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

Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“Hospital Point”

 

—Fort Nelson Park —

 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. The Naval Hospital faces a peninsula surrounded by the Elizabeth River. In 1636, Captain Thomas Willoughby received a land grant from the King of England that included this peninsula. The land was used as a plantation and changed owners several times. It has been known by various names: Mosquito Point, after the pesky critters that inhabited the adjoining swamp; Tucker's Mill Point, after the family who operated a windmill on the site; Musket Point and Fort Point, after the revolutionary fort of 1776 to 1824; and now Hospital Point, the site of the first U.S. Naval Hospital.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Location. 36° 50.471′ N, 76° 18.296′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Effingham Street and Crawford Parkway, on the right 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. A different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
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Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
3. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Fort Nelson Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
4. Fort Nelson Park
Fort Nelson Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
5. Fort Nelson Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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