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

United States

 
 
United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. United States Marker
Inscription. The most famous of all Newport News-built ships, the passenger liner SS United States still holds the world’s speed record for transatlantic crossings. The liner was launched in 1951 and delivered to the United States Line Company the following year.
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Location. 36° 59.051′ N, 76° 26.077′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. 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. Nimitz (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (here, next to this marker); Newport News (a few steps from this marker); Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Atlantic (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Washington Ave & 35th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Washington Ave & 35th St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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