Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 8-u.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 36° 50.288′ N, 76° 18.323′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and Green Street, on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emanuel A.M.E. Church (here, next to this marker); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (here, next to this marker); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincolnsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Dale, U.S.N. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Church (about 600 feet away); John Luke Porter (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
Also see . . .
1. Ruth Brown. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 1, 2015.)
2. Ruth Brown. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Submitted on June 1, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.