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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Lafayette Memorial

 
 
General Lafayette Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
1. General Lafayette Memorial Plaque
Inscription. To the memory of General Lafayette in grateful recognition of his valiant services and in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of his visit to our city.
 
Erected 1924 by Fort Nelson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Restored 2002.
 
Location. 36° 50.009′ N, 76° 22.044′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Cpl J M Williams Avenue north of Clifford Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Living Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); Craney Island (approx. mile away); Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth (approx. 2.3 miles away); City of Portsmouth (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dale Point (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Luke Porter (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portsmouth City Park website. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. WindVisions website for Portsmouth City Park. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
General Lafayette Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
2. General Lafayette Memorial.
Pictured in the far background is the Churchland Bridge on South High Street that crosses the western branch of the Elizabeth River.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
A side view of the memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
3. A side view of the memorial.
The marker in the foreground is an American Legion memorial. See the detail photo of it.
General LaFayette Memorial in 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, August 31, 2011
4. General LaFayette Memorial in 2011
Pictured in the left background is a mound where the tree once stood. The shade from it branches can also be seen.
Memorial for James Lynch. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
5. Memorial for James Lynch.
The memorial inscription is: This tree planted in memory of James Lynch who died August 28, 1917 for God and country. It was placed by the American Legion. The tree, however, is missing now; but it was there in 2011. See photo of General LaFayette Memorial in 2011.
City Park of Portsmouth Entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
6. City Park of Portsmouth Entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 15, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.   5. submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.   6. submitted on June 15, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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