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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hampton

Clickable Map of Hampton, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hampton Ind. City, VA (144) Newport News Ind. City, VA (139) Norfolk Ind. City, VA (107) Northampton County, VA (45) Poquoson Ind. City, VA (1) Portsmouth Ind. City, VA (95) Virginia Beach Ind. City, VA (74) York County, VA (159)  Hampton(144) Hampton (144)  NewportNews(139) Newport News (139)  Norfolk(107) Norfolk (107)  NorthamptonCounty(45) Northampton County (45)  Poquoson(1) Poquoson (1)  Portsmouth(95) Portsmouth (95)  VirginiaBeach(74) Virginia Beach (74)  YorkCounty(159) York County (159)
Briarfield and Vicinity
    Hampton (144)
    Newport News (139)
    Norfolk (107)
    Northampton County (45)
    Poquoson (1)
    Portsmouth (95)
    Virginia Beach (74)
    York County (159)
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1Virginia (Hampton), Briarfield — W-95 — Aberdeen Gardens
Built "by Negroes for Negroes," Aberdeen Gardens began in 1934 as the model resettlement community for Negro families. It was the only such community in the United States designed by a Negro architect (Hilyard R. Robinson) and built by Negro . . . — Map (db m41237) HM
2Virginia (Hampton), Buckroe Beach — Bay Shore Beach & Resort — Early Vacation Spot for Blacks in the South
This is the site of a popular alternative to Buckroe Beach, which had opened as a whites-only facility in the 1880s. Desiring to have a vacation resort by the sea for their own people, a group of African American leaders in Hampton formed the Bay . . . — Map (db m131730) HM
3Virginia (Hampton), Buckroe Beach — W 107 — Bay Shore Hotel
A group of prominent local African Americans formed the Bay Shore Hotel Company, purchased land here, and in 1898 opened a resort for black travelers. Ravaged by an Aug. 1933 hurricane, the resort was rebuilt and operated until the 1970s. . . . — Map (db m129839) HM
4Virginia (Hampton), Buckroe Beach — WY-92 — Buckroe
In 1620, Frenchmen sent over to plant mulberry trees and grape vines settled here. The name was taken from a place in England. — Map (db m33821) HM
5Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 018 — A-2 Polaris — Navy • SLBM — Air Power Park Tour —
Polaris was a deterrent and retaliatory missile specifically designed for launch from a ballistic missile submarine while submerged (or surfaced) to strike a target some 1,500 miles away. A typical submarine carried 16 of these missiles which . . . — Map (db m103955) HM
6Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 004 — A-7E Corsair II — BuNo.157606 • Navy • Attack — Air Power Park Tour —
The A-7E Corsair II was first flown by on November 25, 1969, after the Navy decided that the A7-A & B needed more power and improved avionics. The A-7E was powered by a naval version of the 15,000 lbs Allison/Rolls-Royce TF41-A-2 turbofan . . . — Map (db m103948) HM
7Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — Ajax — Upper Stage • Army • SAM — Air Power Park Tour —
Beginning from the early 1950’s into the 1960’s, during the Cold War era, concerns created the need for basing surface-to-air missiles near U.S. military installations. Built for the U.S. Army by Western Electric and initially deployed in . . . — Map (db m103957) HM
8Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 007 — F-101F Voodoo — No.56-0246 • USAF • Fighter — Air Power Park Tour —
Designed as a penetrator and long-range escort fighter, the F-101 Voodoo first appeared in 1954. The design was based on the earlier prototype XF-88, and no actual prototype F-101 was built. Later versions were used as long-range interceptors . . . — Map (db m103949) HM
9Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 011 — F-105D Thunderchief — No.61-0073 • USAF • Fighter — Air Power Park Tour —
The F-105 Thunderchief was the last airplane produced by Republic Aviation before it became part of Fairchild Hiller. The Thunder chief was originally a private-venture study as a follow-on to the F-84F. Intended as a fighter bomber, . . . — Map (db m103952) HM
10Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 008 — F-89J Scorpion — No.52-2129 • USAF • Fighter — Air Power Park Tour —
First proposed in December of 1945, the F-89 Scorpion was designed as a replacement for the P-61 Black Widow. The first flight was on August 16, 1948. A novel design of the aircraft was the use of “decelerons,” split . . . — Map (db m103950) HM
11Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — Langley Field — Built for Air Power
Hampton is home to one of the earliest military bases in America specifically built for air power. Langley Flying Field, as it was then called, witnessed and nurtured the growth of the United States Air Force. The story of the land embraced by . . . — Map (db m103906) HM
12Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 019 — M-2 Corporal — Army • IRBM — Air Power Park Tour —
The Army's Corporal was the first U.S. ballistic missile originally developed by the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. It was powered by a liquid-fuel rocket engine and carried either a high explosive or nuclear warhead. A . . . — Map (db m103956) HM
13Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 003 — Mercury Test Capsule — NASA • Testing — Air Power Park Tour —
This is a test capsule of America's first manned spacecraft for Project Mercury. Engineer's had to devise a vehicle that would protect the human being from the temperature extremes, vacuum, the newly discovered radiation of space and . . . — Map (db m103947) HM
14Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — NACA — Many Historic Firsts
In the early decades of the twentieth century, it took visionaries to imagine that airplanes might be useful in war and peace. Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1915 “to supervise and direct the . . . — Map (db m103905) HM
15Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — NASA Space History — Spacecraft, Procedures, and Communication Systems
America’s space program got off the ground near here at NASA Langley Research Center. In 1958, spacecraft, procedures, and communication systems were designed and tested at the center, and the follow year the first astronauts reported to NASA . . . — Map (db m103904) HM
16Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 015 — Nike-Ajax — Lower/Upper Stage • Army • SAM — Air Power Park Tour —
Nike-Ajax is the first U.S. surface-to-air missile. The original Nike program was begun in 1945 and over 10,000 Nike-Ajax missiles serviced over 100 sites in 15 defense areas within the U.S. including the Hampton Roads area. . . . — Map (db m103954) HM
17Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 010 — RF-4C Phantom II — No.69-0372 • USAF • Fighter — Air Power Park Tour —
The Phantom II is one of the most successful modern aircraft designs, with over 5,000 built. Developed for the U.S. Navy, it was also flown by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps, and was also sold too many foreign countries. Capable of . . . — Map (db m103951) HM
18Virginia (Hampton), Coliseum Central — 012 — T-33A T-Bird — No.51-9086 • USAF • Trainer — Air Power Park Tour —
Beginning in June 1943, after development of the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, the need for a high-performance trainer aircraft with seen. The resulting T-33 T-Bird was basically an F-80 as shown here with an extended fuselage to allow . . . — Map (db m103953) HM
19Virginia (Hampton), Downtown Hampton — W-88 — Little England
In 1634, Capps Point, later known as Little England, was patented by William Capps, a prominent planter who maintained a lucrative saltworks. He served as a burgess in the 1619 General Assembly, the first representative legislative body in the New . . . — Map (db m33900) HM
20Virginia (Hampton), Downtown Hampton — WY-95 — Little England Chapel
Little England Chapel, originally known as the Ocean Cottage Sunday School, was built about 1879 on property provided by Daniel F. Cock. Hampton Institute students regularly offered Sunday school lessons here to the African American Newtown . . . — Map (db m33901) HM
21Virginia (Hampton), Downtown Hampton — Third Church at Kecoughtan — Notable Burials in the Churchyard
You are standing within the foundations of the third church at Kecoughtan (present-day Hampton). The first church (1616–1624) was located 1.5 miles south of here and the second one was constructed across the Hampton River about two miles east. . . . — Map (db m33899) HM
22Virginia (Hampton), Downtown Hampton — WY-88 — Third Elizabeth City Parish Church
Here is the site of "The New Church of Kecoughtan", built before 1667 on Pembroke Farm as the third church of Elizabeth City Parish, established in 1610. It was a frame building and its brick foundation and some early colonial tombstones remain. . . . — Map (db m33895) HM
23Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Lantaka
Captured by U.S. forces during the Philippine Insurrection,   c. 1900. — Map (db m85984) WM
24Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer — Model 1857
. . . — Map (db m42458) HM
25Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — 12-Pounder Howitzer — Model 1841
Bronze field piece Made for Confederates in 1862 by Tredegar Foundry, Richmond Smoothbore Diameter of bore     4.62 inches Overall length     58.6 inches Range     1072 yards (0.5 miles) — Map (db m42457) HM
26Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — 12-Pounder Howitzer
Fired a 12-pound cannonball. Probably captured during the Philippine Insurection,   c. 1900. — Map (db m42472) HM
27Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — 14 – Pounder James Rifle
Bronze field gun Made in 1862 for Union Forces by Ames Mfg. Company Chicopee, Massachusetts Diameter of Bore     4.125 inches Overall Length         73 inches Weight                   912 pounds — Map (db m42463) HM
28Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle — Model 1861
. . . — Map (db m42470) HM
29Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
Bronze field piece Diameter of bore       3.74 inches Overall length       63 inches Made in Vienna in 1812 — Map (db m42461) HM
30Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
Bronze field piece purchased by Confederates abroad Originally rifled; Converted to smoothbore Diameter of bore     3.74 inches Overall length   62 inches Made in Vienna in 1857 — Map (db m42464) HM
31Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-92 — Confinement of Jefferson Davis
In this casemate Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, was confined, May 22-October 2, 1865. As his health suffered in the casemate, he was removed to Carroll Hall in the fortress, where he remained from October, 1865, until May, . . . — Map (db m10144) HM
32Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Engineer Wharf
Built by the Corps of Engineers about 1818, this was for many years a very important wharf. Jefferson Davis was landed here as a prisoner on May 22, 1865. — Map (db m103842) HM
33Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Eprouvette Mortar
Not a weapon; Used for testing powder Iron smoothbore Diameter of bore       5.655 inches Cast with bed-piece to give an elevation of 45 degrees Made in 1858 Initials of inspector on muzzle Peter V. Hagner — Map (db m42468) HM
34Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-96 — First Africans in Virginia
The first documented Africans in Virginia arrived in August 1619 when a Dutch man-of-war landed here at Point Comfort. The Dutch captured the “twenty and odd” Africans from the Spanish, who had enslaved them, and traded them to the . . . — Map (db m73826) HM
35Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-96 — First Africans in Virginia
The first documented Africans in Virginia arrived here in Aug. 1619 on the White Lion, an English privateer based in the Netherlands. Colonial officials traded food for these “20 and odd” Africans, who had been captured from a . . . — Map (db m129864) HM
36Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-89 — Fort Algernourne
Near here Captain John Ratcliffe built Fort Algernourne, 1609. In 1614, it was a stockade containing fifty people and seven cannon. In 1632, the fort was rebuilt. It was discontinued after 1667. In 1727, a new fort, Fort George, was ordered built . . . — Map (db m73818) HM
37Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-90 — Fort Monroe
The fort was begun in 1819 and named for President James Monroe. It remained in possession of the Union forces, 1861-65, and from it as a base McClellan began the Peninsular Campaign, 1862. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned here, 1865-67. — Map (db m10319) HM
38Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe — Freedom’s Fortress — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
Fort Monroe is the largest stone fortification ever built in the United States. Construction began in 1819 and continued for 15 years. Second Lt. Robert E. Lee served as an engineer at Fort Monroe from 1831 to 1834. During the Civil War, Fort . . . — Map (db m10357) HM
39Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe — Quarters No. 1
In this house President Abraham Lincoln stayed during his visit of May 6-11, 1862. It was here that President Lincoln, General Wool and Commodore Goldborough planned the attack on Norfolk, Virginia. — Map (db m138062) HM
40Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Arsenal
Building 27 was constructed about 1860. During the Civil War, and for a number of years after, it was occupied by the machine shop of the Fort Monroe Arsenal. This arsenal specialized in the manufacture of seacoast gun carriages. — Map (db m103841) HM
41Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus
Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus The place where you are standing marks the terminus of a seawall constructed along the southern shores of Old Point Comfort at various periods between 1895 to the mid-twentieth century. This seawall . . . — Map (db m102144) HM
42Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe History
For Your Information Safety is our top priority at Fort Monroe Fort Monroe History Fort Monroe, decommissioned in 2011, provided coastal defense to the Chesapeake Bay and served as an artillery school for the Army from the early . . . — Map (db m103898) HM
43Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe History
For Your Information Safety is our top priority at Fort Monroe Fort Monroe History Fort Monroe, decommissioned in 2011, provided coastal defense to the Chesapeake Bay and served as an artillery school for the Army from the early . . . — Map (db m103899) HM
44Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Seawall History — Protecting the Coast
Strategic Location Fort Monroe occupies a peninsula in the shape of the letter "J" or a “fishhook" surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, and Mill Creek. The southern tip of the peninsula is known as Old Point Comfort and . . . — Map (db m103859) HM
45Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Seawall History — Seawall Construction Details
The first concrete seawall, constructed at Fort Monroe between March and August of 1895, was designed to provide better protection against coastal flooding and erosion. This concrete wall extended 664 feet from the eastern edge of where . . . — Map (db m103860) HM
46Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-94 — Freedom’s Fortress
Fort Monroe was the site of Major General Benjamin F. Butler’s decision in 1861 to accept escaping slaves as “contraband of war.” Thousands of former slaves who cast off their bondage and sought sanctuary here called this “The . . . — Map (db m10366) HM
47Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Harbor Defense Regimental Distinctive Insignia
Harbor defense regiments were formed in the Coast Artillery Corps from SEP companies in 1924. The distinctive insignia of these regiments and station of the regimental headquarters in 1939 are shown on the signs of this battery. The regiments were . . . — Map (db m103843) HM
48Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Honoring Dr. John J. Craven
Honoring Dr. John J. Craven of the United States Army Whose Humanity, Intelligent Companionship and Professional Skill Lightened The Monotony, The Loneliness and the Physical Suffering of Jefferson Davis President of The Former . . . — Map (db m102138) WM
49Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — John Mitchel
In memory of John Mitchel Nov. 30, 1815 – Mar. 20, 1875 Fearless and courageous southern journalist Staunch supporter of the Confederacy Editor-in-Chief, Richmond (VA) Enquirer Associate Editor, Richmond (VA) Examiner 1862 – 1865 who . . . — Map (db m16343) HM
50Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Lantaka
Probably used by Moros during the Philippine Insurrection,   c. 1900. — Map (db m42467) HM
51Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Lee's Quarters
Robert E. Lee, future Confederate General, was stationed at Fort Monroe 1831-1834 as a lieutenant of engineers. He had almost complete charge of construction and put the finishing touches on the fort. Lee's first child was born here in 1832. — Map (db m8614) HM
52Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Lieutenant John Trout Greble
In memory of first U.S. regular army officer killed in action during the Civil War Lieutenant John Trout Greble 2d U.S. Artillery USMA class of 1854 A member of this garrison killed in action at Big Bethel 10 June 1861 USMA graduates Fort . . . — Map (db m16346) HM
53Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-93 — Old Point Comfort Light
The lighthouse, built in 1802, is the oldest standing structure at Fort Monroe. It remains an active navigational aid, the property of the U.S. Coast Guard. During the War of 1812, the tower was used as a lookout by a British invasion force while . . . — Map (db m73848) HM
54Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Omaha Beach Memorial Tree
This tree, planted with authentic soil from Omaha Beach of Normandy, France, commemorates the 40th anniversary of Allied forces’ landings on 6 June 1944. It stands as a memorial to sacrifices in battle and a tangible symbol of our heritage. Planted . . . — Map (db m12038) HM
55Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Rodman Gun — Seacoast 8-inch Converted Rodman — US Model 1861 Serial Number 5 —
This piece was originally a 10-inch, smooth bore gun. It was converted in 1876 at the West Point foundry, New York, to an 8-inch rifle by inserting a rifled steel tube in the barrel. This particular conversion process was a failure as the system . . . — Map (db m42451) HM
56Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Rodman Gun — Seacoast 8-inch Converted Rodman — US Model 1861 Serial Number 68 —
Originally cast as a 10-inch, smooth bore gun, this weapon was converted to an 8-inch rifle in 1884 at the South Boston Iron Works. The gun weighs 15,800 pounds, has a length of 144 inches and a diameter and a diameter of 35 inches. The ordnance . . . — Map (db m42452) HM
57Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Spanish 1-½ Pounder
Fired a 1-½-pound cannonball. Probably captured during the Philippine Insurection,   c. 1900. — Map (db m42473) HM
58Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — The Lincoln Gun
Cast in 1860, this was the first 15-inch Rodman Gun. Its range was more than four miles. Weight of the projectile was over 300 lbs. During Civil War it was used to bombard Confederate batteries on Sewells Point. The gun was named for President . . . — Map (db m10320) HM
59Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — The Old Cistern
One of several large cisterns shown on a map of 1834. No potable water was ever found on Old Point Comfort, although one well was sunk to more than 900 feet. The garrison had to depend on cistern water and water brought in from wells on the mainland. — Map (db m10334) HM
60Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-91 — The Zero Mile Post
This zero mile post is a replica of the original post that stood here at the end of the track on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, from which point all main line distances have been measured for the 664.9 miles to Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1889. The . . . — Map (db m73819) HM
61Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge — Ardennes
In the largest land battle ever fought by the United States Army six hundred thousand valiant Americans rallied to defeat three powerful German armies in the snows of the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg. Almost 20 thousand soldiers made . . . — Map (db m11478) HM
62Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — Water Battery
Water Battery Built in 1832, this casemated battery protected the seaward approach to Fort Monroe. It was obsolete by the 1890’s and demolished soon thereafter. All that remains is this powder room. The high ground beyond it s all that remains of a . . . — Map (db m102143) HM
63Virginia, Hampton — WY-104 — British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812
British Approach to Hampton Following the British defeat at Craney Island on 22 June 1813, Adm. Sir John B. Warren sought revenge and ordered Adm. Sir George Cockburn and Gen. Sir Sidney Beckwith to attack Hampton. This port town was . . . — Map (db m76815) HM
64Virginia, Hampton — WY-1 — Bunch of Grapes Tavern
The Bunch of Grapes Tavern stood here during Hampton's heyday as a busy colonial seaport in the 1700s. The tavern, one of three then, served as an inn and meeting place for sea captains, planter and agents from the nearby customhouse where . . . — Map (db m33827) HM
65Virginia, Hampton — Circle of Life — Cradle to Grave Experience — Old North Hampton —
Old North Hampton life began with birth at the hands of midwives, including Nettie Washington and Rosa Callis Brown. Mrs. Brown lived at 868 North King Street (now 916 Quash Street). Children attended nursery schools run by concerned mentors, such . . . — Map (db m151395) HM
66Virginia, Hampton — Community Crossroads — The Heart of the Neighborhood — Old North Hampton —
The intersection of Quash (then known as North King Street) and Rip Rap Road pulsed with activity and was the centerpiece of the Old North Hampton community. On this corner Solomon Chandler built a grocery store in 1924. At the time there were no . . . — Map (db m151390) HM
67Virginia, Hampton — Eighteenth-Century Hampton — Virginia’s Most Important Town
Hampton entered its second century as Virginia’s most important town. With merchant ships calling at its docks, paying customs duties and taking on hogsheads of tobacco, the growing village bustled with activity. Crews and ship captains, dockworkers . . . — Map (db m76810) HM
68Virginia, Hampton — Elizabeth City Parish
First visited by Englishmen May 10, 1607. Fortified at Old Point by Captain George Percy, October, 1609. Settled by Lord De La Warr, July, 1610; Reinforced by Sir Thomas Dale, May, 1611; The Rev. William Mease being the first minister. . . . — Map (db m33862) HM
69Virginia, Hampton — Fox Hill — Beginning
From where you are standing, with marshes and creeks and wide-open vistas all around, it is not hard to visualize what this area looked like thousands of years ago when the only human residents of Fox Hill were Indians. Oysters, crabs, fish and wild . . . — Map (db m151397) HM
70Virginia, Hampton — Fox Hill — Living
The first landholders at Fox Hill had their work cut out for them. They had received grants for hundreds of acres of pine forests that dominated the landscape, and they used indentured servants and slaves to clear the forests, then to plant and . . . — Map (db m151400) HM
71Virginia, Hampton — Fox Hill — Fishing Camps
This part of Fox Hill was the hub of a thriving fishing industry that put food on the tables of families from here to distant cities. At the heart of this industry was the fishing camp, which usually included a modest shanty where fishermen would . . . — Map (db m151401) HM
72Virginia, Hampton — Fox Hill — Bell's Island
In 1812, two Englishmen, William Johnson and Alex Weston, jumped ship out on the bay and made their way to Bell's Island, less than a half mile to the east of this marker. No one knows whether they were pirates or deserters, but Johnson brought . . . — Map (db m151402) HM
73Virginia, Hampton — Fox Hill — Back River Lighthouse
The Back River Lighthouse was a familiar Fox Hill landmark for more than a century, guiding boats around dangerous shoals at Grandview and into the entrance of the York and Back rivers. The lighthouse was built in 1829 on four acres of land the . . . — Map (db m151404) HM
74Virginia, Hampton — Hampton — A Sacrifice to the Grim God of War — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
The control of Hampton had been disputed during the war’s first months. Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler sought to expand Union control over the lower Peninsula. Despite his defeat during the June 10, 1861, Battle of Big Bethel, his troops occupied . . . — Map (db m33838) HM
75Virginia, Hampton — Hampton Baptist Church
In 1791 Grafton Baptist Church, in York County, founded a mission in Hampton, Hampton Baptist Church, which called its first pastor, Richard Hurst, in 1806. After the War of 1812, the church began to grow so that it had 185 members by 1837. During . . . — Map (db m33925) HM
76Virginia, Hampton — Hampton Confederate Monument
(front) 1861-1865 Our Confderate Dead (rear) Erected by Hampton Chapter, No.19 Daughters of the Confederacy Unveiled Oct. 29, 1901 — Map (db m33872) WM
77Virginia, Hampton — Hampton Courthouse — “Roofless and Thoroughly Gutted”
“The courthouse, roofless and thoroughly gutted. … [Its] chimney served oar cooks well in getting supper. The Telegraph tent was soon up and the operator at work on the newly strung wire to Fort Monroe.” – Pvt. Robert Knox . . . — Map (db m33853) HM
78Virginia, Hampton — Hampton Is Burned — "… a bright light over by the bay."
When Capt. Jefferson C. Phillips’s Confederate troops set the town of Hampton on fire on the evening of August 7, 1861, a house that stood on this King Street site was one of the many structures destroyed. Archaeology tells the story of its demise. . . . — Map (db m33845) HM
79Virginia, Hampton — W-87 — Historic Hampton
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 . . . — Map (db m33890) HM
80Virginia, Hampton — John Mallory Phillips — 1920-1988 — Old North Hampton —
John Mallory Phillips was a businessman, politician, resident and friend of Old North Hampton. He lived most of his life at 904 North King Street, now Quash Street, and was known by friends and neighbors as simply John Mallory. John graduated . . . — Map (db m151394) HM
81Virginia, Hampton — WY-96 — Langley Field: Creating an Air Force
In Dec. 1916, the U.S. Army purchased land four miles north of here to build an airfield to use jointly with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. During World War I, the Army trained aircrews and tested aircraft there. In 1921, Brig. . . . — Map (db m33842) HM
82Virginia, Hampton — WY-97 — Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), created in 1915 to revitalize American aviation, was a pivotal force behind opening Langley Field in 1917 nearby to the north. It was named for the late Smithsonian Secretary Samuel P. Langley. . . . — Map (db m33844) HM
83Virginia, Hampton — McDowell's Inn
On this site in 1726 John McDowell, who appraised estates and witnessed wills in Elizabeth City County, owned and operated an inn. It was bought by Dr. John Brodie in 1765. British Marine Captain Brown was treated here and died from wounds received . . . — Map (db m33924) HM
84Virginia, Hampton — Ninteenth-Century Hampton — “Historic and Rather Pretty Village”
An event that set the stage for Hampton’s new century took place on the night of June 24, 1813 when a large force of British infantry and marines landed on the western edge of town and overwhelmed a much smaller group of defenders. The invaders then . . . — Map (db m76811) HM
85Virginia, Hampton — Old North Hampton — Self-sustaining and Self-contained — Old North Hampton —
Old North Hampton was first identified in the census of 1850 and is the second oldest African American community in Hampton. The community of North Hampton was established by people formerly enslaved, many of whom were Contraband Slaves or their . . . — Map (db m151392) HM
86Virginia, Hampton — Seventeenth-Century Hampton — Rough Beginning
It began as a brief encounter. The Jamestown-bound English settlers landed at Strawberry Banks on April 30, 1607 and, after a wary first reception by native villagers, ended up breaking bread and smoking tobacco with them. During a stormy Christmas . . . — Map (db m76809) HM
87Virginia, Hampton — St. John’s Church — The Venerable Survivor
When Confederate Gen. John B. Magruder learned that the Federals intended to house troops and escaped slaves in Hampton, he burned down the town. Local soldiers, led by Capt. Jefferson C. Phillips, completed this “loathsome yet patriotic . . . — Map (db m33847) HM
88Virginia, Hampton — St. John's Church — Hampton, Virginia
The oldest Anglican parish in continuous existence in America. Established in 1610, this is the fourth church built in the parish. It was erected in 1728 in the shape of a Latin cross. Its walls are two feet thick. The bricks are laid in Flemish . . . — Map (db m33858) HM
89Virginia, Hampton — The Courthouse
The first Courthouse served Elizabeth City County (one of eight counties established in 1634) and Hampton, the county set. It was probably near the second church site of Elizabeth City Parish now the property of Hampton University. Court buildings . . . — Map (db m33857) HM
90Virginia, Hampton — The Hampton Carousel — PTC No50 — A Virginia Historic Landmark —
Built by the Philadelphia Tobaggan Co. in 1920 Located at the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park from 1921-1985 Purchased by the City of Hampton in 1985 and completely restored in 1991 Grand Opening June 30, 1991 One of less than . . . — Map (db m33835) HM
91Virginia, Hampton — The Magnolia Tree Inn
On this site prior to 1884 James Sands Darling built his Victorian home which survived the destructive fire of that year. The home was occupied by his daughter, Grace Darling Cumming, and her family until 1923. It later became the Magnolia Tree Inn . . . — Map (db m33922) HM
92Virginia, Hampton — The Northeast Corner
On this corner in the 1750's was a large brick house owned by Captain Alexander Hamilton. John Paul, who owned and ran an ordinary during the Revolutionary War, sold the fifteen corner feet of the one-half acre lot to Thomas Latimer, Jr. It was . . . — Map (db m33919) HM
93Virginia, Hampton — The Sclater Building
The oldest surviving commercial structure in Old Hampton was built by William S. Sclater following the War Between the States. The lot is part of an original one-half acre on which, by the 1750's, was a large brick house belonging to a Captain . . . — Map (db m33920) HM
94Virginia, Hampton — Twentieth-Century Hampton — “From the Sea to the Stars”
The recovery that began with the seafood and hotel industries after the Civil War continued well into Hampton’s fourth century. Oysters and d crabs were packed and shipped around the world. Tourism got a boost when the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad ran . . . — Map (db m76814) HM
95Virginia, Hampton — Virginia Laydon — The First Surviving Child Born in Virginia to English Parents
We Remember Virginia Laydon The First Surviving Child Born in Virginia to English Parents Member of this Parish Virginia Laydon was born about 1609, the first child of Anne Burras Laydon and John Layton. Anne Burras, age . . . — Map (db m33871) HM
96Virginia, Hampton — W-99 — William Claiborne
Nearby, William Claiborne (1600-1677) built a warehouse about 1631 to support his trading post on Kent Island in Chesapeake Bay. When Maryland seized the island in 1632, Claiborne fought an unsuccessful "naval war." Born in Kent County, England, he . . . — Map (db m33832) HM
97Virginia (Hampton), Hampton Roads — W-66 — Battle of Big Bethel
On 10 June 1861, the first land battle of the Civil War in present-day Virginia took place here at Big Bethel Church. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, commanding at Fort Monroe, sent converging columns at night from Hampton and Newport News for a dawn . . . — Map (db m29142) HM
98Virginia (Hampton), Hampton Roads — 1 — Battle of Big Bethel — Protecting the Peninsula
This is the site of the first land battle of the Civil War in present-day Virginia. During the spring of 1861, Federal officials took steps to secure Fort Monroe, which occupied a strategically vital position at the mouths of the Chesapeake Bay and . . . — Map (db m66886) HM
99Virginia (Hampton), Hampton Roads — 2 — Battle of Big Bethel — Hampton Roads in 1861
Unlike at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, the U.S. Army held Fort Monroe and its environs too strongly for Confederate forces to overcome. Instead, the Confederates concentrated on attempting to control Hampton Roads and protect Norfolk, the major . . . — Map (db m103829) HM
100Virginia (Hampton), Hampton Roads — 3 — Battle of Big Bethel — Commanding Officers
Confederate Col. John Bankhead Magruder (1807-1871) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1830. He served in e Second Sem inole War 1835-1842) and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), and commanded an artillery battery in . . . — Map (db m103830) HM

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