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

Trinity Church

 
 
Trinity Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
1. Trinity Church Marker
Inscription. Built in 1762 as the Parish Church of Portsmouth Parish, established in 1761. Later named Trinity; Enlarged in 1829; Remodeled in 1893. Colonel William Crawford, founder of Portsmouth in 1752, was a member of the first Vestry. Buried here is Commodore James Barron, Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake when attacked by H.M.S. Leopard in 1807; the result was his celebrated duel with Stephen Decatur in 1820. The graves of many Revolutionary patriots are here.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q8A.)
 
Location. 36° 50.082′ N, 76° 18.062′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Court Street north of King Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portsmouth Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Towne Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norfolk County Court House (about 300 feet away); The Commodore Theatre (about 300 feet away); Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away); The 1846 Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Monumental Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Reverend Francis Devlin (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
Trinity Church Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
2. Trinity Church

 
Also see . . .  Trinity Episcopal Church-Our History. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The Court Yard Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
3. The Court Yard
Virginia Historic Landmark Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
4. Virginia Historic Landmark
Trinity Church has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Act of 1966
National Register of Historic Places Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
5. National Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
Commodore James Barron's Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy
6. Commodore James Barron's Grave
Marker on Commodore James Barron's Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Laura Troy
7. Marker on Commodore James Barron's Grave
Commodore James Barron, U.S.N.
Senior Officer aboard the Frigate Chesapeake
Placed by Fort Norfolk Chapter
U.S. Daughters of 1812
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then. Last updated on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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