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Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay

 
 
Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Marker
Inscription.
Rails from the original tracks
laid on the riprap jetty in 1884
by the New York,
Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad,
for officials to spend the night and
dine overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Presented in 1995
by the Eastern Shore Railroad

 
Location. 37° 16.015′ N, 76° 1.403′ W. Marker is in Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Bay Avenue near Mason Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater (a few steps from this marker); Cape Charles to Little Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cape Charles (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Custis Tombs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mansion Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bacon's Rebellion (approx. 2.9 miles away); Indians (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Rail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Rail and Marker
Marker, rail, and the riprap jetty image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Marker, rail, and the riprap jetty
Riprap jetty, as mentioned, and present day public fishing pier, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. Riprap jetty, as mentioned, and present day public fishing pier, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
A piece of track can be seen at right
Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Marker seen near Bay Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
5. Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Marker seen near Bay Avenue
Present day Fishing pier atop the jetty image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
6. Present day Fishing pier atop the jetty
Present day fishing pier image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
7. Present day fishing pier
East shoreline, Chesapeake Bay , looking north from marker area at Cape Charles image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
8. East shoreline, Chesapeake Bay , looking north from marker area at Cape Charles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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