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

Newsome House

 
 
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By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. Newsome House Marker
Inscription. In 1906 this house became the home of J. Thomas Newsome (1872-1942) and his wife Mary. A lawyer, churchman and newspaper editor, Newsome was an early advocate for Huntington High School and also formed the Colored Voters League of Warwick County. He was Newport News' first black lawyer to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court. Newsome House, built in 1899, was established as a memorial to his many contributions to this community in 1983.
 
Erected 1984 by Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Location. 36° 59.423′ N, 76° 24.318′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Oak Avenue just east of 28th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2803 Oak Ave., Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Newsome House (a few steps from this marker); Annie Belle Daniels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newport News POW Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Clark Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phillis Wheatley
Newsome House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. Newsome House Markers
Newsome House is a registered Virginia Historic Landmark and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
(approx. half a mile away); Pearl Mae Bailey (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monitor – Merrimack Battle (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Newsome House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
3. Newsome House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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