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Chowanoke History at Bacon’s Castle

June 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Hertford County's first new marker in 17 years.
This NC Highway Historical Marker is just east of Harrellsville on NC45.  Marker nominated by the Chowan Discovery Group.

In the 1580’s, the Choanoac,/Chowanoke people were the largest of the Carolina Algonquian nations, and they controlled all of what is now the Chowan River.  Chowan Discovery’s Marvin T. Jones, a Chowanoke descendant, will lecture about the history of ancestors of many people in the Hertford County area.

On June 20 at 1pm, this lecture is hosted by Bacon’s Castle, a 350+ year-old house in Surry, Virginia.  Chowan Discovery thanks Joanna Braswell for the invitation.  Please visit the link of today’s Chowanoke people, the link for Chowanoke descendants, and the link for the Chowanoke reservation in Gates County.


Bacon’s Castle
465 Bacon's Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883 United States
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