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

Crawford House

 
 
Crawford House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
1. Crawford House Marker
Inscription. Erected 1835 by J.W. Collins, Portsmouth’s first five-story building and for many years a leading hotel. Presidents Van Buren, Tyler, and Fillmore were entertained here.
 
Erected 1961. (Marker Number Q-8-M.)
 
Location. 36° 50.164′ N, 76° 17.885′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Crawford Street south of Queen Street, on the left when traveling north. 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. Col. William Craford (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Luke Porter (about 400 feet away); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (about 400 feet away); Naval Shipyard Museum (about 400 feet away); Cornwallis' Embarkation (about 400 feet away); The Coast Guard (about 500 feet away); Seaboard Air Line Railroad (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Crawford House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
2. Crawford House Marker
 
 
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 1,082 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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