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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Hammill Hotel

 
 
Old Hammill Hotel Marker (Obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Old Hammill Hotel Marker (Obverse)
Commerce Street is a one way street, travelling Southeast. The sign is situated so you see the Reverse side if traveling in a vehicle.
Inscription. The three-story hotel, named for operator Edward Hammill, may be Occoquan’s first brick building. Tradition says it was built in 1804, but it likely dates from c. 1830. It was the Town’s premier inn. Confederate Col. Wade Hampton made it his headquarters in 1862. The 1916 town fire damaged the hotel. It was converted to apartments in 1942.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.016′ N, 77° 15.666′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ogle Harris’ Store (about 300 feet away); Methodist Church
Old Hammill Hotel Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Old Hammill Hotel Marker (Reverse)
C. 1920 Photo by J. Harry Shannon
(about 400 feet away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Town of Occoquan (about 400 feet away); Occoquan Wharves (about 500 feet away); 1804 Occoquan Town Plat (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Old Hammill Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. Old Hammill Hotel and Marker
Prince William County Historical Commission Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
4. Prince William County Historical Commission Plaque
These plaques are placed on buildings the Historical Commission determines as significant in Prince William County's history.
Occoquan Historic District Contributing Building Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
5. Occoquan Historic District Contributing Building Plaque
This plaque is placed immediately below the PWC Historical Commission Plaque (picture 4).
A contributing building within
Old and Historic District Occoquan
c. 1804
as designated by the
National Register of Historic Places and
Virginia Historic Landmark Commission
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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