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Jericho Ditch

 
 
Jericho Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Richardson, March 31, 2016
1. Jericho Ditch Marker
Inscription.  Jericho Ditch, 9 miles long was dug by slave labor in early 1800's to enable the Dismal Swamp Land Company to remove the timber, to drain lowland and provide access to Lake Drummond.
 
Erected by Camp MFG Co.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 42.926′ N, 76° 33.895′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Marsh Road and Jericho Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1330 White Marsh Road, Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nansemond Collegiate Institute (approx. Ύ mile away); Nansemond Industrial Institute (approx. Ύ mile away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 1.3 miles away); Safe Haven (approx. 1.3 miles away); Obici-Oderzo Fountain Marker (approx. 1.3 miles away); President's Days Plaque
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2016, by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 151 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 31, 2016, by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022