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

First Landing Memorial Cross

Virginia Beach Boardwalk Tour

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. First Landing Memorial Cross Marker
Inscription.  Before Plymouth Rock and Jamestown, there was Virginia Beach. English colonists landed here in 1607, and gave thanks for a successful crossing to a new land by erecting a wooden cross.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
 
Location. 36° 51.692′ N, 75° 58.676′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boardwalk and 33rd Street, on the left when traveling north on Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cape Henry Lighthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neptune (about 600 feet away); Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Neptune (about 700 feet away); The Threshold of a New Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Graveyard of the Atlantic (approx.
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. First Landing Memorial Cross Marker
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0.2 miles away); The Princess Anne Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Day at the Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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