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

Cyrus Hall McCormick

1809 - 1884

 

— Rockbridge County —

 
Cyrus Hall McCormick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Cyrus Hall McCormick Marker
Inscription.  McCormick invented the mechanical reaper in 1834, combining all steps that earlier harvesting machines performed separately. His time-saving invention allowed farmers to double their crop size and spurred innovations in farm machinery. His factory eventually became one of the greatest industrial establishments in the U.S.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.494′ N, 75° 58.417′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 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. George S. Patton (here, next to this marker); James Madison (here, next to this marker); George Washington (here, next to this marker); Booker T. Washington
Cyrus Hall McCormick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. Cyrus Hall McCormick Marker
(here, next to this marker); Douglas MacArthur (here, next to this marker); Grace Sherwood (a few steps from this marker); John Marshall (a few steps from this marker); Patrick Henry (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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