Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Captain Christopher Newport
(1561 - 1617)
Erected by Christopher Newport University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
Location. 37° 3.662′ N, 76° 29.276′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue of the Arts and Warwick Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Avenue of the Arts. 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. Leifr Eiriksson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. ¼ mile away); Waters CreekSpanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Spanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church Morrison (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (approx. half a mile 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 June 1, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.