The Name

“Mattaponi (pronounced matta-pone-aye) Springs” describes the many natural freshwater springs throughout the property that feed the Mattaponi River (less than one mile downstream), as well as provide sources of clean, fresh, naturally-filtered water for the Mattaponi Indians who lived and hunted in this area. The springs, streams and creeks on the property support an abundant wildlife population of deer, geese, hawks, turkey and many other species of wild birds.