The Courthouse

The Courthouse (HMMLY)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.603', W 76° 20.681'

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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 have stood on or near this present site since 1715 when the first building of record was erected on property donated by Captain William Boswell. During the Revolutionary War the Courthouse became quarters and hospital for Rochambeau's French troops. For the next century it also became a meeting place for Masons, Methodists and civic activities. It was burned during the War Between the States, razed and rebuilt in 1876 at the cost of $4,150.00. Some of the old bricks were used for the center portion. It was first remodeled in 1910 and has been enlarged several times in order to serve the needs of a growing city.

Given by the City of Hampton in cooperation with the Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia
Year Placed1985
Placed ByCity of Hampton, Woman's Club of Hampton
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380394 N 4098681
Decimal Degrees37.02671667, -76.34468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.603', W 76° 20.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 36.18" N, 76° 20' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Kings Way, Hampton VA 23669, US
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