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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kilmarnock in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Dr. Morgan E. Norris

(c. 1883-1966)

Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 4, 2021
1. Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Morgan E. Norris, a Lancaster native and the Northern Neck’s first black physician, practiced medicine at this site 1917-1964. He opened to all races specialty surgical clinics, bringing enhanced medical care to the lower Northern Neck. In 1928 Dr. Norris led a campaign to build the first brick elementary school for black children in the Northern Neck. In 1939 he spearheaded a boycott to secure free bus transportation for black school children and led the Northern Neck Progressive Association’s annual fair from 1927 until 1959. He was the second black trustee of Hampton University, and the first black coroner in the state.
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-108.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list.
Location. 37° 41.915′ N, 76° 22.437′ 
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W. Marker is in Kilmarnock, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3) and Virginia Route 651, on the right when traveling south on Mary Ball Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16114 Mary Ball Rd, Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilmarnock (approx. 0.9 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx. 0.9 miles away); Never Forget Garden (approx. one mile away); Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 3 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Robert Carter's Brick Kiln (approx. 3 miles away); Virginia Founders, Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 Veterans (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilmarnock.
Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 4, 2021
2. Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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