VA-K212 Powells Creek

Marker text: POWELL'S CREEK

The creek nearby was named for Nathaniel Powell, acting Governor in 1619. Weyanoke Indian town was here. Nearby is the site of an old mill, known in the Revolution as Bland's, and later, Cocke's Mill. The British general Phillips passed here, May, 1781. Here Grant's army, after crossing the James, turned towards Petersburg, June, 1864.

Virginia Conservation Commission, 1948.

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