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

First Landing

 
 
First Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 22, 2007
1. First Landing Marker
Inscription.  Near here the first permanent English settlers in North America first landed on American soil, April 26, 1607. From here they went on to make the settlement at Jamestown. The brick lighthouse was built in 1791.
 
Erected 1936 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number KV-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 1607.
 
Location. 36° 54.894′ N, 76° 0.689′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is in Cape Henry. Marker is on Shore Dr (Route 60) north of Atlantic Ave, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cape Henry Railroads (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Story (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Cape Henry Lighthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); History of Cape Henry Lighthouse
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(approx. ¾ mile away); First Public Works Project of the United States Government (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named First Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse / The War of 1812 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Additional keywords. Jamestown Colony, First English settlement in the new world
 
400th Anniversary of the First Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, April 27, 2007
2. 400th Anniversary of the First Landing
A re-enactment of the First Landing was held at First Landing State Park April 2007.
400th Anniversary of the First Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, April 27, 2007
3. 400th Anniversary of the First Landing
A re-enactment of the First Landing was held at First Landing State Park April 2007.
400th Anniversary of the First Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, April 27, 2007
4. 400th Anniversary of the First Landing
A re-enactment of the First Landing was held at First Landing State Park April 2007.
First Landing Marker on Cover of 1937 Guide image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.M. Allyn
5. First Landing Marker on Cover of 1937 Guide
This marker was featured on the cover of the fourth edition of the State Historical Markers of Virginia guide issued by the Virginia Conservation Commission.
First Landing Marker on Cover of 1948 Guide image. Click for full size.
6. First Landing Marker on Cover of 1948 Guide
The sixth edition of the State Historical Markers of Virginia features this marker on its cover.
Entrance to the Cape Henry Lighthouse (1792) National Historic Landmark. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 27, 2009
7. Entrance to the Cape Henry Lighthouse (1792) National Historic Landmark.
in Fort Story near the Cape Henry Memorial, about one mile north of this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,211 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   7. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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