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Portsmouth City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Historical Markers

Portsmouth Churches
Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Emanuel A.M.E. Church is rooted in the African Methodist Society that was formed soon after the founding in 1772 of the Methodist Society in Portsmout... [click for more]

Monumental Methodist Church
This church, founded 1772, is one of the oldest Methodist churches in Virginia. The first building was erected, 1775, at South and Effingham streets. ... [click for more]

St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church
St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church was first built by French and Irish immigrants between 1811 and 1815 and was the first Catholic congregation establis... [click for more]

Trinity Church
Built in 1762 as the parish church of Portsmouth parish, established in 1761. Later named Trinity; enlarged in 1829; remodeled in 1893. Colonel Willia... [click for more]

Portsmouth Historic Homes & Houses
Crawford House
Erected 1835 by J. W. Collins, Portsmouth's first five-story building and for many years a leading hotel. Presidents Van Buren, Tyler, and Fillmore we... [click for more]

Watts House
Built by Colonel Dempsey Watts in 1799 and inherited by his son, Captain Samuel Watts, who lived here until his death in 1878. Here Chief Black Hawk, ... [click for more]

Portsmouth General Interest
Arnold’s British Defense, 1781
This marks a line of British redoubts erected in March 1781 by order of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold who, under Major William Phillips, commanded... [click for more]

Arnold’s British Defenses, 1781
This position is near the southern limit of the line of British redoubts erected during the Revolutionary War in March 1781 by order of Brig. Gen. Ben... [click for more]

Arnold’s British Defenses, 1781
This marks the Northern limit of a line of British redoubts erected in March 1781 by order of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold who, under Major Gener... [click for more]

Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth
Arnold, after going over to the British, was sent to Virginia to make war on the state. He reached Hampton Roads in December, 1780, raided to Richmond... [click for more]

City of Portsmouth
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 Crawfor... [click for more]

Collier’s Raid
A British fleet under Commodore Sir George Collier sailed up the Elizabeth River and shelled Fort Nelson in May 1779, during the Revolutionary War. A ... [click for more]

Cornwallis at Portsmouth
Lord Cornwallis, commanding the British troops in the South, reached Portsmouth, July, 1781. He prepared to send a portion of his force to New York. B... [click for more]

Elizabeth River
The Elizabeth River, explored by Captain John Smith in 1608, was named for Princess Elizabeth. Shipbuilding activity began in 1620 when John Wood, a s... [click for more]

John Luke Porter--(19 Sept. 1813-14 Dec. 1893)
John Luke Porter, first president of the Portsmouth common council, was born just two blocks south of here. An accomplished naval constructor, commiss... [click for more]

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the nation's first government-owned yard, was privately founded here as Gosport Shipyard on 1 Nov. 1767. Virginia seized it in... [click for more]

Portsmouth Naval Hospital
This was begun in 1827 and opened in 1830. The hospital was taxed to its capacity in the great yellow fever epidemic of 1855 which decimated Portsmout... [click for more]

The Battle of Craney Island
On the morning of 22 June 1813, during the War of 1812, British naval and marine forces under the Command of Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren landed he... [click for more]