A group of Virginia Indians referred to as the Doeg (but also Dogue, Taux, and other names) occupied villages and settlements along the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers by 1607. They included Tauxenent, near the mouth of the Occoquan River, Namasingakent near Mount Vernon and Assaomeck near Alexandria. The Doeg lived a semi-sedentary lifestyle that involved farming and extended hunting and fishing trips. The English forced many of the Doeg out of this region by the late 17th century. Nearby Dogue Creek is named for them.
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Alexandria, VA 22309. Located on Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy (Rt. 235), 0.25 miles south of the intersection of Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy (Rt. 235) and Richmond Hwy (Hwy 1). Marker is on the right when traveling south on Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy (Rt. 235).
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