Historic Hampton

Historic Hampton (HMMMT)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.689', W 76° 20.62'

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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 customhouse, wharves, warehouses and taverns were located in the bustling seaport town of Hampton. In an early Revolutionary War engagement, militiamen repulsed a British naval attack against Hampton on 24 Oct. 1775. During the Revolution, Hampton was the home port of the Virginia State Navy. On 25 June 1813, during the Wart of 1812, the British sacked the town. Confederates burned it in Aug. 1861 to prevent its use by Union troops and slaves.
Marker NumberW 87
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380486 N 4098839
Decimal Degrees37.02815000, -76.34366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.689', W 76° 20.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 41.34" N, 76° 20' 37.20" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40 Lincoln St, Hampton VA 23669, US
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