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Headquarters, Hampton Roads

Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army

 
 
Headquarters, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Headquarters, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army Marker
Inscription. The splendid natural harbor of Hampton Roads served the nation as a military port of embarkation in the Spanish American War and two World Wars. In World War 1, headquarters were set up at Newport News on July 11, 1917, and vast shipments of troops and materiel were processed. During World War II 1,687,000 people passed through here from June 15, 1942, to Sept. 1, 1945.
 
Erected 1967 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 36° 58.636′ N, 76° 25.945′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 25th Street, on the left when traveling west on West Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newport News Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Great Confederate Naval Victory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newport News (about 400 feet away); a different marker also
West Ave & 25th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. West Ave & 25th St
named Newport News (about 500 feet away); A Nameless Grave (about 500 feet away); Collis Potter Huntington (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  World War I. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Nearby Victory Arch image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Nearby Victory Arch
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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