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

Little England

 
 
Little England Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Little England Marker
Inscription.  In 1634, Capps Point, later known as Little England, was patented by William Capps, a prominent planter who maintained a lucrative saltworks. He served as a burgess in the 1619 General Assembly, the first representative legislative body in the New World. On 25 June 1813, during the War of 1812, British Admiral George Cockburn sailed into the mouth of Hampton River and shelled Hampton. A complement of 450 Virginia militiamen tried in vain to hold the British at bay with several small cannons mounted in the fortification at Little England. Afterward the British occupied and plundered the town.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-88.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
 
Location. 37° 1.19′ N, 76° 20.996′ W. Marker is in Downtown Hampton in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on South Armistead
S Armistead Ave & Victoria Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. S Armistead Ave & Victoria Blvd
Avenue. 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. Edward Braddock (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John’s Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named St. John's Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Virginia Laydon (approx. half a mile away); Elizabeth City Parish (approx. half a mile away); The Hampton Carousel (approx. half a mile away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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