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Morrison

 
 
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By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
1. Morrison Marker
Inscription. A station named for Col. J. S. Morrison, Construction Engineer of the Peninsula Division, Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, was built in the Warwick County Hamlet of Gum Grove on completion of the line between Richmond and Newport News on Oct. 16, 1881. Morrison Post Office was established Feb. 2, 1883 and a public school was recorded in a deed dated Aug. 16, 1906. This was to become Warwick High in 1948. In World War I Camp Morrison was activated nearby.
 
Erected 1968 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 37° 3.207′ N, 76° 28.386′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Harpersville Road and Gatewood Road, on the left when traveling east on Harpersville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waters Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. one mile away); Skirmish at Waters Creek (approx. 1.1
Morrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
2. Morrison Marker
miles away); Capture of the 'Patriot' (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Baptist Church Morrison (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hidenwood (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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