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Welcome to Deltaville
In 1909 the U.S. Postal Service accepted a local recommendation to change the name of a Chesapeake Bay community, and Sandy Bottom became Deltaville. Deltaville’s history, however, goes back much further than 100 years. In 1608, the year after Jamestown was settled, a group of English explorers led by Captain John Smith came upon the community while exploring the tributaries of the Bay.
07.01.2009History on the loose: Washington’s birthplace
Lore holds that, at the age of 26, George Washington’s great-grandfather John Washington washed up on the shores of the Northern Neck after a merchant ship he was on foundered in the Potomac River in 1657. He was taken in by wealthy planter Nathanial Pope.
05.20.2009Pow wow: Native American heritage on display
For America’s native people, a visit by another tribe, the change of seasons and the corn harvest were all reasons to have a pow wow, a sort of homecoming with dancing and feasting. Pow wows have evolved into a way to preserve Indian heritage and history and keep their culture alive.
05.20.2009The official Rivah Map
This map showing sites of interest throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula displays approximate locations and is not intended to be used for navigation.
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