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The City of Hampton
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The City of Hampton got it's simple beginning by being part of "Hampton Roads". This is a centuries-old reference that originated when the region was a struggling British outpost nearly 400 years ago. Designated in the 17th Century as the name of the largest natural harbor where the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers pour into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Hampton Roads honors one of the founders of the Virginia Company and a great supporter of the colonization of Virginia, Henry Wriothesley, the third Earl of Southampton. Signifying the safety of a port, "roads" in nautical terminology means "a place less sheltered than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor."

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  • Pros:Some lovely people here! Lots to see and do!
  • Cons:Traffic and parking stinks!
  • In a nutshell:All in all, you should visit here!
  • Last visit to Hampton: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Interesting page Dee!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    The Apollo 12 Command Module and Space Center IMAX Theatres seem very interesting. And the carousel as well :)

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2012 at 4:00 AM

    Great read about Claiborne who was made treasurer of Virginia. Thank you for always catching up with me.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Hi Dee

    Liked the carousel, I took a photo of a very old one when I was in Melbourne 2 weeks ago. The space capsual brought back memories of Air & Space Museum, Washington DC

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Cosmic cafe must be a dream come true for youngsters ;-)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    Like the sound of the science shop.... Seems like a good time was had. Thanks for your comment and rating on Kirkoswald.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Would love to see that carousel! I relish each detail that you present, Dee, because you are the kind of traveler who immerses herself in the history, the culture, the positive.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Apollo 12 Command Module and Space Center IMAX Theatres certainly look wonderful to visit! Thanks for visiting our Australia page. ~ho & pang

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2007 at 12:17 PM

    Lovely carousel & the space centre looks interesting too - shame about the traffic here though!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2007 at 12:33 PM

    Nice place to explore! Useful tips as always :-)


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