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

First Landing

 
 
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By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
1. First Landing Marker
Inscription.  
Landed April 26, 1607
Captain Gabriel Archer Christopher Newport
Hon. George S. Percy Bartholomew Gobfold
Edward Maria Vincefeld
with twenty-five others
who
calling the place
"Cape Henry"
planted a cross
April 29, 1607
"Dei Gratia Virginia Condita"

This tablet is erected by the Association for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
April 29, 1896

 
Erected 1896 by Association for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 55.55′ N, 76° 0.487′ W. Marker is in Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Atlantic Avenue near Cape Henry Road. Marker is on the north face of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. 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 (a few steps from this marker); History of Cape Henry Lighthouse (a few
First Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
2. First Landing Marker
steps from this marker); Old Cape Henry Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse / The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Story (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cape Henry Railroads (about 400 feet away); 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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