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

Crawford Bay

 
 
Crawford Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
1. Crawford Bay Marker
Inscription. The peace­ful waters of Craw­ford Bay play host each year to a num­ber of boat­ing events includ­ing the Cock Island Race and the Craw­ford Bay Crew Clas­sic. The homes vis­i­ble across the inlet are in a neigh­bor­hood called Swim­ming Point.

One of the few eighteenth-century manor houses remain­ing in Hamp­ton Roads, the Dale-Reed House, is located in Swim­ming Point. The fam­ily of Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War hero Richard Dale once lived in this home. Although mod­ern­ized, the home still has sec­tions of what is prob­a­bly the old­est house in Portsmouth.
 
Location. 36° 50.427′ N, 76° 18.042′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Crawford Parkway east of Court Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Craney Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornwallis at Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); Olde Towne Portsmouth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Nelson
Dale-Reed home from NE image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 12, 2010
2. Dale-Reed home from NE
From roughly the same angle as on the marker.
(about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Elizabeth River (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Portsmouth Naval Hospital (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of the Path of History of Portsmouth.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Dale-Reed home from SE image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 12, 2010
3. Dale-Reed home from SE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 25, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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