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Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Watts House

 
 
Watts House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 11, 2010
1. Watts House Marker
Inscription.  Built by Colonel Dempsey Watts in 1799 and inherited by his son, Captain Samuel Watts, who lived here until his death in 1878. Here Chief Black Hawk, of the Black Hawk Indian War, was entertained in 1820, and Henry Clay in 1844.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q 8C.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 36° 50.3′ N, 76° 18.133′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 517 North Street and Dinwiddie Street, on the left when traveling east on 517 North Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Yellow Fever of 1855 (here, next to this marker); Elks Lodge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Nelson (about 700 feet away); Olde Towne Portsmouth (about 700 feet away); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781
Watts House from SW, across North St. image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 11, 2010
2. Watts House from SW, across North St.
(about 700 feet away); Lincolnsville (about 700 feet away); Cornwallis at Portsmouth (about 700 feet away); Court Street Baptist Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
 
Watts House from East (across Dinwiddie St.) image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 11, 2010
3. Watts House from East (across Dinwiddie St.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 20, 2020