Col. William Craford statue

Col. William Craford statue (StreetView)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
StreetView StreetView Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By WacoKidd110 @ 2011-11-14 17:35:08
William Craford was the founder of Portsmouth. Little is known about his personal life, but in 1716 he patented more than 1,100 acres of land in Norfolk County across the Elizabeth River from the port of Norfolk. He co-owned a mill and constructed a wharf in the county, where he was appointed a sheriff in 1725 and commander of the militia in 1748. Craford sat as a member of the House of Burgesses for more than thirty years, beginning 1712. Early in the 1750s he hired a surveyor to lay off the land that he had acquired in 1716 into streets and lots. Probably at his request, in the spring of 1752 the General Assembly established the town of Portsmouth there, and in the summer of that year he began selling lots. Craford had died, probably in Portsmouth, by April 15, 1762, when his will was proved in the Norfolk County Court.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10Unrated



Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Nearby maps
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Lightship Portsmouth
Lightship Portsmouth
NorShipCo Titan floating drydock
Decommissioned amphibious assault ship USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
USS Bataan (LHD-5)
Holland America Lines ship 'Zuiderdam'
Naval ship on floating dry dock
Stealth ship USS Independence (LCS-2) in drydock
USS Ashland (LSD-48) Landing Ship, Dock
Downtown Tunnel
Norfolk & Western Railway #1134
Similar maps
Statue of Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin
Monumento al Marinaio
The Statue of Liberty in Paris
Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch
'Cupid's Span' by Claes Oldenburg
Concrete Moai
Mount Rushmore
Flame of Liberty
Murphy Ranch (Nazi enclave)
'Rrrun' by Marta Thoma
'Falling Words'
Dotonbori Hotel