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

New Town

 
 
New Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, November 4, 2007
1. New Town Marker
Inscription.  New Town once stood to the south along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. The community was laid out in 1697 and General Assembly established it as a town in 1740. New Town served as county seat of Princess Anne County from about 1752 to 1778 and was an important port of entry until shortly after the Revolutionary War. During the siege and burning of Norfolk by colonial governor Lord Dunmore's troops begun on 1 Jan. 1776, many Norfolk residents fled to New Town for temporary shelter. By the early 19th century, like a number of often early colonial towns, New Town ceased to exist.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K273.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1697.
 
Location. 36° 50.461′ N, 76° 11.365′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection
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of South Newtown Road and Princess Ann Road, on the right when traveling south on South Newtown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kempsville (approx. 1.7 miles away); Princess Anne County Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Skirmish Of Kempsville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing (approx. 1.9 miles away); Filipinos in the U.S. Navy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Filipino American Veterans of Hampton Roads (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022