Hampton Essential Info


Hampton is a city in Eastern Virginia.

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  1. Opened in 1957, the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel was the world's first bridge-tunnel.
  2. In 1718, the head of Blackbeard, the famous pirate, was put on display in Hampton.
  3. Hampton was named for Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton.
  4. Hampton is the Emancipation Oak, the place where Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was read.

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