Hampton Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Hampton Street
Neighborhoods Highland Park, Morningside
Origin of name Hampton family, Moses Hampton, or Robert B. Hampton

George T. Fleming gives three possibilities for the origin of the name of Hampton Street: the Hampton family, once well known in the area; Judge Moses Hampton, for whom Hampton Township is named; or Captain Robert B. Hampton, the commander of Hampton's "Pittsburgh" Battery F in the American Civil War, who died in the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863.[1] Several sources include Hampton Street in lists of streets named after judges.[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, fifth section, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  2. Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, p. 34. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller
  3. Margaret Carlin. "How our streets got their names." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh's Family Magazine, p. 10. Newspapers.com 149098376. [view source]carlin
  4. Joe Browne. "Streets are index of local history." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 28, 1983, p. 37. Newspapers.com 89790718. [view source]browne-streets
  5. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 61. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan