East Hampton, Virginia

East Hampton: Town in New York


East Hampton is a town located in the county of City of Hampton in the U.S. state of Virginia.

East Hampton is a small unincorporated community located in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. It is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.

The area was first settled in 1634 as part of Elizabeth Cittie. It was originally named New Towne. In 1790, East Hampton became the county seat of Elizabeth City County.

The community grew with the establishment of Fort Monroe in 1819. Fort Monroe brought military personnel and families to settle in East Hampton. It became a thriving community that supported the nearby army base.

East Hampton Today

Today, East Hampton is still an unincorporated community but no longer serves as the county seat. However, it continues to have deep ties to the military, being located next to Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

The area is characterized by suburban neighborhoods and several mobile home parks. Notable landmarks include the Chamberlin Hotel, a historic hotel built in 1928, and St. John's Episcopal Church, built in 1728.

While small, East Hampton retains its identity as a military and historic community. It exemplifies the long history of Hampton Roads as a strategically important location for national defense.


East Hampton has transformed from a colonial county seat to a modern unincorporated community deeply connected to the military. It has retained historic buildings and character while evolving as part of the Hampton Roads region. Key aspects of its history revolve around local government, the military, and historic architecture.

East Hampton locator map
Location of East Hampton on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about East Hampton

Population : 147,993
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : City of Hampton
Different from : East Hampton
Postal code : 11937
Phone Area Codes : 631
Area : 386.55 km2
Altitude : 33 feet / 10 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:17:49 (3rd March 2024)
Old Hook Mill in East Hampton 1 image
Old Hook Mill in East Hampton 1
Old Hook Mill in East Hampton 1 image


East Hampton is located at 37°2'15"N 76°19'54"W (37.0373700, -76.3316100).

East Hampton map

People born in East Hampton (14)

People born in East Hampton, including political activist Howard Dean, discoverer of Huntington's disease George Huntington, United States educator Catharine Beecher, .


Schools in East Hampton

College & universities near East Hampton, VA

Code Name City ZIP
232265 Hampton University Hampton (VA) 23668-0099

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near East Hampton, VA

Code Name Address Type
NPN Newport News station 9304 Warwick Boulevard RAIL
NFK Norfolk 215 W York Street BUS
VAB Virginia Beach, Virginia 19th St. and Pacific Ave. BUS
WBG Williamsburg Transportation Center 468 North Boundary Street RAIL
PTB Petersburg station 3516 South Street RAIL

Post offices near East Hampton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Old Hampton Post Office Hampton (VA) 23669

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in City of Hampton

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in City of Hampton , VA.

City Name Population Title
Hampton 135,464 The second most populous city in Virginia.

Distance to Other Cities

East Hampton distances to largest Virginia cities