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

William Claiborne

 
 
William Claiborne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. William Claiborne Marker
Inscription. Nearby, William Claiborne (1600-1677) built a warehouse about 1631 to support his trading post on Kent Island in Chesapeake Bay. When Maryland seized the island in 1632, Claiborne fought an unsuccessful "naval war." Born in Kent County, England, he had arrived in Virginia in 1621 as the colony's surveyor. He served on the governor's Council (1625-1638), as secretary of state (1626-1637, 1652-1660) and treasurer (1642-1677), as commander of military forces (1644-1645), and, during the Commonwealth period, as a parliamentary commissioner (1652) to secure the surrenders of Virginia and Maryland. In 1680, an act of assembly established Hampton on land he originally owned.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-99.)
 
Location. 37° 1.445′ N, 76° 20.587′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60) and South King Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in Carousel Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); The Hampton Carousel
Carousel Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Carousel Park
(a few steps from this marker); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Claiborne (1600-c.1677). Exploring Marylandís Roots (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Brief Background on William Claiborne. The National Society of the Claiborne Family Descendants (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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