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County History
The area was inhabited by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans in the 17th century. Some of these were the Monacan Tribe, of Siouan heritage. A group of French Huguenot refugees looking to escape religious persecution, arrived around the turn of the 18th century. The Virginia General Assembly created Powhatan County in May 1777, out of Cumberland County. Chief Powhatan, the father of Pocohantas, was the inspiration of its name. 


Online Data

Churches / Religion
Family Bibles
County History
Miscellaneous Data
School Records
Wills/Probate Records
County Updates
Nov 2014
Post Offices in 1850, Funn obit

Sept 2014
1883 Pensioners, Crime News, Poindexter Obit

Aug 2014
McDearmon Bio

May 2014
Many Obits added

Sept 2013

June 2013
Bio/Obit for Harris

Oct 2012
George Walton Biography
John Gifford Skelton, M.D. Biography
William Powhatan Winfree Biography
1810  Census - Heads of House Holds

Jun 2012
Terry - Pemberton Marriage
Old - Carter Marriage
Cox - Elam Marriage
Stratton - Drake Marriage


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