The historic home, “Derwent” was occupied by General Robert E. Lee from June-September, 1865, after the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered at Appomattox. Here, Lee’s powerful spirit enabled the people to rise from ashes of war to triumph in the new era.

Bordering northern Powhatan, the James River offers a myriad of recreational activities for young, old and everyone in between.

Powhatan is home to nearly 10,000 horses and therefore is a favorite ‘stomping ground’ to regional equestrians.

On the National Register of Historic Places is the Powhatan Courthouse, designed by New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1849 in the Greek revival style. Powhatan’s Courthouse boasts a quaint village with fabulous southern food and hospitality.

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The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore our website to learn more about our community, our history, events and more. We encourage you to come to Powhatan, VA to visit or become a new resident. Feel free to stop by the Chamber office for more information about Powhatan.

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