What is a Hampton?

7-4-10                  8:13pm

What is a Hampton? My friend posted on Twitter that the air in the Hamptons is so crisp and clear. I know the Hamptons is a place, but what is a Hampton. Is it a mountain? A river? A cabin? A stream? A proper noun who’s been demoted? A famous person who owned such place and the apostrophe of ownership has since disappeared, as well as the name of whatever he owned? What is a Hampton?

I’m not even in a class of people who can afford to know what they are, much less visit. ;) Somebody help me out.

© Michelle Routhieaux 2010