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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Zero Mile Post

 
 
The Zero Mile Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. The Zero Mile Post Marker
Inscription. This zero mile post is a replica of the original post that stood here at the end of the track on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, from which point all main line distances have been measured for the 664.9 miles to Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1889. The Fort Monroe (Old Point Comfort) station located here ceased operation in December, 1939.
 
Erected 1983 by The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, the National Railway Historical Society, and the C&O Railway Historical Society
Virginia Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number W-91.)
 
Location. 37° 0.153′ N, 76° 18.824′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on McNair Drive north of Fenwick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Algernourne (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Monroe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rodman Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rodman Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Wide view of The Zero Mile Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of The Zero Mile Post Marker
Looking down the abandoned railbed north toward Hampton, the replica Zero Mile Post stands next to the marker.
The Old Cistern (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eprouvette Mortar (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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