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Poquoson, Virginia
Boats parked at the Poquoson Marina. Boating has been an important part of Poquoson's economy since its inception.

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Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°7′59″N 76°22′25″W / 37.13306, -76.37361
Country United States
State Virginia
County Independent City
Founded 1631
Government
 - Mayor Gordon Heisel, Jr.
Area
 - City  78.4 sq mi (203.1 km²)
 - Land  15.5 sq mi (40.2 km²)
 - Water  62.9 sq mi (162.9 km²)
Elevation  10 ft (3 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 11,811
 - Density 745.4/sq mi (287.7/km²)
 - Metro 1,645,015
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.ci.poquoson.va.us/

Poquoson (IPA: /pəˈko.sn̩/ or /pˈko.sn̩/) is an independent city located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 11,566. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Poquoson with surrounding York county for statistical purposes. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 318 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of workboats parked at the Poquoson Marina. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Poquoson, which was formerly part of York County, became an incorporated town in 1952 and an independent city in 1975. (In Virginia, municipalities incorporated as independent cities are not part of any county.) However, the ties remain close. Over 30 years after Poquoson became a politically independent entity, some constitutional services such as the courts, sheriff and jail continue to be shared with neighboring York County. Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ... An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ...


Poquoson is one of the oldest continuously named cities in Virginia. It is also one of the few to retain a name which derived from the Native Americans who inhabited the area before colonization by the English began in the 17th century.

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History

The name of the city is a Native American word which roughly translates to "great marsh" or "flat land." The term pocosin, with its varied spellings, was a term used by the area's inhabitants to describe a low, marshy, woody place covered by water in the winter, but is dry in the summer. These Native Americans were Algonquins, a tribal group affiliated through the Powhatan Confederacy, and were hostile to the early settlers. A petition to have the name of the parish and river changed was an attempt to rid the language of all vestiges of Indian terms. However, "poquoson" has survived through the centuries and has become a proper noun used to designate the present city. Chief Quanah Parker of the Quahadi Comanche Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in... Pocosin is a Native American term for a type of palustrine wetland with deep, acidic, sandy, peat soils. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... The Powhatan (also spelled Powatan and Powhaten) were a very powerful tribe of Native Americans, speaking an Algonquian language, who lived in what is now Virginia at the time of the first European-Native encounters. ...


The current city is a remnant of a larger area known from the first days of its settlement in the early 17th century by English colonists as the New Poquoson Parish of the Church of England. In the colonial times before separation of church and state and freedom of religion were established in Virginia and the United States, the church parish boundaries and governmental ones were often the same. In addition to the current city of Poquoson, New Poquoson Parish originally included the areas in York County known today as Poquoson, Tabb, Grafton, Dare and Seaford. This land was opened for settlement in the year 1628 and was occupied by people from the English settlement of the Virginia Colony established at Kecoughtan in 1610 by Sir Thomas Gates which eventually became part of the current City of Hampton. The first reference to the city is believed to be in Colonial records of a land grant to Christopher Calthorpe in 1631 by a court in what became the former Elizabeth City County (which consolidated with the Town of Phoebus and the City of Hampton in 1952, assuming the latter's name, and becoming a single large independent city).[1] The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... Constantines Conversion, depicting the conversion of Emperor Constantine the Great to Christianity, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen guarantees freedom of religion, as long as religious activities do not infringe on public order in ways detrimental to society. ... Tabb, Virginia is an unincorporated community in York County on the Virginia Peninsula. ... Grafton is an unincorporated community in York County, Virginia, USA, on the Virginia Peninsula. ... Dare is an unincorporated community in York County, Virginia, USA, on the Virginia Peninsula. ... Seaford is an unincorporated community in York County, Virginia, USA, on the Virginia Peninsula. ... The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... Kecoughtan in Virginia was originally named Kikotan (also spelled Kecoughtan and Kikowtan), presumably a word for the native americans living there when the English colonists arrived in the Hampton Roads area in 1607. ... Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... Elizabeth City County was located at the eastern tip of the Virginia Peninsula. ... Phoebus was an incorporated town located in Elizabeth City County on the Virginia Peninsula in eastern Virginia. ...


In 1634, the eight original shires of Virginia were created. Poquoson was located in Charles River Shire. The name was changed to York County in 1642-43. The York River was known earlier as the Charles River, and its name was also changed about the same time. Eight Shires of Virginia were formed in 1634 in the Virginia Colony. ... Charles River Shire was one of eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ... The York River is a navigable estuary, approximately 40 mi (64 km) long, in eastern Virginia in the United States. ...


Poquoson grew as a close-knit community of York County for the next 300 years. During the American Revolutionary War, independence as won at nearby Yorktown, a major tourist attraction of the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia. This article is about military actions only. ... The 3 points of Colonial Virginias Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are linked by the scenic Colonial Parkway The Historic Triangle is located on the Virginia Peninsula of the United States and includes the colonial communities of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, with many restored attractions linked by the...


Poquoson became an incorporated town in 1952, as the citizens of the community wanted more local control of the public schools. The action enabled Poquoson to establish its own public school system. The town became an independent city in 1975 in order to maintain this status. The change from incorporated town to independent city status also effectively protected Poquoson from potential annexation suits by the adjacent City of Hampton. An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ...


The changes to incorporated town and independent city were part of a wave of municipal changes in southeastern Virginia in the third quarter of the 20th century. Although Poquoson is one of the smaller of 10 independent cities extant in the Hampton Roads region in the 21st century, it is not unique in the area as a city having large areas of undeveloped and protected wetlands.

See also: Seven Cities of Hampton Roads

The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads are 7 independent cities located in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the United States. ...

Government and Law

Poquoson has a City Council composed of seven members. Two members are elected to four year terms representing each of three precincts, Western, Central, and Eastern. A mayor is also elected to represent the City and a city manager, appointed by the City Council runs the city government. The City's school board is appointed by the City Council.[2]


Over 30 years after Poquoson became an independent city from York County, some constitutional services such as the courts, sheriff and jail continue to be shared with neighboring York County.[3]


Media

Print Media

Poquoson's daily newspaper is the Daily Press. The weekly newspaper serving Poquoson is the Poquoson Post. Hampton Roads Magazine serves as a bi-monthly regional magazine for the Hampton Roads area. [4] The Daily Press is a newspaper published in Newport News, Virginia. ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the...


Television

Poquoson is also served by several television stations via broadcast, cable, or satellite. With an antenna, Poquoson residents receive all major network television affiliates including:

Channel Callsign Network(s) Website
3 WTKR (CBS) http://www.wtkr.com/
10 WAVY (NBC) http://www.wavy.com
13 WVEC (ABC) http://www.wvec.com/
15 WHRO (PBS) http://www.whro.org/
27 WGNT (CW) http://www.cw27.com/
33 WTVZ (MyNetworkTV) http://www.mytvz.com
43 WVBT (Fox) http://www.myfoxhamptonroads.com/
49 WPXV (ION Television) http://www.ionline.tv/

Poquoson residents also are able to receive independent stations such as WSKY broadcasting on channel 4 from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and WGBS broadcasting on channel 7 from Hampton. Poquoson is served by Cox Cable which provides LNC 5, a local 24-hour cable news network. [5] DirecTV and Dish Network are also very popular as an alternative to cable television in Poquoson. In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... WTKR is the CBS affiliate serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, officially known as the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News DMA. The station is licensed to Norfolk and broadcasts on channel 3. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WAVY-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia television market (DMA). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WVEC-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which includes Norfolk-Portsmouth, Newport News, and the surrounding area. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WHRO-TV, channel 15 is the PBS member for Hampton Roads, Virginia (the Norfolk–Portsmouth–Newport News television market (DMA). ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WGNT, channel 27, is the CW-affiliated station for the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia (known collectively as Hampton Roads) market. ... The CW Television Network, known simply as The CW, is a new network set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... WTVZ-TV is the My Network TV affiliate serving the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia (or Hampton Roads) television market. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WVBT-TV is the Fox Network affiliate serving the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA television market (Designated Market Area). ... This article is about the animal. ... WPXV is the i affiliate for Hampton Roads, licensed to Norfolk, Virginia. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ... WSKY-TV, which launched around fall 2001, is an independent station serving the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA television market (DMA) and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ... WGBS-LP is an mid-power television station in Hampton, Virginia, broadcasting locally on channel 7 and serves the Greater Hampton Roads area. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... Logo before switch to channel 5. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...


Radio

Poquoson is served by a variety of radio stations on the AM and FM dials with towers located all over the Hampton Roads area.[6] The radio station WNRJ-FM has its broadcast tower in Poquoson.[7] This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the...


Geography

Poquoson is located at 37°7′59″N, 76°22′25″W (37.133153, -76.373881)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 203.1 km² (78.4 mi²). 40.2 km² (15.5 mi²) of it is land and 162.9 km² (62.9 mi²) of it (80.21%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The city is a peninsula containing twenty square miles and is located between the Poquoson River on the north, Back River and Wythe Creek (the Old Poquoson River) on the south, the Chesapeake Bay on the east, and York County on the west. The city also shares a border with the City of Hampton. A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... The Back River is an estuarine inlet of the Chesapeake Bay between the independent cities of Hampton and Poquoson in the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ...


Transportation

Poquoson is served by two airports: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, in nearby Newport News; and Norfolk International Airport, located on the other side of Hampton Roads in Norfolk. Amtrak service is available in nearby Newport News. Poquoson is served by two state highways: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (IATA: PHF, ICAO: KPHF) is an airport located 9 mi (14 km) northwest of Newport News, Virginia, and serves the entire Hampton Roads metropolitan area along with Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Destinations with direct service from Norfolk Norfolk International Airport (IATA: ORF, ICAO: KORF, FAA LID: ORF) is a public airport located in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ...

  • Route 171, also known as Victory Boulevard entering Poquoson before becoming Little Florida Road, then Poquoson Avenue, and finally Messick Road.
  • Route 172, also known as Wythe Creek Road before terminating at Yorktown Road and Hunt's Neck Road.

For the former State Route 171, see State Route 171 (Virginia 1923-1928). ... For the former State Route 172, see State Route 172 (Virginia 1923). ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,566 people, 4,166 households, and 3,370 families residing in the city. It is estimated for the population to raise 2.1% from the year 2000 - 2005. The population density was 287.7/km² (745.4/mi²). There were 4,300 housing units at an average density of 107.0/km² (277.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.26% White, 0.67% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,166 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.08. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


The age distribution is: 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $60,920, and the median income for a family was $65,460. Males had a median income of $45,284 versus $28,310 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,336. About 3.0% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Poquoson's population includes families with well-traveled backgrounds. This is primarily due to the large number of military-affiliated families from Langley Air Force Base, and the influx of professionally oriented families with the monetary means for travel. Poquoson has been determined to have the highest per capita income on the Peninsula.


Community events

The Poquoson Seafood Festival is the biggest event in Poquoson. Events at the Seafood Festival are singers/bands, shops, food, crafts, and kids entertainment. This even includes rides. It is on the third weekend in October every year. It lasts from Friday to Sunday. Sometimes fireworks are even added into the celebration.[8]


The annual Poquoson Creek Crawl celebration takes place every Memorial Day weekend. This event consists of a number of boaters who travel the waters of Poquoson together and have a great time.


Education

The city is served by Poquoson City Public Schools. There are 4 public schools in Poquoson. There is the Poquoson Primary School for Kindergarten, and 1st and 2nd grades. Poquoson Elementary School serves the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Poquoson Middle School offers 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes. Poquoson High School has grades 9-12. Poquoson's mascot is the Bull Islander.[9] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Poquoson High School is a public secondary school, located in Poquoson, Virginia and serves as the sole public secondary school for students in the City. ...


There are no private schools or colleges in Poquoson and York County. However, there are institutions of each type close by on the Virginia Peninsula. Some of the private schools include Hampton Roads Academy, Mt. Carmel Catholic School, Peninsula Catholic High School, and Denbigh Baptist Christian School, all in Newport News. The Virginia Peninsula is a peninsula in southeast Virginia, bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ...


Higher education is available at Thomas Nelson Community College, with campuses in Hampton and James City County, Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Hampton University in Hampton, and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. Thomas Nelson Community College (abbreviated form: TNCC) is a two-year college located in southeastern Virginia. ... James City County, Virginia as shown on 1895 map James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Christopher Newport University, locally abbreviated as CNU, is a small liberal arts university located in Newport News, Virginia. ... Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) is an American university located in Hampton, Virginia. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


Sister Cities and Schools

Poquoson's sister city is:

Poquoson has two current partner schools. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... The Balboa Academy is an English-using international school in Balboa, Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ Poquoson City History (HTML) (English). City of Poquoson. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  2. ^ Government (HTML) (English). City of Poquoson. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  3. ^ Residents (HTML) (English). City of Poquoson. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  4. ^ HR Magazine (HTML) (English). Hampton Roads Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-08-04.
  5. ^ VARTV Hampton Roads (HTML) (English). Vartv.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-04.
  6. ^ http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/Norfolk_VA.aspx
  7. ^ FCC Query Results (HTML) (English). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved on 2007-08-04.
  8. ^ Poquoson Seafood Festival (HTML) (English). City of Poquoson. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  9. ^ Poquoson City Schools (HTML) (English). City of Poquoson School Board. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  10. ^ Le Bar Sur Loup (HTML) (French). Association du Clue Des Jeunes du Bar Sur Loup. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  11. ^ AAIE Spring Newsletter 2007 (PDF) (English). Association for the Advancement of International Education. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  12. ^ Uruguayan American School (HTML) (English). City of Poquoson School Board. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.

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