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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jericho Ditch

 
 
Jericho Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Richardson, March 31, 2016
1. Jericho Ditch Marker
Inscription. Jericho Ditch, 9 miles long was dug by slave labor in early 1800's to enable the Dismal Swamp Land Company to remove the timber, to drain lowland and provide access to Lake Drummond.
 
Erected by Camp MFG Co.
 
Location. 36° 42.926′ N, 76° 33.895′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Marsh Road and Jericho Lane, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1330 White Marsh Road, Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Suffolk School Complex (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nansemond Collegiate Institute (approx. ¾ mile away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 1.3 miles away); Obici-Oderzo Fountain Marker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. 1.6 miles away); Riddick’s Folly (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. African AmericansHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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