I wish to thank my dear friend, retired College Lecturer, and fellow Pocahontas research enthusiast, Christine Dean, for her ongoing updates about happenings in and around her hometown of Heacham, Norfolk, England.
Perhaps famine forced them to seek refuge with the Croatoan Indians, one of the indigenous tribes.
The province is deeply interlaced by tidal rivers and is dominated by the Northern Neck Peninsula, the Middle Peninsula, and the Virginia Peninsula—all west of . In the Tidewater, the tidal lowlands are usually covered with loam, a mixed soil rich in organic materials. In the Piedmont, clay and limestone soils dominate, and limestone soils are found in the valley areas west of the Blue Ridge.
The state’s climate, generally mild and equable, varies according to elevation and proximity to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Valley and Ridge province consists of linear ridges in its western segment and the region of the eastern United States) consists of lower rolling hills, reaching from the Blue Ridge to the fall line, the place where rivers descend, often in rapids, from higher and geologically older regions onto the flatter coastal plains.
To the east the Coastal Plain province—or region—lies low between the fall line and the Atlantic coast.