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

Kempsville

 
 
Kempsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Kempsville Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as Kemp's Landing, Kempsville is located at the head of the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. By the middle 1700s, it had become an important port community. Colonial Governor Lord Dunmore's forces fought the Princess Anne County militia at Kemp's landing on 14/15 Nov. 1775 for possession of the strategically important bridge there. After a brief engagement, the militia retreated. Established as a town in 1783, Kempsville served as the county seat of Princess Anne County from 1778 to about 1823. Princess Anne County was consolidated with the City of Virginia Beach in 1963 and the town became part of the city.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-272.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1775.
 
Location. 36° 49.624′ N, 76° 9.783′ W. Marker
Wide view of the Kempsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the Kempsville Marker
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is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Princess Anne (Access) Road, 0.1 miles east of Princess Anne Road (Virginia Route 165), on the right when traveling east. Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach VA 23462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Princess Anne County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Skirmish Of Kempsville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing (about 700 feet away); Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); Seal of the City of Virginia Beach (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lake Trashmore Bank Stabilization (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Pembroke Manor House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Regarding Kempsville.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Kempsville :: Official City of Virginia Beach Web Site. (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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May. 29, 2022