Passapatanzy, Virginia

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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
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Passapatanzy is a 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]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Passapatanzy, Virginia
  2. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Archived 2012-07-11 at Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  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.