Passapatanzy, Virginia

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Passapatanzy, Virginia
Location in King George County and the state of Virginia
Location in King George County and the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°17′50″N 77°18′51″W / 38.29722°N 77.31417°W / 38.29722; -77.31417Coordinates: 38°17′50″N 77°18′51″W / 38.29722°N 77.31417°W / 38.29722; -77.31417
CountryUnited States
CountyKing George
 • Total2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Land2.03 sq mi (5.27 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
214 ft (65 m)
 • Total1,283
 • Density630/sq mi (243.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22485 (King George)
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-60888
GNIS feature ID1497075

Passapatanzy is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in King George County, Virginia, United States.[1] The population as of the 2010 census was 1,283.[2]


It was recorded as a Patawomeck village ruled by Japazaws, elder brother of the weroance, who conspired with Englishman Samuel Argall to capture Chief Powhatan's daughter, Matoaka (Pocahontas) on April 13, 1613. According to Mattaponi and Patawomeck tradition, Pocahontas was residing there with her husband, Kocoum, and her daughter, Ka-Okee, survived with other Patawomecks after Kocoum's death.[3] A historic marker about this event stands near the Potomac Creek Bridge on U.S. Route 1 in Stafford.[4]


Passapatanzy is in western King George County, along Virginia State Route 218, which leads west 9 miles (14 km) to Fredericksburg and east 15 miles (24 km) to U.S. Route 301 at Dahlgren. King George, the county seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the southeast.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Passapatanzy CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.20%, are water.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Passapatanzy, Virginia
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Passapatanzy CDP, Virginia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Deyo, William "Night Owl" (5 September 2009). "Our Patawomeck Ancestors" (PDF). Patawomeck Tides. 12 (1): 2–7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Kidnapping of Pocahontas Historical Marker". Retrieved 5 June 2018.