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

Morrison

 
 
Morrison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
1. Morrison Marker
Inscription.  A station named for Col. J. S. Morrison, Construction Engineer of the Peninsula Division, Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, was built in the Warwick County Hamlet of Gum Grove on completion of the line between Richmond and Newport News on Oct. 16, 1881. Morrison Post Office was established Feb. 2, 1883 and a public school was recorded in a deed dated Aug. 16, 1906. This was to become Warwick High in 1948. In World War I Camp Morrison was activated nearby.
 
Erected 1968 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 2, 1918.
 
Location. 37° 3.207′ N, 76° 28.386′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Harpersville Road and Gatewood Road, on the left when traveling east on Harpersville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waters Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Estelle and George Abernathy
Morrison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
2. Morrison Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Spanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Spanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.8 miles away); Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.9 miles away); USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (approx. 0.9 miles away); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. 0.9 miles 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 September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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May. 22, 2022