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

Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth

 
 
Home Site of William Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
1. Home Site of William Crawford Marker
Inscription. Here stood the residence of William Crawford who in 1752 founded the town of Portsmouth on sixty-five acres of his extensive plantation lands. The house site extended south on Crawford Street 113 feet, and east on High Street to the Elizabeth River. Crawford was presiding Justice of the Norfolk Cy. Court, Lt.-Colonel of the County Militia, a wealthy merchant and planter.
 
Erected 1975 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number Q8-r.)
 
Location. 36° 50.124′ N, 76° 17.849′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on High Street east of Crawford Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Craford (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Shipyard Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaboard Air Line Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornwallis' Embarkation
Both Markers image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
2. Both Markers
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crawford House (about 300 feet away); In Commemoration of the Last Public Appearance of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
More about this marker. This Marker sits with Q-8s
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Col. William Craford Statue image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
3. Col. William Craford Statue
William Craford image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
4. William Craford
Col. William Craford founder of Portsmouth, Virginia February 27, 1752. Today, known as Col. William Crawford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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