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

Camp Stuart

 
 
Camp Stuart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Camp Stuart Marker
Inscription. In World War 1, Camp Stuart, named for Confederate General 'JEB' Stuart (1833-1864), was America's largest troop handling facility. It was run by Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation July 1917 to Sept. 1919 on 300 acres leased from the Old Dominion Land Co. The Horace E. Dodge Boat and Plane Corp. and a golf course occupied the site from 1930. Stuart Gardens of 976 residential units was opened late in 1941 by Defense Homes Corporation.
 
Erected 1969 by Bethel Chapter, UDC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 36° 58.777′ N, 76° 24.299′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and 16th Street, in the median on Roanoke Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monitor – Merrimack (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Roads (approx. half a mile away); Birth of Naval Aviation (approx. half a mile away); Monitor – Merrimack Battle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pearl Mae Bailey
Roanoke Ave & 16th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Roanoke Ave & 16th St
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Phillis Wheatley (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Newsome House (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Newsome House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  World War I. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 194 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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