- a river in S Virginia, flowing SE to the Blackwater River at the North Carolina border. 170 miles (274 km) long.
Examples from the Web for nottoway
Historical Examples of nottoway
The only one of the counties formed in 1789 that is now in Virginia is Nottoway.
Nottoway is an Indian word meaning "a snake, that is, an enemy."
There remained in their native seat two hundred Nottoway Indians, the only tribe of any consequence surviving in Virginia.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia
Nottoway River derives its name from the Indian tribe and the county honors both.
The Nottoway was higher than the Rappahannock is to-night, and you did not expect to meet me again—so soon!Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins
John Esten Cooke