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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Church at Kecoughtan
 
First Church at Kecoughtan Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. First Church at Kecoughtan Marker
 
Inscription. Near here on the church creek stood the first church at Kecoughtan (later Hampton). Built on the Parish Glebe Farm about 1616, as the first church of the oldest continuous settlement of English origin in America, William Mease was the first known minister of the parish, from 1613 until about 1620.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WY 90.)
 
Location. 37° 0.294′ N, 76° 21.549′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lasalle Avenue and Kenmore Drive, on the right when traveling north on Lasalle Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Battle of Ironclads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stalemate in Hampton Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wythe’s Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fertile Hunting Grounds For The Indians (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Development Of Olde Wythe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Olde Wythe During Colonial Times (approx. half a mile away); Admiral Sir George Cockburn on the Chesapeake / The War of 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Roads – World’s Greatest Harbor (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
 
Lasalle Ave & Kenmore Dr Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Lasalle Ave & Kenmore Dr
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the Second Church at Kecoughtan marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 517 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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