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

Col. William Craford

 
 
Col. William Craford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
1. Col. William Craford Marker
Inscription.  
Col. William Craford
founder of
Portsmouth, Virginia
February 27, 1752
Today, known as
Col. William Crawford

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1975.
 
Location. 36° 50.133′ N, 76° 17.883′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Crawford Parkway and High Street, on the left when traveling north on Crawford Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Shipyard Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (about 400 feet away); Seaboard Air Line Railroad (about 400 feet away); Cornwallis' Embarkation
Col. William Craford Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
2. Col. William Craford Statue
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(about 400 feet away); In Commemoration of the Last Public Appearance of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022