Downtown in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elizabeth City Parish
Fortified at Old Point by Captain George Percy, October, 1609.
Settled by Lord De La Warr, July, 1610;
Reinforced by Sir Thomas Dale, May, 1611;
The Rev. William Mease being the first minister.
Named after the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I., 1620.
This church, the third in the parish, erected 1728;
Built of bricks made here by Henry Cary.
The town and church sacked June 24-27, 1813, in the War of 1812-13.
The church repaired, and named St. John’s Church, 1827.
Consecrated by Bishop R.C. Moore, Friday, Jany. 8, 1830.
The town and church burned the night of Aug. 7-8, 1861 in the War of 1881-65.
The original walls stood, and the church was restored 1869-70.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good:-
For his mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136. I.
Rev. C. Braxton Bryan, Rector.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • War of 1812 • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 1.556′ N, 76° 20.8′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Queens Way and High Court Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Virginia Laydon (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. John’s Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Hampton Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); The Northeast Corner (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Also see . . . Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.