Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Near here the English landed April 30, 1607 before going to Jamestown. They were welcomed by the Kecoughton Indians with native religious ceremonies, dancing and feasting.
In 1610, following the starving time at Jamestown, early settlers founded new homes on Hampton's fertile fields, establishing the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement in America.
Commemorating the 1607 landing of the English Colonists
Erected 1957 by City of Hampton, Virginia.
Location. 37° 0.85′ N, 76° 19.98′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Franklin Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23667, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Phoebus (approx. half a mile away); The Hampton Indian Program (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Church at Kecoughtan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emancipation Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hampton Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Emancipation Oak John Baptist Pierce (approx. 0.7 miles away); Phoebus - The Gateway To The New World (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 26 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.