Captain John Smith


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Prehistory and Native Americans


Captain John Smith

Much is known of the Indians in Stafford County because of oral traditions and the writings of Captain John Smith.  In 1608, he explored Aquia and Potomac Creeks from the Potomac River. He visited the Indians at Indian Point in Marlborough Point as well as exploring the Rappahannock River.  Smith’s diaries are a valuable resource of information about the Patawomeck Indians in most of Stafford as well as the Manahoac Indians found west of the Fall Line into the Hartwood area.