Near here, on both sides of the Rivanna River, was located the Monacan Indian village of Monasukapanough. This village was one of five Monacan towns that Captain John Smith recorded by name on his 1612 Map of Virginia, though many more existed. Monasukapanough was a chief's village and was occupied for several centuries until it was abandoned in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. Monacan descendants still reside throughout the central Virginia area. The tribe's headquarters today is on Bear Mountain in Amherst County.
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: 2571 Seminole Trail Charlottesville, VA 22911. Located on Seminole Trail, 0.2 miles north of the intersection of Seminole Trail and Co Road 643. Marker is on the left when traveling north on Seminole Trail.
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