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Hampton Miscellaneous information
Here are some "Fun Facts" about Hampton:
Hampton is the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement in the U.S.
Blackbeard's Point on the Hampton River, was named for the infamous pirate. Legend has it that after Blackbeard was hunted down and killed, his severed head wa displayed on a pike (at what is now Blackbeard's point) to serve as a warning to other would-be pirates.
America's first English-style Christmas was held in what is now Hampton
A city of 138,000 residents, Hampton is part of the metro area known as Hamlpton Roads. Hampton Roads is the 27th largest Metropolitan Statistical area (MSA) in the U.S.
Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads harbor and the Hampton River, Hampton's waterfront location is in the center of the Hampton Roads region.
Hampton was the site of America's first organized teaching of African Americans.
Hampton was America's first training ground for U.S. Astronauts
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