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Camp Stuart

 
 
Camp Stuart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Camp Stuart Marker
Inscription.  In World War 1, Camp Stuart, named for Confederate General 'JEB' Stuart (1833-1864), was America's largest troop handling facility. It was run by Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation July 1917 to Sept. 1919 on 300 acres leased from the Old Dominion Land Co. The Horace E. Dodge Boat and Plane Corp. and a golf course occupied the site from 1930. Stuart Gardens of 976 residential units was opened late in 1941 by Defense Homes Corporation.
 
Erected 1969 by Bethel Chapter, UDC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 36° 58.777′ N, 76° 24.299′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and 16th Street, in the median on Roanoke Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norvleate Downing-Gross (approx. half a mile away); Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Roanoke Ave & 16th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Roanoke Ave & 16th St
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(approx. half a mile away); Monitor – Merrimack (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Roads (approx. half a mile away); Birth of Naval Aviation (approx. half a mile away); Monitor – Merrimack Battle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pearl Mae Bailey (approx. 0.6 miles away); Phillis Wheatley (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  World War I. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 3, 2010.) 
 
338th Regiment, 1919 Camp Stuart, Va image. Click for full size.
circa 1919
3. 338th Regiment, 1919 Camp Stuart, Va
My Step Father's Father - James Bllings is in this photo somewhere.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,065 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 5, 2018, by William R Harbin of Memphis, Tennessee.

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