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Western Branch North in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

City of Portsmouth

 
 
City of Portsmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Thomson, October 19, 2010
1. City of Portsmouth Marker
Inscription.  The site of this city was patented in 1659 by Captain William Carver. Established as a town in 1752 and named by its founder, Lt. Col. Wm Crawford. Chartered as a city in 1858. It has the country's oldest Naval Shipyard. Established in 1767. The nation's oldest naval hospital, commenced in 1827, and is the birthplace of the world's largest naval installation.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Q 8-i.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitarySettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1659.
 
Location. 36° 51.681′ N, 76° 23.946′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is in Western Branch North. Marker is at the intersection of High Street West (U.S. 17) and Academy Avenue, on the right when traveling east on High Street West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huntersville Rosenwald School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Craney Island
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); The Battle of Craney Island (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Living Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); General Lafayette Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); V. C. Andrews Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 2.9 miles away); Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is numbered Q-8-L in the 2007 third edition of A Guidebook to Virginia Historical Markers by Scott David Arnold.
 
Portsmouth marker is visible behind the city boundary sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Thomson, October 19, 2010
2. Portsmouth marker is visible behind the city boundary sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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