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Headquarters, Hampton Roads

Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army

 
 
Headquarters, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Headquarters, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army Marker
Inscription.  The splendid natural harbor of Hampton Roads served the nation as a military port of embarkation in the Spanish American War and two World Wars. In World War 1, headquarters were set up at Newport News on July 11, 1917, and vast shipments of troops and materiel were processed. During World War II 1,687,000 people passed through here from June 15, 1942, to Sept. 1, 1945.
 
Erected 1967 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1915.
 
Location. 36° 58.636′ N, 76° 25.945′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 25th Street, on the left when traveling west on West 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. Newport News Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Victory Avenue
West Ave & 25th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. West Ave & 25th St
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Great Confederate Naval Victory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newport News (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Nearby Victory Arch image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Nearby Victory Arch
 
 
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 1,423 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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