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


Visual Reminders of Pittsylvania County’s Native Americans

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


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.


Saponi Historical Marker – Saponi Religion Explained


William Bird and Saponi, Ned Bearskin, Remembered


Indian Tools


Native American Atlatl Weight


Native American Pottery


Native American Fish Weir


Morrow Mountain, Source of Ancient Artifacts


Arrowhead Construction


Whispers of the 1700s in Pittsylvania County


The Rock that Turned the Tide



About Roberta Estes

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

  1. susi c pentico says:

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


  2. Misha Milton says:

    I wonder if there is anyone to contact. I have documents of my family who are Native American from the 1800s and on..maybe we could swap info

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