As our countries continue to learn about the far-reaching consequences of the coronavirus, the solidarity of a caring community gives us hope. On behalf of the members of Sister Cities of Hampton, Virginia, we send our thoughts and best wishes to our Southampton family!
Southampton, England is Hampton’s oldest sister city. It is one of Great Britain’s most historic ports. It is about 60 miles southwest of London and 30 miles northeast of Portsmouth on the south coast of England. It has a population of just under 250,000. The Titanic (1912) and the Mayflower (1620) both sailed from Southampton. During Ann Kilgore’s term as Mayor of Hampton, the City with the help of Southampton, contracted with the College of Heralds in London to create the Hampton City seal.