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. When the town was incorporated in 1900, it was named Phoebus in honor of its leading citizen, Harrison Phoebus.
Geographic Location: Hampton
Physical Description of Location: Hampton, VA 23663. Located on West County Street (Rt. 143), less than 1/5 of a mile east of the intersection of West County Street (Rt. 143) and I-64. Marker is on the right when traveling east on West County Street (Rt. 143).
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