Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia

Upcoming Events


Sunday January 14, 2018  2pm.

Sunday April 8, 2018  2pm.

Sunday July 8, 2018  2pm.

Annual Meeting

Sunday October 14, 2018  2pm.

All meetings are held at:

Bethel Baptist Church

1193 White Oak Road

Fredericksburg, Va. 22405
















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Chief John Lightner

1416 Brent Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Administrative Asst. to Tribal Council

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Research Links

Here you will find links to outside research at the Smithsonian,

College of William & Mary, and other Internet resources.

A visual compilation of Virginia historical highway markers which relate to Native American history

Patawomeck Indian VA Historical Highway Markers

Archeological Exploration of Patawomeke Indian Town Site

Excavations by Judge William J. Graham and by T. Dale Stewart of the U.S. National Museum/Natural History from 1935 to 1940 at Potomac Neck in Stafford County, Virginia

Archaeological_specimens_from_New_England containing info on Rappahannock Indians
This series of INDIAN NOTES AND MONOGRAPHS is devoted primarily to the publication of the results of studies by members of the staff of the Museum of the American Indian & the Heye Foundation

American_Anthropologist Jan_Mar 1907_Virginia Indians the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. recordings and exhibits.

The History and Present State of Virginia in 4 Parts

Online transcription of 1705 book written by Robert Beverly.

The General History of Virginia and New England

Online transcription of 1607 book written by Captain John Smith

The Algonquian Terms Patawomeke [Potomac]

1901 study of Algonquian words and place-names by William W. Tooker

Archaeological Report from College of William & Mary

Archaeologists from the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research revisited the Potomac Creek site in 1996-7 with support from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources .