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Trinity Church

500 Court St, Portsmouth, VA , USA
Telephone: (757) 393-0431

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 50' 4.9992", -76° 18' 5.0004"
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Built in 1762 as the parish church of Portsmouth parish, established in 1761. Later named Trinity; enlarged in 1829; remodeled in 1893. Colonel William Crawford, founder of Portsmouth in 1752, was a member of the first vestry. Buried here is Commodore James Barron, commander of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake when attacked by H.M.S. Leopard in 1807; the result was his celebrated duel with Stephen Decatur in 1820. The graves of many Revolution ary patriots are here. (Historical marker at W Beverley St.)

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