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October 18, 1937

Survey Report, The Old Powhatan Oak, 1937 October 18, Research made by Daisy Lawrence, Computer file: 1999, 2 image files, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Survey Report, The Old Powhatan Oak, 1937 October 18, Research made by Daisy Lawrence, Computer file: 1999, 2 image files, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Survey Report, The Old Powhatan Oak, 1937 October 18, Research made by Daisy Lawrence, Computer file: 1999, 2 image files, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

The Old Powhatan Oak Was Surveyed

This report describing "The Old Powhatan Oak" tree on the Navy Base in Norfolk is a part of the Virginia Works Progress Administration's Virginia Historical Inventory Project. The project inventoried buildings built primarily before 1860; however, VHI writers also wrote reports on cemeteries, antiques, historical events, and people and included transcriptions of historic documents. Local people believed the Powhatan Oak was the site where Pocahontas saved John Smith's life. The tree was alive and often photographed during the Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition in 1907, but it was dead by the time of this report. The tree no longer stands.