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Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

1791

 
 
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
1. Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  Land given by the State of Virginia 1789
First Lighthouse built by the United States Government
Deeded by Congress in 1930 to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
 
Erected by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 36° 55.533′ N, 76° 0.47′ W. Marker is in Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just east of Cape Henry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public Works Project of the United States Government (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Cape Henry Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Story (within shouting distance of this marker); British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse / The War of 1812 (within
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
2. Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Marker
Marker is in the alcove to the right and below the lighthouse.
shouting distance of this marker); First Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Cape Henry Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Capes 1781 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Henry Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Story.
 
Also see . . .
1. Preservation Virginia's web site for the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. Preservation Virginia is the successor to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. (Submitted on September 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Cape Henry Lighthouse, National Register of Historic Places (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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