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

Arthur Ashe

1943 - 1993

 

— Richmond —

 
Virginia Legends Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 20, 2010
1. Virginia Legends Walk Marker
Inscription.  Ashe was the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open. He played on the U.S. Davis Cup team (1963-70, '75, '76, '78) and as captain, the U.S. won ('81, '82). Ashe was the 1992 Sportsman of the Year.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.49′ N, 75° 58.428′ 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. Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Chief Powhatan (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd (here, next to this marker); George Mason (here, next to this marker); Pearl Bailey
Virginia Legends Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 20, 2010
2. Virginia Legends Walk Marker
(here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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