Virginia Most Important TownHampton entered its second century as Virginia 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 and shipwrights crowded its wharves. Ships brought manufactured goods from England and slaves from Africa. Local shipyards were busy turning out wooden vessels, including the 284-ton Virginia Packet that slipped down the ways at George Hope Shipyard.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 380501 N 4098433|
|Decimal Degrees||37.02450000, -76.34343333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 1.47', W 76° 20.606'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 1' 28.2" N, 76° 20' 36.36" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 704 US-60, Hampton VA 23669, US|
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