Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Africans in Virginia
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-96.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1619.
Location. 37° 0.062′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Monroe History (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Monroe Seawall History (within shouting distance of this marker); Notable Locations in the Hampton Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineer Wharf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Retreat / Courtesies (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe Seawall History (about 300 feet away); Lantaka (about 400 feet away); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (about 400 feet 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. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
Also see . . .
1. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “First Africans in Virginia” (Submitted on February 12, 2019.)
2. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
3. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. 3. submitted on August 19, 2019. 4. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.