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West Ocean View in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susan Constant Shrine

 
 
<i>Susan Constant</i> Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
1. Susan Constant Shrine Marker
Inscription.  This shrine commemorates the Susan Constant, the flagship of the fleet that carried the first English settlers to Virginia in 1607. The Susan Constant, a 120-ton vessel, was built in 1605 and made one voyage to Spain before the Virginia Company of London chartered it. Captained by Christopher Newport, the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery sailed from London on 20 Dec. 1606 and arrived nearby off the Virginia capes on 26 Apr. 1607. The colonists erected a cross claiming the land for England, explored the James River for a suitable settlement site, and planted the first permanent English colony at Jamestown on 14 May 1607.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 57.535′ N, 76° 15.554′ W. Marker is in West Ocean View in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of
<i>Susan Constant</i> Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
2. Susan Constant Shrine Marker
West Ocean View Avenue (U.S. 60) and Tidewater Drive (Virginia Route 168), on the right when traveling west on West Ocean View Avenue. At the entrance to Susan Constant Shrine Beach. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23503, 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. Flagship Sarah Constant (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Intrepid (CV-11) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Torch, 1942 (about 400 feet away); Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Flight Ship to Shore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle, Monitor and Merrimack (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Ocean View.
 
<i>Susan Constant</i> Shrine and the Flagship Sarah Constant Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
3. Susan Constant Shrine and the Flagship Sarah Constant Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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