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

United States

 
 
United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. United States Marker
Inscription.  The most famous of all Newport News-built ships, the passenger liner SS United States still holds the world’s speed record for transatlantic crossings. The liner was launched in 1951 and delivered to the United States Line Company the following year.
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 59.051′ N, 76° 26.077′ 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. Nimitz (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (here, next to this marker); Newport News (a few steps from this marker); Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Atlantic (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 494 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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