Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Johnís Church
The Venerable Survivor
The walls remained strong enough to be repaired, with donations from all over the country. In 1869 services resumed, and St. Johnís Church stands today as the only building to survive the burning of Hampton.
Henry Cary, Jr., built St. Johnís Church, the oldest building in Hampton, in 1728. It is the fourth such structure to serve Elizabeth City Parish, which was established in 1610 and is Americaís oldest active parish in the Anglican Communion.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 1.533′ N, 76° 20.795′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Queens Way and High Court Lane, on the right when traveling east on West Queens Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named St. John's Church (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth City Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Laydon Hampton Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); McDowell's Inn (about 700 feet away); The Courthouse (about 700 feet away); The Northeast Corner (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
More about this marker. On the left are images of “Gen. John B. Magruder” and “Capt. Jefferson C. Phillips”.
On the upper right is a photograph of the “Ruins of St. Johnís Church and graveyard” – Courtesy Library of Congress
On the lower right is a watercolor carrying the caption, “Front view of St. Johnís Church. Destroyed with the town of Hampton by the rebels under Gen. Magruder. Watercolr by Lt. Robert K. Sneden.” – Copyright Virginia Historical Society, 1977
Also see . . . Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.