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Where is the real Pocahontas buried?
St George’s Church, Gravesend
She was buried in St George’s Church, Gravesend, in England; her grave’s exact location is unknown because the church was rebuilt after a fire destroyed it….
|Resting place||St George’s Church, Gravesend|
|Other names||Rebecca Rolfe|
Who is buried in Gravesend churchyard?
Pocahontas was born circa 1596, near Jamestown, Virginia, U.S.A. and died in March 1617 in Gravesend, Kent, England.
Why is it called Gravesend?
Frank Carr has said that the name derives from the Saxon Gerevesend, the end of the authority of the Porters, (originally Portgereve), the officer in charge of the town. Gravesham was however adopted in 1974 as the name of the new Borough, and the main town of the bourogh still remains as Gravesend.
Where was the last resting place of Pocahontas?
The last resting place of the famous Native American princess is marked by a haunting monument. Pocahontas statue. Matt Brown/cc by 2.0 Pocahontas statue.
Where is the monument to Pocahontas in Kent?
In the garden of a rather unassuming church in the Kentish town of Gravesend stands a monument to one of the most famous Native American women in history, Pocahontas, who through her tenderness and diplomacy averted an imminent war between British settlers and her tribe, the Powhatans.
Where is the bronze statue of Pocahontas located?
This haunting life-size bronze sculpture is a copy of one sculpted by William Ordway Partridge in 1913, with the original standing in the city of Jamestown, Virginia, USA, once the homeland of the Powhatan people. It was donated as a gift to the people of Gravesend in 1958 by the then Virginia governor.
What did the inscription on the engraving of Pocahontas mean?
The inscription on a 1616 engraving of Pocahontas reads “MATOAKA ALS REBECCA FILIA POTENTISS : PRINC : POWHATANI IMP:VIRGINIÆ”, meaning “Matoaka, alias Rebecca, daughter of the most powerful prince of the Powhatan Empire of Virginia”.