William Claiborne

William Claiborne (HMMLB)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.445', W 76° 20.587'

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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 had arrived in Virginia in 1621 as the colony's surveyor. He served on the governor's Council (1625-1638), as secretary of state (1626-1637, 1652-1660) and treasurer (1642-1677), as commander of military forces (1644-1645), and, during the Commonwealth period, as a parliamentary commissioner (1652) to secure the surrenders of Virginia and Maryland. In 1680, an act of assembly established Hampton on land he originally owned.
Marker NumberW 99
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380529 N 4098387
Decimal Degrees37.02408333, -76.34311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.445', W 76° 20.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 26.70" N, 76° 20' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton VA 23669, US
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