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POWHATAN'S CHIMNEY, overlooking the York River, is located in lower Gloucester County, near Timberneck Creek. It has long been considered to be the chimney attached to the house that Emperor Powhatan requested of John Smith. Whether or not this is true, it is an ancient landmark overlooking the York River at its most spectacular. Once almost totally destroyed, it was rebuilt in the 1930's by the Joseph Bryan Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA). Marl, the original material obtained from a nearby island, was used for the reconstruction.

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