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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wythe, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Hampton, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hampton Ind. City, VA (214) Newport News Ind. City, VA (255) Norfolk Ind. City, VA (111) Northampton County, VA (52) Poquoson Ind. City, VA (14) Portsmouth Ind. City, VA (103) Virginia Beach Ind. City, VA (167) York County, VA (169)  Hampton(214) Hampton (214)  NewportNews(255) Newport News (255)  Norfolk(111) Norfolk (111)  NorthamptonCounty(52) Northampton County (52)  Poquoson(14) Poquoson (14)  Portsmouth(103) Portsmouth (103)  VirginiaBeach(167) Virginia Beach (167)  YorkCounty(169) York County (169)
Location of Wythe
    Hampton (214)
    Newport News (255)
    Norfolk (111)
    Northampton County (52)
    Poquoson (14)
    Portsmouth (103)
    Virginia Beach (167)
    York County (169)
 
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1Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — WY-102 — Admiral Sir George Cockburn on the Chesapeake / The War of 1812
Admiral Sir George Cockburn on the Chesapeake During the War of 1812, a British naval squadron arrived in Hampton Roads on 4 February 1813 to establish a naval blockade of the Chesapeake Bay. Later commanded by Adm. Sir George Cockburn, . . . Map (db m76819) HM
2Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — WY 98 — Deaf and Blind School
In 1906, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the Virginia School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children. Founded by deaf humanitarian William C. Ritter and Hampton Delegate Harry R. Houston, the school opened on 8 Sept. 1909 to serve . . . Map (db m129908) HM
3Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — Fertile Hunting Grounds For The IndiansOlde Wythe’s History Begins
Long before citizens of Hampton ever called Olde Wythe home, this area was used by the Kecoughtan Indians for hunting, fishing, and growing crops. The Kecoughtans were part of a loose confederation of the Algonquin whose chieftain was Powhatan. The . . . Map (db m33932) HM
4Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — W-84 — First Battle of Ironclads
In Hampton Roads, southward and a mile or two offshore, the Virginia (Merrimac) and the Monitor fought their engagement, March 9, 1862. The day before the Virginia destroyed the Cumberland and Congress, wooden ships of Union Navy.Map (db m10139) HM
5Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — WY-90 — First Church at Kecoughtan
Near here on the church creek stood the first church at Kecoughtan (later Hampton). Built on the Parish Glebe Farm about 1616, as the first church of the oldest continuous settlement of English origin in America, William Mease was the first known . . . Map (db m33903) HM
6Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — Hampton Roads – World’s Greatest HarborHistorical Events Passing the Shores of Olde Wythe
The body of water before you, named Hampton Roads, is one of the world’s biggest, deepest, natural harbors. It is formed at the mouths of the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers and empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The name Hampton Roads honors . . . Map (db m33941) HM
7Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — Indian River Park – In The Heart Of Olde Wythe“A Forward Movement in Suburban Development”
On this site in 1916 local businessman and developer Charles Hopkins and his partners launched the Boulevard Development Company, to build “attractive, high class home places” half way between Hampton and Newport News. With the local . . . Map (db m33949) HM
8Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — Olde Wythe During Colonial TimesBuilding Blocks for the Future
The Olde Wythe neighborhood was once part of Elizabeth City County, one of the four original Corporations of the London Company’s Virginia colony. The county is now classified as “extinct,” because its citizens voted to consolidate with . . . Map (db m33937) HM
9Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — WY-103 — Sack of Hampton / The War of 1812
Sack of Hampton As British Gen. Sidney Beckwith dispersed the local militia on 25 June 1813, Adm. Sir George Cockburn feigned an attack with barges at the mouth of the Hampton River. Hampton’s water battery was abandoned and the British . . . Map (db m76817) HM
10Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — Stalemate in Hampton RoadsIn a “big glass case” — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
After the March 8-9, 1862, Battle of Hampton Roads, CSS Virginia went into drydock for refitting. USS Monitor guarded Union Gen. George B. McClellan’s transport vessels in the York River near Fort Monroe, and the Federals reinforced . . . Map (db m10351) HM
11Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — The Development Of Olde WytheLaying the Foundation of the Neighborhood
In the years prior to the Civil War, the area known today as Olde Wythe was simply country farm land, with no special designation. After the war it remained the same for quite a while as there were no roads in the area, just country lanes. Although . . . Map (db m33935) HM
12Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — The Hampton Roads Golf And Country ClubFirst in Virginia & One of the First 100 in the Country
The Hampton Roads Golf and Country Club was established in 1893 on undeveloped land purchased for speculation by Mary Frances Armstrong in 1888. This site today would extend from Hampton Roads Avenue to East Avenue, from Kecoughtan Road to Hampton . . . Map (db m33945) HM
13Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — W-85 — Wythe’s Birthplace
Eight miles north George Wythe, Revolutionary Leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born, 1726.Map (db m10634) HM
14Virginia (Newport News), Wythe — Confederate Dead
Forward Monument: Confederate Prisoners of War who died in Federal Prison in Newport News Va between April and July 1865 are interred here. This memorial was donated by Mildred Rhodes Duncan Thomas Purnell Duncan, Jr. Front of . . . Map (db m10451) HM
15Virginia (Newport News), Wythe — Greenlawn Cemetery
Developed by the Newport News Cemetery Corporation in 1888. 50 acres were laid out at the convergence of Mill Dam Creek and Salters Creek to serve as the new town's first public cemetery. Its landscape with five miles of serpentine roads reflects . . . Map (db m166455) HM
16Virginia (Newport News), Wythe — Newport News POW CampWhere Valor Proudly Sleeps
The monument that stands before you was erected in June 1900 by the members of the Magruder Camp No. 36, United Confederate Veterans, to honor the 163 Confederate soldiers reinterred at this site who had died in the POW Camp next to Camp Butler on . . . Map (db m10446) HM
17Virginia (Newport News), Wythe — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Veterans World Wars I, II, Korean, & Vietnam Map (db m166456) WM
 
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