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

First Church at Kecoughtan

 
 
First Church at Kecoughtan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. First Church at Kecoughtan Marker
Inscription.  Near here on the church creek stood the first church at Kecoughtan (later Hampton). Built on the Parish Glebe Farm about 1616, as the first church of the oldest continuous settlement of English origin in America, William Mease was the first known minister of the parish, from 1613 until about 1620.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WY-90.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1616.
 
Location. 37° 0.294′ N, 76° 21.549′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lasalle Avenue and Kenmore Drive, on the right when traveling north on Lasalle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Battle of Ironclads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stalemate in Hampton Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wythe’s Birthplace (approx. ¼ mile away);
Lasalle Ave & Kenmore Dr image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Lasalle Ave & Kenmore Dr
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Fertile Hunting Grounds For The Indians (approx. ¼ mile away); The Development Of Olde Wythe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Olde Wythe During Colonial Times (approx. half a mile away); Admiral Sir George Cockburn on the Chesapeake / The War of 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Roads – World’s Greatest Harbor (approx. half a mile 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. To better understand the relationship, study the Second Church at Kecoughtan marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 22, 2022