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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

C&O "Peninsula Extension"

 
 
C&O "Peninsula Extension" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. C&O "Peninsula Extension" Marker
Inscription.  This plaque, dedicated October 16, 1981, commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the completion of the "Peninsula Extension" started in December, 1880, at Newport News and in February, 1881, in Richmond. The linkage occurred October 16, 1881, at a point 1.25 miles west of Williamsburg.

During three wars, the C&O delivered to the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation more than one million soldiers and countless tons of military equipment for shipment overseas.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, now a unit of CSX Corp., presents this plaque to the citizens of Virginia in grateful appreciation for the support during the first century of growth.
 
Erected 1981 by CSX Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, World IWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1881.
 
Location. 37° 11.639′ N, 76° 34.343′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Elmhurst Street, 0.1 miles south of Yorktown Road (Virginia Route 238), on the right when traveling
Lee Hall Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
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south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee Hall Depot (here, next to this marker); Lee Hall Village (here, next to this marker); Lee Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Simon Reid Curtis House (a few steps from this marker); An Earthwork In Front (approx. 0.4 miles away); Largest and Most Valuable Estate in the County (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Large Brick Kitchen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Homestead by the Main Road (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peninsula Extension. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 

2. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society. Preserving the history of the C&O Railway (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022