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

Newport News

 
 
Newport News Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Newport News Marker
Inscription. This area was first referred to a "Newportes Newes" as early as 1619, and the first known English settler lived here in 1621. Several Civil War engagements took place here including the Battle of the Ironclads and the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Newport News remained a small community until the late 19th century when it became the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. was founded here in 1886. Newport News was established as a town in 1880 and became a city in 1896. It served as the headquarters of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation in World Wars I and II.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-76.)
 
Location. 36° 58.64′ N, 76° 25.85′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on 25th Street near Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling south. 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. Jessie Menifield Rattley Municipal Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Victory Arch
Newport News Municipal Center on 25th Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Newport News Municipal Center on 25th Street
(about 400 feet away); Newport News Victory Arch (about 500 feet away); Headquarters, Hampton Roads (about 500 feet away); A Great Confederate Naval Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Newport News (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Nameless Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .
1. Newport News, Virginia. Official site of the City of Newport News (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Newport News, Virginia. Newport News Tourism Development Office (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. 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. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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 706 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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