Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elizabeth City Parish
Fortified at Old Point by Captain George Percy, October, 1609.
Settled by Lord De La Warr, July, 1610;
Reinforced by Sir Thomas Dale, May, 1611;
The Rev. William Mease being the first minister.
Named after the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I., 1620.
This church, the third in the parish, erected 1728;
Built of bricks made here by Henry Cary.
The town and church sacked June 24-27, 1813, in the War of 1812-13.
The church repaired, and named St. Johnís Church, 1827.
Consecrated by Bishop R.C. Moore, Friday, Jany. 8, 1830.
The town and church burned the night of Aug. 7-8, 1861 in the War of 1881-65.
The original walls stood, and the church was restored 1869-70.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good:-
For his mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136. I.
Rev. C. Braxton Bryan, Rector.
Location. 37° 1.556′ N, 76° 20.8′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Queens Way and High Court Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Virginia Laydon (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. Johnís Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Hampton Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); The Northeast Corner (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
Also see . . . Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • War of 1812 • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.