Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Native American Locations

Byrd Pitts Map

I’ve discovered a lovely website created by William T. Mitchell.  William Mitchell is a historian with a particular interest in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which sets atop the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia.  This area is rich in history, with Col. William Byrd being one of the first Europeans to actually visit the area he referred to as “Eden.”  Of course, this Eden was not uninhabited, there were already residents living here in this Garden, the Native people.  William Mitchell, along with others, has documented this area, it’s Native inhabitants and the artifacts left by them.

Rediscovering Pittsylvania’s Missing Native Americans

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/native/redis.htm

Visual Reminders of Pittsylvania County’s Native Americans

Have you ever wondered what a Native American Fish Wier looked like?  Well, wonder no more….

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/native/vis/index.htm

Col. William Byrd’s Observations 1728-33 – A Self-Guided Tour Of Pittsylvania County’s Southern Border

This is a wonderful retracing of Col. Byrd’s survey crew when surveying the boundary between North Carolina and Virginia.  Mitchell has found the locations and photographed them.  Many Native locations are included.

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/articles/phsp/014/index.htm

Saponi Historical Marker – Saponi Religion Explained

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/native/saponi/vamkr/01/index.htm

William Bird and Saponi, Ned Bearskin, Remembered

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/byrd/we2/st01/index.htm

Indian Tools

http://www.pittpaths.com/st/0054.htm

Native American Atlatl Weight

http://www.pittpaths.com/st/0016.htm

Native American Pottery

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/nature/niche/186.htm

Native American Fish Weir

http://www.pittpaths.com/st/0160.htm

Morrow Mountain, Source of Ancient Artifacts

http://www.pittpaths.com/articles/0276/

Arrowhead Construction

http://www.pittpaths.com/st/0025.htm

Whispers of the 1700s in Pittsylvania County

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/whispersofthe1700s.htm

The Rock that Turned the Tide

http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/history/mitchell/rock/index.htm

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About robertajestes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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One Response to Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Native American Locations

  1. susi c pentico says:

    Hurray where my SCOTT”S ,LEWIS, MURRY were from.

    Susi

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