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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); Norfolk County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Towne Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Commodore Theatre (about 300 feet away); Monumental Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Reverend Francis Devlin (about 700 feet away); Court Street Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (approx. 0.2 miles 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.)
 
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 November 12, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then. Last updated on July 3, 2009, by Scott Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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