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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-94.)
 
Location. 37° 1.388′ N, 76° 19.65′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West County Street and Woodland Road, on the right when traveling east on West County 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. Emancipation Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Emancipation Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Baptist Pierce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Church at Kecoughtan (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Phoebus (approx. half a mile away); Phoebus - The Gateway To The New World (approx. half a mile away); The Hampton Indian Program (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
Phoebus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
2. Phoebus Marker
City 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
 
Beautiful Downtown Phoebus image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
3. Beautiful Downtown Phoebus
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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