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

First Landing State Park

 
 
First Landing State Park left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
1. First Landing State Park left Marker




Inscription.
Left Plaque
First Landing State Park
(Seashore)
has been registered as a
Virginia
Historic
Landmark

pursuant to the authority vested in the
Virginia Board of Historic
Resources

Right Plaque
This property is listed in the
National Register
Of Historic Places

By the United States
Department Of The Interior
First Landing
(Seashore)
State Park
1936


 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 36° 55.115′ N, 76° 3.213′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Land Ho! (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 (within shouting distance of this marker); Seashore State Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chesapeake Indians (approx. 1.5 miles away);
First Landing State Park right Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. First Landing State Park right Marker







First Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); François Joseph Paul de Grasse (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of the Capes (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cape Henry Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Regarding First Landing State Park. This park was developed by the National Park Service, Interior Department, through the Civilian Conservation Corps, in conjunction with the Virginia Conservation Commission. It covers 3400 acres and was opened, June 15, 1936. Two miles west is Lynhaven Bay, in or near which there were naval actions in 1672 and 1700, and naval movements in 1781 and 1813. (Virginia Conservation Commission)
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places REGISTRATION FORM. Seashore State Park Virginia Beach (city), Virginia (Submitted on October 30, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Seashore State Park Historic District (added 2005 - - #05001267)
Also known as First Landing State Park; 134-0099
2500 Shore Dr. , Virginia
First Landing State Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
3. First Landing State Park Markers
Beach (Independent City)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: NPS, et al., CEGG Assoc. LC
♦ Architectural Style: Modern Movement
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation, Landscape Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949
♦ Owner: State
♦ Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Recreation And Culture, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Department Store, Hotel, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, Pedestrian Related, Restaurant, Road-Related
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Landscape, Recreation And Culture, Transportation
    — Submitted October 30, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
First Landing State Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
4. First Landing State Park Markers
First Landing State Park Boardwalk to waterside- continuation from picture 4 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
5. First Landing State Park Boardwalk to waterside- continuation from picture 4
First Landing State Park waterside, Chesapeake Bay image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
6. First Landing State Park waterside, Chesapeake Bay
First Landing State Park beachfront image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
7. First Landing State Park beachfront
First Landing State Park , Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail image. Click for full size.
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8. First Landing State Park , Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
"Here are mountains,hils,(sic)plaines,valleys, rivers and brookes all running most pleasantly into a faire Bay compassed but for the mouth with fruitful and delightsome land." — John Smith, 1612
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 30, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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