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

Historic Hampton

 
 
Historic Hampton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Historic Hampton Marker
Inscription. The Native American village of Kecoughtan stood across the Hampton River in 1607. Soon after the English forcibly removed the inhabitants in 1610, the colonists settled there and the village grew. By the early eighteenth century, the royal customhouse, wharves, warehouses and taverns were located in the bustling seaport town of Hampton. In an early Revolutionary War engagement, militiamen repulsed a British naval attack against Hampton on 24 Oct. 1775. During the Revolution, Hampton was the home port of the Virginia State Navy. On 25 June 1813, during the Wart of 1812, the British sacked the town. Confederates burned it in Aug. 1861 to prevent its use by Union troops and slaves.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-87.)
 
Location. 37° 1.689′ N, 76° 20.62′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Wine Street, on the right when traveling west on Lincoln Street. 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. Hampton Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Courthouse (about 600 feet
Hampton City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Hampton City Hall
away); Hampton Courthouse (about 600 feet away); The Sclater Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Northeast Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); McDowell's Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Magnolia Tree Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth City Parish (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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