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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Virginia Marker
Inscription. A state holiday was declared on the day the 15,000-ton battleship USS Virginia was launched in 1904. USS Virginia was one of the seven battleships built by Newport News to sail in President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet on its world tour in 1907.
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Location. 36° 59.057′ N, 76° 26.076′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. 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 (here, next to this marker); Atlantic (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (a few steps from this marker); Nimitz (a few steps from this marker); United States (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Washington Ave & 35th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Washington Ave & 35th St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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