McDowell's Inn

McDowell's Inn (HMMNN)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 1.52', W 76° 20.653'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
On this site in 1726 John McDowell, who appraised estates and witnessed wills in Elizabeth City County, owned and operated an inn. It was bought by Dr. John Brodie in 1765. British Marine Captain Brown was treated here and died from wounds received in battle in the Revolutionary War. Excavations in 1968 unearthed a colonial cellar and produced evidence of the fires of 1861 and 1884. The "Idle Hour" Picture Show, Dobson's Saloon, the Apollo and Rex Theaters and the old frame Y.M.C.A. building which became the Hampton Lodge of the B.P.O.E. were located within this area.

Given by Sovran Bank
in cooperation with
The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia
Year Placed1985
Placed ByThe Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:03pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380433 N 4098527
Decimal Degrees37.02533333, -76.34421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.52', W 76° 20.653'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 31.20" N, 76° 20' 39.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-18 S King St, Hampton VA 23669, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?