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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Zero Mile Post

 
 
The Zero Mile Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. The Zero Mile Post Marker
Inscription.  This zero mile post is a replica of the original post that stood here at the end of the track on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, from which point all main line distances have been measured for the 664.9 miles to Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1889. The Fort Monroe (Old Point Comfort) station located here ceased operation in December, 1939.
 
Erected 1983 by The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, the National Railway Historical Society, and the C&O Railway Historical Society
Virginia Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number W-91.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1939.
 
Location. 37° 0.153′ N, 76° 18.824′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on McNair Drive north of Fenwick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Algernourne (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisser Hall: From Books To War Games
Wide view of The Zero Mile Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of The Zero Mile Post Marker
Looking down the abandoned railbed north toward Hampton, the replica Zero Mile Post stands next to the marker.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Why Was The Fort Built Here? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flood of August 23, 1933 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hurricane Isabel (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bay Worth Preserving (approx. 0.2 miles away); How Big Is Fort Monroe? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Who Built Fort Monroe? (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
2. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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