Portsmouth Forklift Parts - The city of Portsmouth, Virginia is considered part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area and supports a population of roughly 95,535 residents based on the most recent census numbers.
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard within Portsmouth is a historic U.S. Navy facility which is often referred to as the Norfolk Navy Yard. The facility is based within Portsmouth and not in Norfolk as the name suggests. The name "Norfolk" was chosen in order to avoid confusion with the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This is where a naval shipyard existed before once the Virginia facility first opened. The shipyard rebuilds, remodels and repairs all types of Navy ships.
Portsmouth sits along the Elizabeth River, exactly across from Norfolk. The city of Portsmouth offers many miles of waterfront land and is part of the Hampton Roads harbor. Between Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth, there is a ferry boat which brings passengers to and from across the water.
The city of Portsmouth was established by a shipbuilder named John Wood who saw the location as a great site to build ships. He petitioned England's King James I for a land grant and almost immediately after, the surrounding region was settled as a plantation community.
The city of Portsmouth was officially founded during the year 1752, during an act of the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of Col. William Crawford. Crawford, a merhmerchant ship owner, dedicated the four corners for Court and High streets for a church, a market, a courthouse and a jail. The town was named for Portsmouth England. The region known as Old Towne features among the largest collections of historically significant houses between Charleston, Virginia, Alexandria and South Carolina. The AME or also known as Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Olde Town and was built by lots of slaves and free men. It is the oldest African American church within the city of Portsmouth and the second oldest building in the city of Portsmouth.
There are several historic buildings within the city of Portsmouth like the Pass House that was built by Judge James Murdaugh in the year 1841, many of which occupied Union troops from 1862 until 1865. Regulations by federal forces required Portsmouth residents to acquire a written pass to travel across the Elizabeth River and places beyond. These passes were issued from the English basement and that is how the name "Pass House" came about.
The city has a rich history as a port township. The Olde Towne Business and Historical District is found in the downtown region and there has been a combination of conservation and redevelopment underway there. Like for instance, the Hawthorn Hotel and Suites, located at the Governor Dinwiddie Hotel, was shut down for over ten years prior to being reopened in 2005 after being renovated and reopened. This building has been recognized by the Historic Hotels of America. This is a program of the National Trust for Historical Preservation that identifies hotels that maintained their historical integrity, ambiance and architecture. The society also offers resources for their preservation.