Kempsville (HM1EJ9)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Country: United States of America

N 36° 49.624', W 76° 9.783'

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Originally known as Kemp's Landing, Kempsville is located at the head of the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. By the middle 1700s, it had become an important port community. Colonial Governor Lord Dunmore's forces fought the Princess Anne County militia at Kemp's landing on 14/15 Nov. 1775 for possession of the strategically important bridge there. After a brief engagement, the militia retreated. Established as a town in 1783, Kempsville served as the county seat of Princess Anne County from 1778 to about 1823. Princess Anne County was consolidated with the City of Virginia Beach in 1963 and the town became part of the city.
HM NumberHM1EJ9
Marker NumberK-272
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 396280 N 4076319
Decimal Degrees36.82706667, -76.16305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 49.624', W 76° 9.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 49' 37.44" N, 76° 9' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5181 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23462, US
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