Hampton

US States / V-Z / Virginia / Hampton
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Hampton is named for either Southampton in England or for Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, who was one of the founders of the Virginia Company.

 

Independent City Created:  March 30, 1908

 

Elizabeth City County Seat

Hampton  1634 – 1952

Hampton  1952  mergered

 

Old Courthouse – Hampton

 

Location:  101 Kings Way / Old Town Lane

Built:  1878 – 1879

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles Taylor Holtzclaw

Contractor:  Charles Taylor Holtzclaw and  William Holtzclaw

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story cream colored brick and wood structure. Some of the walls are from the previous courthouse which burned in 1861. The east front has an eight bay facade and a large portico with four white colored Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a round cupola with dome roof. The building was remodeled 1910 and the north wing was constructed. The architect and contractor was B F Smith Fireproofing Construction Company. An addition was constructed on the west side in 1962 and a further addition was constructed in 1972.

 

Note:  The first Elizabeth City County Courthouse was built in 1699 by Walter Bayley. The second courthouse was built by John Hollaway in 1714 and the building burned in 1861.

 

Courthouse – Hampton

 

Location:  235 King Street / East Pembroke Avenue

Built:  2015 – 2017

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MMM Design Group

Contractor:  McKenzie Construction Corporation.

 

Description:  The building faces east and presently under construction. The building will house the District Circuit Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – York County and Poquoson

E – Northampton County

S – Norfolk and Portsmouth

W – Newport News  

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013