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

Wythe’s Birthplace

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Wythe’s Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  
Eight miles north George Wythe, Revolutionary Leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born, 1726.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-85.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1726.
 
Location. 37° 0.484′ N, 76° 21.577′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of LaSalle Avenue (Virginia Route 167) and Kecoughtan Road, on the right when traveling south on LaSalle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 LaSalle Avenue, Hampton VA 23661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Church at Kecoughtan (approx. Ľ mile away); First Battle of Ironclads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stalemate in Hampton Roads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fertile Hunting Grounds For The Indians (approx. 0.4 miles away);
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By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Wythe’s Birthplace Marker
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The Development Of Olde Wythe (approx. half a mile away); Little England Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Little England Chapel and Newtown (approx. half a mile away); Olde Wythe During Colonial Times (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of George Wythe. Colonial Williamsburg website. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
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Internet Archive
3. George Wythe
From The Magazine of American History, Vol. XIII, No. 4, April 1885.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,203 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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