“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Downtown in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Historic Hampton

Historic Hampton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Historic Hampton Marker
Inscription.  The Native American village of Kecoughtan stood across the Hampton River in 1607. Soon after the English forcibly removed the inhabitants in 1610, the colonists settled there and the village grew. By the early eighteenth century, the royal customhouse, wharves, warehouses and taverns were located in the bustling seaport town of Hampton. In an early Revolutionary War engagement, militiamen repulsed a British naval attack against Hampton on 24 Oct. 1775. During the Revolution, Hampton was the home port of the Virginia State Navy. On 25 June 1813, during the Wart of 1812, the British sacked the town. Confederates burned it in Aug. 1861 to prevent its use by Union troops and slaves.
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-87.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1813.
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37° 1.689′ N, 76° 20.62′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Wine Street, on the right when traveling west on Lincoln Street. 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. First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); The Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Hampton Courthouse (about 600 feet away); The Sclater Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); King and Queen Streets (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Northeast Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Serio Boat Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Hampton City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Hampton City Hall
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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