"Next to Fort Monroe" Phoebus by grandmaR

Phoebus Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 10 photos

The latitude of Phoebus is 37.021N. The longitude is -76.318W.

The waterfront community of Phoebus has a rich history dating back to the early 1600's. Following the Civil War it became the home of veteran soldiers, freed slaves, and new businessmen.

According to the historic marker, "Settled as Mill Creek and Strawberry Banks by English Colonists, the Town of Phoebus was Roseland Farm until 1871 when it was divided into lots and became known as Chesapeake City.."

PHOEBUS, (3,500 pop.), is a fishing mart and residential town. During the fishing seasons, crowded lines of boats tie up along Mill Creek Wharf to dump their shimmering cargoes of shad, bluefish, croakers, spots, flounders, trout, oysters, and crabs.

When you use this area as an anchorage (and it is a very large and protected area for anchoring with I-64 on one side and Old Point Comfort on the other) you should be careful not to anchor so as to impede the commercial fishing boats that go out in the early hours of the morning.

The town is built on land once owned by Harrison Phoebus (11 Jan 1840 to 25 Feb 1886)..

When the town was incorporated in 1900, they named it after Phoebus.

Although Phoebus merged with the City of Hampton in 1952, it still retains much of its small town charm

The community is east of I-64 right at the end of a body of water known as Mill Creek. Mill Creek is actually a marsh which is not navigable and it has been farther cut off by the bridge to Fort Jefferson..

  • Last visit to Phoebus: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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