Occoneechee State Park

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Occoneechee State Park, Virginia, USA
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The John H. Kerr Reservoir, better known as Buggs Island Lake, at Occoneechee State Park in Virginia
Map showing the location of Occoneechee State Park, Virginia, USA
Map showing the location of Occoneechee State Park, Virginia, USA
Map showing the location of Occoneechee State Park, Virginia, USA
Map showing the location of Occoneechee State Park, Virginia, USA
Location of Occoneechee State Park
Coordinates 36°37′33.963″N 78°31′26.7636″W / 36.62610083°N 78.524101000°W / 36.62610083; -78.524101000Coordinates: 36°37′33.963″N 78°31′26.7636″W / 36.62610083°N 78.524101000°W / 36.62610083; -78.524101000
Area 2,698 acres (1,092 ha)
Established 1968
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Occoneechee State Park is a state park near Clarksville, Virginia, located along Buggs Island Lake. Occoneechee State Park is 2,698 acres in size. It is named for the Occaneechi Indians, who lived in the area. "Bacon's Rebellion abruptly ended their prominence in 1676. This armed rebellion is considered to be the first to occur in the New World. It began when Nathaniel Bacon’s plantation was raided by Susquehannock Indians, who had been displaced from their home to the north. Bacon asked Virginia Gov. Berkley to raise a militia and retaliate. Berkley denied the request so Bacon raised a militia, in violation of the governor’s wishes."[1]

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