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Kilmarnock in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Morgan E. Norris

(c. 1883-1966)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker
Inscription. Dr. Morgan E. Norris, a Lancaster native and the Northern Neck’s first black physician, practiced medicine at this site 1917-1964. He opened to all races specialty surgical clinics, bringing enhanced medical care to the lower Northern Neck. In 1928 Dr. Norris led a campaign to build the first brick elementary school for black children in the Northern Neck. In 1939 he spearheaded a boycott to secure free bus transportation for black school children and led the Northern Neck Progressive Association’s annual fair from 1927 until 1959. He was the second black trustee of Hampton University, and the first black coroner in the state.
 
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J 108.)
 
Location. 37° 41.915′ N, 76° 22.437′ W. Marker is in Kilmarnock, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3) and Virginia Route 651, on the right when traveling south on Mary Ball Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilmarnock (approx. 0.9 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx.
Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Dr. Morgan E. Norris Marker
0.9 miles away); Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 3 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 3 miles away); Christ Church Lancaster (approx. 3 miles away); Irvington World War I Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilmarnock.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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