Historical Markers StoppingPoints.com Historical Markers, Sightseeing & Points of Interest Scenic Roads & Points of Interest
About Us | Photo Gallery | Free Widgets | Featured States | Search Site
Register or Edit LoginRegister
Home Virginia Virginia Beach Region County Portsmouth Historical Markers City of Portsmouth

City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth, VA , USA
URL: The City of Portsmouth, Virginia
Latitude & Longitude: 36° 51' 40.6692", -76° 23' 56.6988"
  Virginia VA State Historical Marker
Virginia State
Historical Marker

The site of this city was patented in 1659 by Captain William Carver. Established as a town in 1752 and named by its founder, Lt. Col. William Crawford. Chartered as a city in 1858, it has the country's oldest naval shipyard, established in 1767, the nation's oldest naval hospital, commenced in 1827, and is the birthplace of the world's largest naval installation.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Image Gallery

City of Portsmouth Virginia Map