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

McDowell's Inn

 
 
McDowell's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. McDowell's Inn Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1726 John McDowell, who appraised estates and witnessed wills in Elizabeth City County, owned and operated an inn. It was bought by Dr. John Brodie in 1765. British Marine Captain Brown was treated here and died from wounds received in battle in the Revolutionary War. Excavations in 1968 unearthed a colonial cellar and produced evidence of the fires of 1861 and 1884. The "Idle Hour" Picture Show, Dobson's Saloon, the Apollo and Rex Theaters and the old frame Y.M.C.A. building which became the Hampton Lodge of the B.P.O.E. were located within this area.

Given by Sovran Bank
in cooperation with
The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia
 
Erected 1985 by The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 1.52′ N, 76° 20.653′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on South King Street 0.1 miles south of West Queens
S King Street & W Queens Way image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. S King Street & W Queens Way
Way, on the right when traveling south. 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 Magnolia Tree Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northeast Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sclater Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton Is Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth-Century Hampton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Langley Field: Creating an Air Force (about 400 feet away); Seventeenth-Century Hampton (about 400 feet away); Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
 
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 613 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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