Portsmouth is located in the United States of America and was founded in the year of 1752. Its nickname is God's Port. The area of Portsmouth is 44.6 sq miles and 33.2 sq miles is land. The water portion is made up of 13.5 sq miles. The elevation of Portsmouth is at 20 ft and is in the Eastern time zone. According to the 2010 Census the population is about 95,535 persons. There is a total of 25,497 families that reside in the city. The area code can be located in the Portsmouth, Va yellow pages or the Portsmouth business directory which is 757. The interstates that run through Portsmouth are Interstate 264, Interstate 664, Route 17, and Route 58. For more information about Portsmouth, visit the city's official website .
There are some historic sites such as the Cedar Grove cemetery. It was founded in 1832 and is the oldest city-owned cemetery. There are many people that are buried at the historic site such as military leaders and business people. The cemetery has self-guided tours for people who would like to visit. There also are historic homes and hotel to visit that have been around for 150 years and in original condition. There is also a church called AME, which was built by the slaves. There are a total of three public schools in Portsmouth. The names of the schools are Churchland High School, Norcom High School, and the Woodrow Wilson High School. They are spread throughout Portsmouth at three separate corners in the city. It makes it easy for the kids to get to school. The Norfolk Navy Yard is historic plus the home to an the U.S. Navy. This yard is known for repairing, remodeling, and the building of different types of Navy ships. There are ferry rides for visitors to ride back and forth across the waters. Some current or former residents are Perry Ellis, Missy Elliott, and James Murphy. The airport in Portsmouth is called the Norfolk International Airport. The airport is located in the area of the Chesapeake Bay. The airport also offers general aviation services. There are many historical places to visit in Portsmouth.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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