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Manakin-Sabot

  •   State: 
    Virginia
      County: 
    Goochland County
      City: 
    Manakin-Sabot
      County FIPS: 
    51075
      Coordinates: 
    37°38′17″N 77°42′28″W
  •   Latitude: 
    37,6478
      Longitude: 
    -77,7203
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Richmond, VA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    23103
      GMAP: 

    Manakin-Sabot, Goochland County, Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
    311,527

Manakin-Sabot, consisting of the villages of Manakin and Sabot, is an unincorporated community in Goochland County, Virginia, United States. It is located northwest of Richmond in the Piedmont and is part of the Greater Richmond region. French Huguenots, Protestant religious refugees who had emigrated via London in 1700 and 1701 on the promise of land from the Crown, were among the earliest European settlers in the area. The colony of Manakin was created by a grant of 10,000 acres of land in Virginia from the English King William III in 1699 to the Marquis Olivier de la Muce. Major League Baseball player Justin Verlander was raised in Manakin- Sabot. The area was increasingly developed by colonists for plantations, with planters shifting from tobacco to wheat and mixed crops in the eighteenth century as the market changed. Some of these farms and plantations were adapted and operated into the 20th century for agriculture. The French and their descendants intermarried with English settlers. Many of their descendants moved west or south with other migrants, including into Kentucky and other areas. Gradually the pioneers adapted and moved out of the village to their farms in the region. By 1750, the village was defunct. The village was founded by French HugUenots in the early 17th century on land granted to them by the King of England. The land was for a French settlement to be established on the banks of the James River. One French settlement in Powhatan County became known as Manakin Town (after the native tribe).

History

Several hundred French Huguenots emigrated via London in 1700 and 1701 on the promise of land from the Crown. Officials gave them land in areas 20 miles above the falls of the James River at areas previously occupied by the Native American Monacan people. This tribe spoke a Siouan language, as did other tribes of the uplands. One French settlement in Powhatan County became known as Manakin Town (after the native tribe) Two villages in Goochland were Manakin and Sabot. By 1750, the village was defunct. Over the decades, the French and their descendants intermarried with English settlers. Many of their descendants moved west or south with other migrants, including into Kentucky and other areas. The area was increasingly developed by colonists for plantations, with planters shifting from tobacco to wheat and mixed crops in the eighteenth century as the market changed. Some of these farms and plantations were adapted and operated into the 20th century for agriculture. The colony of Manakin was created by a grant of 10,000 acres of land in Virginia from the English King William III in 1699 to the Marquis Olivier de la Muce, a French aristocrat who had been imprisoned in the Castle of Nantes on the Isle of Re prior to escaping to England some ten years earlier. Four debarkations left Southampton for Virginia in the summer of 1699, with a total of more than 500 people. Names of three of the ships are known - "Pierre and Anthony" (Galley of London), "Le Nasseau" and "Mary and Ann".

Notable residents

Major League Baseball player Justin Verlander was raised in Manakin-Sabot. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located in the eastern part of the Mississippi River valley. It was the site of the World War II-era Battle of Manakin, which was fought in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city is located near the town of Sabot, which is in the western part of Mississippi County. It also has a small town of Manakin, where the town's population is about 1,200. It has been known as Manakin since the 19th century, when the town was first settled by Native Americans. It's also known as Sabot in the United States, where it was founded in the early 1800s, and as Manakin in the 1930s and 1940s, when it was first known as a town. It now has a large percentage of African-American residents, including many African-Americans and Hispanics. The community is also known for its rich history of culture, especially in the arts and literature. It suffered a devastating fire that destroyed much of the town in the 1950s and 1960s, killing many people and injuring many more in the process. It still has a reputation for being a tough place to live, with many of its residents working hard to keep the town clean and running a successful business. In the 1970s and 1980s, Manakin was known as "Manakin City" and "Sabot" in the state.

  • Manakin-Sabot's population in Goochland County, Virginia of 163,065 residents in 1900 has increased 1,91-fold to 311,527 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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