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

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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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 36° 59.057′ N, 76° 26.076′ W. Marker is 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
Washington Ave & 35th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Washington Ave & 35th St
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(a few steps from this marker); The Apprentice School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 537 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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