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

The Northeast Corner

 
 
The Northeast Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. The Northeast Corner Marker
Inscription.  On this corner in the 1750's was a large brick house owned by Captain Alexander Hamilton. John Paul, who owned and ran an ordinary during the Revolutionary War, sold the fifteen corner feet of the one-half acre lot to Thomas Latimer, Jr. It was bought by William Massenburg in 1817. By 1881, it was Elisha G. Darden's dry goods store with the Monitor, a local newspaper, occupying a large room upstairs. The Darden store was converted to The Merchants National Bank in 1903. The bulding was demolished in 1972.

Given by the friends in memory of
Margaret Avent Diggs, President,
The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia, 1979-81
 
Erected 1985 by The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 1.549′ N, 76° 20.647′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Queens Way and Kings Way, on the right when traveling
E Queens Way & Kings Way image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. E Queens Way & Kings Way
west on East Queens Way. 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. The Sclater Building (a few steps from this marker); McDowell's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Tree Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); Hampton Courthouse (about 300 feet away); The Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Hampton Is Burned (about 400 feet away); Twentieth-Century Hampton (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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