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

Phoebus

 
 
Phoebus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
1. Phoebus Marker
Inscription. Settled as Mill Creek and Strawberry Banks by English Colonists, the Town of Phoebus was “Roseland Farm” until 1871 when it was divided into lots and became known as Chesapeake City. When the town was incorporated in 1900, it was named Phoebus in honor of its leading citizen, Harrison Phoebus. (Marker Number WY-93.)
 
Location. 37° 1.008′ N, 76° 19.495′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Mallory Street and Downes Street, on the right when traveling east on South Mallory Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Phoebus - The Gateway To The New World (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Hamilton (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Phoebus (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Monument (approx. half a mile away); Emancipation Oak (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Institute (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Emancipation Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Baptist Pierce (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in Phoebus, a historic area in the City
Phoebus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
2. Phoebus Marker
of Hampton. Phoebus was an incorporated town in Elizabeth City County, which was merged into the City of Hampton in 1952 and no longer exists.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Phoebus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
3. Phoebus Marker
The marker is barely visible in the background, behind the Welcome to Phoebus post.
Beautiful Downtown Phoebus image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
4. Beautiful Downtown Phoebus
Welcome to Phoebus image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
5. Welcome to Phoebus
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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