The site of this city was patented in 1659 by Captain William Carver. Established as a town in 1752 and named by its founder, Lt. Col. Wm Crawford. Chartered as a city in 1858. It has the country's oldest Naval Shipyard. Established in 1767. The nation's oldest naval hospital, commenced in 1827, and is the birthplace of the world's largest naval installation.
Geographic Location: Portsmouth
Physical Description of Location: 6039 High Street W (US 17), Chesapeake, VA 23321. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 17, at top of T intersection with Academy Avenue.
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