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

Virginia

 
 
Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Virginia Marker
Inscription.  A state holiday was declared on the day the 15,000-ton battleship USS Virginia was launched in 1904. USS Virginia was one of the seven battleships built by Newport News to sail in President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet on its world tour in 1907.
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 59.057′ N, 76° 26.076′ W. Marker is in South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. 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 (here, next to this marker); Atlantic (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (a few steps from this marker); Nimitz (a few steps from this marker); United States (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy – Hull Number One
Washington Ave & 35th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Washington Ave & 35th St
(approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Newport News.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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