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Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

1791

 
 
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
1. Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Land given by the State of Virginia 1789
First Lighthouse built by the United States Government
Deeded by Congress in 1930 to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
 
Erected by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. 36° 55.533′ N, 76° 0.47′ W. Marker is in Fort Story, Virginia, in Virginia Beach. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just east of Cape Henry Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public Works Project of the United States Government (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Cape Henry Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Story (within shouting distance of this marker); British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse / The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Cape Henry Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); François Joseph Paul de Grasse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of the Capes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Story.
 
Also see . . .
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
2. Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker
Marker is in the alcove to the right and below the lighthouse.
 Preservation Virginia's web site for the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. Preservation Virginia is the successor to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. (Submitted on September 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016.
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