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

Newsome House

 
 
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By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. Newsome House Marker
Inscription.  In 1906 this house became the home of J. Thomas Newsome (1872-1942) and his wife Mary. A lawyer, churchman and newspaper editor, Newsome was an early advocate for Huntington High School and also formed the Colored Voters League of Warwick County. He was Newport News' first black lawyer to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court. Newsome House, built in 1899, was established as a memorial to his many contributions to this community in 1983.
 
Erected 1984 by Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 36° 59.423′ N, 76° 24.318′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Oak Avenue just east of 28th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2803 Oak Ave, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Newsome House (a few steps from this marker); The Winfield-Jones House (a few steps from this marker);
Newsome House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. Newsome House Markers
Newsome House is a registered Virginia Historic Landmark and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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The Brown Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Bailey (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Annie Belle Daniels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenlawn Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Newsome House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
3. Newsome House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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