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

St. John's Church

Hampton, Virginia

 
 
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
1. St. John's Church Marker
Inscription.  The oldest Anglican parish in continuous existence in America. Established in 1610, this is the fourth church built in the parish. It was erected in 1728 in the shape of a Latin cross. Its walls are two feet thick. The bricks are laid in Flemish bond. Its communion silver bears the hallmark 1618 and has been termed "the most precious relic in the Anglican Church in America." These venerable walls have suffered during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the War Between the States.
 
Erected by St. John's Church, Hampton, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1610.
 
Location. 37° 1.541′ N, 76° 20.802′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Queens Way and High Court Lane, on the right when traveling west on West Queens Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 W Queens Way, Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founders And Patriots Buried In This Cemetery (a
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
2. St. John's Church Marker
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few steps from this marker); War of 1812 Veterans Interred or Memorialized in this Historic Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. John's Church (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth City Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Laydon (within shouting distance of this marker); Searching for Slabtown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
St. John's Church (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. St. John's Church (front)
St. John's Church (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
4. St. John's Church (rear)
Additional plaque on the church image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
5. Additional plaque on the church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   5. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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