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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. John's Church

Hampton, Virginia

 
 
St. John's Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. St. John's Church Marker
Inscription. The oldest Anglican parish in continuous existence in America. Established in 1610, this is the fourth church built in the parish. It was erected in 1728 in the shape of a Latin cross. Its walls are two feet thick. The bricks are laid in Flemish bond. Its communion silver bears the hallmark 1618 and has been termed "the most precious relic in the Anglican Church in America." These venerable walls have suffered during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the War Between the States.
 
Location. 37° 1.541′ N, 76° 20.802′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Queens Way and High Court Lane on West Queens Way. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampton Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. Johnís Church (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth City Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Laydon (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Courthouse
West Queen St & High Court Ln Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. West Queen St & High Court Ln
(about 700 feet away); McDowell's Inn (about 700 feet away); The Northeast Corner (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. St. John's Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
St. John's Church (front) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. St. John's Church (front)
St. John's Church (rear) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
4. St. John's Church (rear)
St. John's Church Graveyard Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
5. St. John's Church Graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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