“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Norfolk, Virginia

Clickable Map of Norfolk, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Norfolk Ind. City, VA (155) Chesapeake Ind. City, VA (65) Hampton Ind. City, VA (230) Northampton County, VA (58) Portsmouth Ind. City, VA (105) Virginia Beach Ind. City, VA (173)  Norfolk(155) Norfolk (155)  Chesapeake(65) Chesapeake (65)  Hampton(230) Hampton (230)  NorthamptonCounty(58) Northampton County (58)  Portsmouth(105) Portsmouth (105)  VirginiaBeach(173) Virginia Beach (173)
Norfolk and Vicinity
      Norfolk (155)  
      Chesapeake (65)  
      Hampton (230)  
      Northampton County (58)  
      Portsmouth (105)  
      Virginia Beach (173)  
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1 Virginia, Norfolk, Ballentine Place — Confederate Defense Line
Confederate breastworks crossed this road extending from Tanner's Creek on the west to Broad Creek on the east with an intrenched camp to the west. Union soldiers under Major Gen. John E. Wool landed at Ocean View and marched to Norfolk over this . . . Map (db m87727) HM
2 Virginia, Norfolk, Bruce's Park — American Cigar Factory
American Cigar Factory Never to be Forgotten, the African American Women who worked at the American Cigar Factory Original Foundation Circa 1903 Map (db m228244) HM
3 Virginia, Norfolk, Calvert Square — WY-20 — Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962)
North Carolina native Plummer Bernard (P.B.) Young moved to Norfolk in 1907 to work at the Lodge Journal and Guide, the newspaper of an African American fraternal organization. He bought the paper in 1910, expanded its scope, and renamed it . . . Map (db m113245) HM
4 Virginia, Norfolk, City of Norfolk Cemeteries — Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove was Norfolk’s first public cemetery, established in January 1825 after a Borough ordinance aimed at curbing yellow fever decreed that the “burying of the dead in lots lying on public and populous streets is ... injurious to the health of . . . Map (db m119770) HM
5 Virginia, Norfolk, City of Norfolk Cemeteries — Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery was established in 1853 to ease the overcrowded conditions in the less than 30-year old Cedar Grove Cemetery, which lay across Smith’s Creek from the 50-acre parcel that would become Elmwood. The two cemeteries were connected by a . . . Map (db m119768) HM
6 Virginia, Norfolk, City of Norfolk Cemeteries — KV-26 — Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery, established in 1853, is Norfolk's second-oldest municipal cemetery. Its monuments and statues, some crafted by nationally prominent artisans, bear the motifs of Victorian funerary art and reflect the Egyptian, Gothic, Greek, . . . Map (db m119650) HM
7 Virginia, Norfolk, City of Norfolk Cemeteries — West Point Cemetery
West Point Cemetery was Norfolk’s first municipal cemetery for African Americans, after an 1827 ordinance provided for their interment in a section of Potter’s Field just north of the borough limits. The section was set off exclusively for the . . . Map (db m119653) HM
8 Virginia, Norfolk, City of Norfolk Cemeteries — KV-25 — West Point Cemetery
This historically African American burial place, first known as Potter’s Field, was established as Calvary Cemetery in 1873 and renamed West Point Cemetery in 1885. James E. Fuller, Norfolk’s first African American councilman, secured a section for . . . Map (db m119608) HM
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9 Virginia, Norfolk, Colonnas Shipyard — Birthplace of Mary Pinckney HardyThe Mother of General Douglas MacArthur
In the homestead of Riveredge, just to the east of this stone was born, May 22nd, 1852, Mary Pinckney Hardy. Here she married on May 19th, 1875, Lieutenant Arthur MacArthur, U.S.A. Of this marriage Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26th, 1880, . . . Map (db m228472) HM
10 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — KV-37 — AKA Iota Omega
On 1 Dec. 1922, lota Omega became the first graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc., chartered in Hampton Roads. Wanser Bagnall, Evelyn Lightner, and Helen Lawrence had met earlier at First Baptist Church-Bute Street and invited seven . . . Map (db m214445) HM
11 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — KN-3 — Bank Street Baptist Church
The Bank Street Baptist Church was built on this site in 1802 as a Presbyterian church. In 1840 it was purchased by a group of free blacks to serve them as a Baptist church. Because it had one of the first church bells in Norfolk, the building was . . . Map (db m3323) HM
12 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — KV-8 — Col. Samuel Leroy Slover(1873-1959)
Tennessee native Samuel L. Slover established himself in Norfolk in 1905 as co-owner of the Public Ledger, a local newspaper. He later controlled six of Virginia’s most influential newspapers, Including the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, . . . Map (db m129624) HM
13 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Commercial Place
When a survey was done in 1680 to lay out the town of Norfolk, one of the few streets shown was “the street that leadeth to the water side.” The original location was just to the west of this site. It fanned out from Front (now Main) . . . Map (db m21041) HM
14 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — East Main Street
The portion of East Main Street between Commercial Place and Church Street (now St. Paul’s Boulevard) was notorious with servicemen all over the world until well after World War II. The district was home to taverns such as the Krazy Kat and Red . . . Map (db m123808) HM
15 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Epworth United Methodist Church, 1894
This 1894 Richardsonian Romanesque granite and sandstone church was designed by Norfolk architects James E. R. Carpenter and John V. Peebles. It was built to accommodate the growing congregation of the 1850 Granby Street Methodist Church at the . . . Map (db m3372) HM
16 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Norfolk Virginia has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission act of 1966 This property has been placed on the National Register . . . Map (db m203411) HM
17 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — First Baptist Church, Bute Street — Cannonball Trail —
Norfolk's first Baptist congregation was established around 1800 as an interracial body of whites, free blacks and slaves. Most of the white congregation split off in 1817. The remaining, primarily black, congregation moved in 1830 to an old . . . Map (db m203409) HM
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18 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Flood Protection for Downtown Norfolk
Tidal flooding from hurricanes and northeasters has always been a part of Norfolk’s relationship with the sea. In 1693, the Royal Society of London reported that “there happened a most violent storm in Virginia, which stopped the course of . . . Map (db m3374) HM
19 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Four Farthing or Town Point
Here at a cedar tree was the western limit of the fifty acres constituting the original town of Norfolk. The land was bought in 1682 as a port for lower Norfolk County from Nicholas Wise, Jr. for “tenn thousand pounds of tobacco and . . . Map (db m21183) HM
20 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Francis Drake, Free Black Barber
Francis Drake, a slave barber, was the first black to gain his freedom in post-Revolutionary War Norfolk after a 1782 Act of the Virginia General Assembly authorized “any emancipate and set free, his or her slaves.” Drake was . . . Map (db m129584) HM
21 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Freemason Street Baptist Church
In May 1848 former members of the Cumberland Street Baptist Church organized to become the Freemason Street Baptist Church. A new church building was begun that year and completed and dedicated in May 1850. The Reverend Tiberius Gracchus Jones, a . . . Map (db m48251) HM
22 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Governor Tazewell
Here stood the residence of Littleton Waller Tazewell, attorney, Virginia legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator, and Governor of Virginia. The Williamsburg native came to Norfolk in 1802 to practice commercial and maritime law and was widely . . . Map (db m35089) HM
23 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Granby Street
Granby Street was named in 1769 to honor Englishman John Manners (1721 – 1770), Marquess of Granby. The orig­i­nal street ran three blocks from Bute Street south to Town Back Creek, a semi-navigable stretch of marshland run­ning . . . Map (db m21185) HM
24 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Half Moone Fort, 1673
Hostilities between the British and the Dutch continued for a number of years after the British took New Amsterdam in 1664 and established the colony of New York. The effects were felt in Hampton Roads where Dutch ships destroyed a fleet of tobacco . . . Map (db m21212) HM
25 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Littleton Waller Tazewell
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26 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Main Street
In his 1680 survey of the site that was to become the Town of Norfolk, Lower Norfolk County surveyor John Ferebee laid out the principal street along a ridge of high land extending from Foure Farthing Pointe (Town Point Park) to Dun-in-the-Mire . . . Map (db m48245) HM
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27 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Margaret Douglass
"I told the judge to do his duty and put me in prison at once, if he chose, for I would ask no favors at the hands of any man." Margaret Douglass Margaret Douglass, a white woman from Charleston, South Carolina, moved to Norfolk . . . Map (db m48239) HM
28 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Monticello Hotel, 1898
The Monticello Hotel, which opened at the corner of City Hall Avenue and Granby Street on September 27, 1898, was the largest and finest hotel in Norfolk for over 60 years. The hotel was built on filled land. By 1885 Town Back Creek had been filled . . . Map (db m48238) HM
29 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Moses Myers House, 1792
Moses Myers (1753-1835) was a shipping merchant who came to Norfolk in 1787 from New York. He acquired this site in September 1791 and built his distinguished Federal town house in 1792. It was one of the early brick buildings to be constructed in . . . Map (db m35092) HM
30 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Norfolk College for Young Ladies
On this site was the Norfolk College for Young Ladies, which was chartered on February 20, 1880 with Capt. John L. Roper as President of the Board. The school was designed by James H Calrow, one of Norfolk's leading architects at the time. It opened . . . Map (db m71671) HM
31 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Northern Limit of Old Norfolk
This marks the Northern limit of the fifty acres constituting the original town of Norfolk. It was bounded on the North by Town Back Creek and Dun-In-The-Mire Creek. The land was purchased as a port for lower Norfolk county for “tenn thousand pounds . . . Map (db m3367) HM
32 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Old City Hall and Courthouse, 1850
When Norfolk became an independent city in 1845, space was needed to accommodate municipal functions. The Classic Revival building was begun in 1847 and completed in 1850 as Norfolk's city Hall and Courthouse. The architect was William Singleton, a . . . Map (db m35158) HM
33 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church
St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Board Act 1966. This property has been entered in the national Register . . . Map (db m203412) HM
34 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church & School
St. Joseph’s Parrish was established for Norfolk’s African Americans by the Josephite Order in September 1889, with a place of worship and a school for students from elementary grades through high school. In May 1893, a two-story brick building was . . . Map (db m129619) HM
35 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — St. Paul’s Church, 1739
In 1641 a “chapel of ease” was built here where St. Paul’s Church is now. The 1680 survey of the new town designated this site for a church and burying ground. Many of the founders of Norfolk are buried here. When Norfolk became a . . . Map (db m3371) HM
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36 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — The Cannonball Trail
Follow the Cannonball Trail through 400 years of Norfolk and American history. The Trail winds along the shoreline of the Elizabeth River and through the districts of downtown Norfolk. Walk the cobbled streets of West Freemason - the earliest . . . Map (db m136358) HM
37 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — The Cedar
A cedar tree near this location, then known as Foure Farthing Pointe, was described in the original patent defining the western boundary of the 50 acres that comprised Norfolk Town. In August 1680 John Ferebee, surveyor for Lower Norfolk County, was . . . Map (db m3409) HM
38 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — The Customhouse, 1859
Construction of this customhouse began in 1852 and was completed in 1859, replacing an 1819 customhouse located at Water and Church Streets (now Waterside Drive and St. Paul’s Boulevard). This building was designed by Ammi B. Young . . . Map (db m21184) HM
39 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — The First Battle of Ironclad Ships, 1862
On March 8, 1862 CSS Virginia steamed past this point (1) to a battle which would forever change naval warfare. This ship had previously been a Union steam frigate, USS Merrimack, which had been destroyed near the Gosport Navy Yard . . . Map (db m200157) HM
40 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Town Back Creek and Stone Bridge
Town Back Creek, extend­ing east­wardly from the Elizabeth River almost to St. Paul’s Church, was the north­ern end of the orig­i­nal town of Norfolk. By the early 1800’s new res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment had occurred north of the creek. Two early . . . Map (db m21225) HM
41 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Tripoli Street
Monticello Avenue, South of Market Street, was formerly Tripoli Street. It was named in honour of Commodore Stephen Decatur's victory over the Barbary Pirates, after he had requested that his own name should not be used.Map (db m3370) HM
42 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Whitehead House, 1791
Patrick Parker, a wealthy merchant, built a Georgian style home here in 1791. Later occupants of the house included Hugh Blair Grigsby and John Boswell Whitehead, sons of Elizabeth McPherson. Elizabeth's first husband was the Reverend Benjamin . . . Map (db m35094) HM
43 Virginia, Norfolk, Downtown — Willoughby-Baylor House, 1794
This site was in the original Crown grant of 200 acres to Colonel Thomas Willoughby in 1636. Located on Freemason Street, so called because the Norfolk Royal Exchange Lodge of Masons erected the "Mason's Hall" on this site in 1764 as America's first . . . Map (db m64974) HM
44 Virginia, Norfolk, East Ocean View — City Beach
In the late 1920s, a group of Norfolk's African American citizens began to look for a strip of land on the Chesapeake Bay that could be turned into a public bathing beach for the black community, whose access to white facilities was prohibited by . . . Map (db m205160) HM
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45 Virginia, Norfolk, Easton Forrest — K273 — New Town
New Town once stood to the south along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. The community was laid out in 1697 and General Assembly established it as a town in 1740. New Town served as county seat of Princess Anne County from about 1752 to . . . Map (db m3326) HM
46 Virginia, Norfolk, Fairmont Park — Father Ryan's Home Reported permanently removed
On Chapel Street, south of this point, stood the home of Father Abram J. Ryan, beloved poet of the Confederacy. "But their memories e'er shall remain for us and their names, bright names, without stain for us: the glory they won shall not wane . . . Map (db m214763) HM
47 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — Virginia and Monitor
Across Hampton Roads from this point the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimac) and the U.S.S. Monitor fought, March 9, 1862. This was the first combat between iron-clad vessels in the history of the world. After a severe engagement in which each . . . Map (db m16420) HM
48 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — KV-3 — Birthplace of Naval Aviation
On 14 Nov. 1910, off Old Point Comfort across the harbor from here, the U.S. Navy demonstrated that airplanes could be launched from ships. Flying a Curtiss biplane, Eugene Ely took off from a wooden ramp constructed atop the deck of the cruiser USS . . . Map (db m33242) HM
49 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — Naval Air Station Norfolk
Naval Air Station Norfolk was commissioned August 8, 1918 and is the birthplace of naval aviation. NAS Norfolk initially provided support for operational and experimental flights but quickly grew into a major sea plane base. World War II . . . Map (db m70898) HM WM
50 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — KV-2 — Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk
The depot began in 1917 as part of the Naval Air Detachment of six canvas hangers servicing seven seaplanes. Before the depot closed in 1996, its name changed over time from Construction and Repair (1918), Assembly and Repair (1922), Overhaul and . . . Map (db m132564) HM
51 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — KV-16 — Navy Mess Attendant School
From 1933 to 1942, Navy recruits of African descent attended this school, located in barracks at Unit “K-West” and later at “B-East.” Advancement opportunities for these sailors and counterparts of Asian-Pacific Island . . . Map (db m70260) HM
52 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the submarines, their officers and crews who are still on patrol beneath the sea. May the flame of patriotism that drove these men be kindled in the breasts of all who view this memorial ....Map (db m33328) WM
53 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial
In lasting tribute to their honor, courage and commitment: Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, 21 Hull Maintenance Technician Second Class Mechanicsville, VA Richard Costelow, 35 Chief Electronics Technician (Surface Warfare) Morrisville, PA . . . Map (db m17002) HM
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54 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — USS Cole DDG 67"Determined Warrior"
[Rendering of the guided missile destroyer USS COLE] At 1118 on the morning of October 12, 2000, as USS COLE (DDG 67) was refueling in Aden Harbor, Yemen, suicide bombers detonated an explosive-laden boat directly against the port side of . . . Map (db m51533) HM
55 Virginia, Norfolk, Fleet — We remember turret two ...April 19, 1989 — USS Iowa
FC3 T. T. Adams • GM3 R. W. Backherms • EMFA D. C. Battle • GM3(SW) W. S. Blakey • GM3 P. E. Bopp • SR R. J. Bradshaw • LTjg P. E. Buch • SA E. E. Casey • GM2 J. P. Cramer • GM3 M. F. Devaul, Jr. • SA L. Allen Everhart, Jr. . . . Map (db m33263) WM
56 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Atlantic City
The Chesapeake Bay and Elizabeth River's waters and rich abundance or natural resources were instrumental in the economic development of the region. When the village of Atlantic City, which once comprised this general area, was annexed by the City . . . Map (db m199881) HM
57 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Development and Architecture of Fort Norfolk
A simple earthwork along the river bank was erected in 1794 as part of the first system of national fortification. Tensions with Britain mounted in the following decade, and in 1808 Captain Walker Keith Armistead was sent to construct the earth and . . . Map (db m200371) HM
58 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Elizabeth River Restoration
The first Europeans to live in the Elizabeth River watershed arrived in the 1600's and they viewed the river in much the same way as their counterparts in other colonial settlements. Rivers served as a primary means of transportation and as . . . Map (db m200602) HM
59 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Fort Norfolkest. 1794
(Side 1) The Fort Norfolk District, in Norfolk's former Atlantic City neighborhood, is one of six downtown districts established by the City of Norfolk in 2013. Historic Fort Norfolk anchors the waterfront in this mixed-use district. . . . Map (db m200211) HM
60 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Fort Norfolkest. 1794
(Side 1) Fort Norfolk First Series Fort 1794 On 28 March 1794, President George Washington approved funding for the fortication of 19 coastal harbors in the United States, stretching from Portland, Maine to Savannah, Georgia. . . . Map (db m200212) HM
61 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Fort Norfolk Veterans of the War of 1812 Memorial
In honor of the 750 Virginians who were stationed at Fort Norfolk during the War of 1812 and all Virginians who fought in that war defending their country against the invading British Presented by The Society of the War of . . . Map (db m200347) WM
62 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Fort Norfolk, 1810
Following Lord Dunmore's bombardment of Norfolk in January 1776, The Virginia Legislature ordered the construction of a fort on this site and another at Fort Nelson across the river, to protect the area of Norfolk Town. The forts were not . . . Map (db m200106) HM
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63 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Historical Points of Interest
The Hampton Roads area has seen its share of history - much of it played out in the waters before you. In 1775, Lord Dunmore, Virginia's last Royal Governor, was driven from Williamsburg by American colonists and established a temporary base across . . . Map (db m199895) HM
64 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — KV-23 — War of 1812 Elizabeth River Defenses/War of 1812
(Side 1) War of 1812 Elizabeth River Defenses President George Washington authorized the construction of 19 coastal defense fortifications in 1794. Nearby Fort Norfolk, which mounted 37 guns, and Fort Nelson, armed with 10 cannon, . . . Map (db m199898) HM
65 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Welcome to Historic Fort Norfolk
Fort Nortolk was one of a series of fortifications authorized by President George Washington in 1794. The original earth-works structure was refortified with masonry walls in 1808; many of the brick buildings inside the walls date to 1810. Troops . . . Map (db m199879) WM
66 Virginia, Norfolk, Fort Norfolk — Welcome to Historic Fort Norfolk
Fort Norfolk, three blocks south of here, was one of a series of coastal fortifications authorized by President George Washington in 1794 for the defense of 19 east-coast harbors. The orginal earth-works structure was refortified with masonry walls . . . Map (db m199901) WM
67 Virginia, Norfolk, Ghent — Craney Island
Craney Island is 2 miles down, and across the Elizabeth River from this point. There on June 22, 1813, the Virginia Militia under General Robert B. Taylor of Norfolk, without losing a man, defeated 4000 British troops. They had come to destroy . . . Map (db m118856) HM WM
68 Virginia, Norfolk, Ghent Square — The Norfolk 17
Four years after the May 1954 U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation of public school students based on race was unconstitutional, the Commonwealth of Virginia continued to resist compliance. A fierce legal battle . . . Map (db m53463) HM
69 Virginia, Norfolk, Glenrocks — VFW Veterans MemorialVFW Post 4809
Dedicated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They made the Supreme Sacrifice, so that we may live in Peace and Freedom. “Forget Them Not” May 27, 1991Map (db m161824) WM
70 Virginia, Norfolk, Harbor Park — Dave Rosenfield
Dedicated to Dave Rosenfield General Manager Tidewater and Norfolk Tides 1963-2011 Dave Rosenfleld was only the second general manager in team history, serving from 1963-2011. He won four International League Executive of the Year . . . Map (db m201609) HM
71 Virginia, Norfolk, Highland Park — KN-4 — Norfolk Light Artillery Blues
Here from 1914 to 1961 stood the third armory of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues (Battery B, 111th Field Artillery, Virginia National Guard) formed in 1829, as well as the Headquarters Battery, Regimental Band, and the 104th Medical Corps . . . Map (db m73932) HM
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72 Virginia, Norfolk, Lafayette Park — Tsodilo Hills
The !Kung people of the plains call the Tsodilo Hills the "Bracelets of the Morning.” (The exclamation point indicates a tongue click at the beginning of the word.) For 2,000 years people have lived around the granite outcroppings that rise . . . Map (db m214450) HM
73 Virginia, Norfolk, Lamberts Point — "Connections"
The Connections monument is a collection of standard practical connections used in steel construction. Civil engineers have developed the assembly methods depicted here over hundreds of years. This representation is also used as an instructional . . . Map (db m165983) HM
74 Virginia, Norfolk, Lamberts Point — Quarantine Road
This is a portion of the road to the first quarantine house in Virginia. Established under the Acts of Assembly of 1783, which required vessels coming from foreign ports to perform quarantine if there were reason be believe the ship was a carrier of . . . Map (db m165984) HM
75 Virginia, Norfolk, Lamberts Point — Veterans MemorialOld Dominion University
In Honor of the Alumni of Old Dominion University who gave their lives in the defense of our freedom and our Nation A. Dorsey Cooper '41 • Lynwood D. Kreger '37 • Robert T. Turner '42 • Richard F. James '40 • Bertram A. Bunting '56 • . . . Map (db m135770) WM
76 Virginia, Norfolk, Larchmont/Edgewater — Old Academic Building Site
On this site September 21, 1930, the first classes for 206 students were held at the Norfolk division of the College of William and Mary, now Old Dominion University. That year the Norfolk School Board gave the building, constructed in 1912 as the . . . Map (db m80409) HM
77 Virginia, Norfolk, Lochhaven — The Norfolk Facility
When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, it lacked the infrastructure needed to undertake such a large military effort. Both the Army and the Navy built bases in the Norfolk area to meet these needs. The Army constructed a . . . Map (db m165981) HM
78 Virginia, Norfolk, Martin Luther King Jr Plaza — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by the belief that love and peaceful protest could end social injustice, Dr. King stirred Americans of all races to protest racial discrimination, poverty and war. A . . . Map (db m191740) HM
79 Virginia, Norfolk, Martin Luther King Jr Plaza — KV-35 — Evelyn Thomas Butts(1924-1993)
Evelyn Butts, civil rights activist and community organizer, worked to secure voting rights for African Americans. In 1963 she initiated a federal lawsuit asserting that Virginia’s poll tax, which citizens had to pay before they could register to . . . Map (db m191665) HM
80 Virginia, Norfolk, Martin Luther King Jr Plaza — KN-1 — Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul
Founded in 1855, the Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul was Norfolk’s first civilian hospital. Located two blocks south at the corner of Church and Wood strees, the hospital was opened in the home of Ann Plume Behan Herron by eight Daughters of Charity . . . Map (db m3324) HM
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81 Virginia, Norfolk, Naval Museums — Battleship Wisconsin: BB-9 and BB-64in the Homeport of Naval History
Battleships bearing the name Wisconsin have graced the waters off Norfolk and Hampton Roads since the beginning of the twentieth century. Ornately designed to show-off the “Stars and Stripes” of the United States, the first battleship . . . Map (db m203276) HM
82 Virginia, Norfolk, Naval Museums — Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk,the Homeport of Naval History
Redefining the skyline of downtown Norfolk, battleship Wisconsin stands stoically with dominating presence. After months of dredging and construction, Wisconsin majestically slipped into the seemingly tailored berth without a hitch on . . . Map (db m203277) HM
83 Virginia, Norfolk, Naval Museums — Battleship Wisconsin: A Floating Fortress
Battleship Wisconsin and the sister-ships of the Iowa Class arguably hold a symbolic status as monuments in naval surface warship design. Unlike torpedo boats, tin-can destroyers, flat-top aircraft carriers, and pig-boat submarines, . . . Map (db m3378) HM
84 Virginia, Norfolk, Naval Museums — Surveying the Land & SeaFrom Sea to Shining Sea
President Thomas Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast in 1807. This federal agency was charged with supporting maritime commerce by providing accurate surveys and nautical charts of our coastal waters. It was dangerous and sometimes deadly . . . Map (db m84325) HM
85 Virginia, Norfolk, Naval Museums — The “Apprentice”
The “Apprentice” is an exact replica of the launch used to transport Virginia Harbor Pilots to commercial ships to ensure safe navigation of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Apprentice was launched from the deck of the 122' . . . Map (db m191493) HM
86 Virginia, Norfolk, Naval Museums — The Cannonball Trail
Follow the Cannonball Trail through 400 years of Norfolk and American history. The Trail winds along the shoreline of the Elizabeth River and through the districts of downtown Norfolk. Walk the cobbled streets of West Freeman - the earliest . . . Map (db m106628) HM
87 Virginia, Norfolk, Neon District — Fort Tar
This is the site of Fort Tar, built to guard the approach to the city from the west, sit­u­ated on the out­skirts of Norfolk, near Armistead’s Bridge, which spanned Glebe Creek nearby. It served with Forts Barbour, Norfolk, and Nelson to pro­tect . . . Map (db m21186) HM
88 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Auto Row Historic District — KV-21 — Pauline Adams(1874-1957) Reported missing
Pauline Adams, a native of Ireland who immigrated to the United States in her youth, was a woman’s rights activist who advocated a militant approach to the campaign for suffrage. The Equal Suffrage League of Norfolk was formed at her house in Ghent . . . Map (db m104849) HM
89 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Auto Row Historic District — West Point MonumentNorfolk's Civil War African American Heritage
The memorial before you, the West Point Monument, was built in 1909 as a tribute to African American veterans of the Civil War and Spanish-American War. James A. Fuller, a former slave and veteran of the 1st U.S. Colored Cavalry, led the effort to . . . Map (db m84001) HM
90 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Auto Row Historic District — West Point Monument at Elmwood CemeteryIn the Memory of Our Heroes, 1861 - 1865
Erected by the Norfolk Memorial Association in the memory of our heroes, 1861 - 1865Map (db m72224) WM
91 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Botanical Gardens — Air Traffic Control
Weather Weather has an impact on airplanes, so pilots must keep a close eye on the weather. Before a flight they look at weather reports, and during a flight they, communicate with air traffic controllers along their flight path to keep . . . Map (db m107183) HM
92 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Botanical Gardens — How do Planes Fly?
What four forces act upon an airplane? Air flowing over the curved wings of an airplane creates a force called lift. As an airplane moves through the air, a force called drag tries to slow the plane down. The force that pulls . . . Map (db m107181) HM
93 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Botanical Gardens — KN-2 — Norfolk Botanical Gardens
These gardens were conceived by City Manager Thomas Thompson during the Great Depression. His idea was executed by city gardener Frederic Heutte; noted landscape architect Charles F. Gillette served as a consultant. In 1938 about 200 black women . . . Map (db m34949) HM
94 Virginia, Norfolk, Norfolk Botanical Gardens — Norfolk International Airport
How busy is Norfolk International Airport? Norfolk International Airport has grown from a small municipal airport in the 1940's to a major international airport. The present passenger terminal carrier completed in 1974 and the airport began . . . Map (db m107182) HM
95 Virginia, Norfolk, North Meadow Brook — KV 9 — Airship Roma Disaster
The U.S. Army dirigible Roma crashed and exploded just west of here during a test flight on 21 Feb 1922. The crash, the deadliest involving a U.S. hydrogen airship, killed 34 out of the 45 officers, crewmen, and civilians on board. . . . Map (db m145923) HM
96 Virginia, Norfolk, Olde Huntersville — KV-20 — Ella J. Baker(1903-1896)
Ella Baker, born in Norfolk, was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement for five decades. In the 1940s she was a field secretary with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and later served as its director of branches. Baker . . . Map (db m129620) HM
97 Virginia, Norfolk, Olde Huntersville — KV-38 — United Order of Tents
The United Order of Tents of J.R. Giddings and Jollifee Union, founded by and for African American women, emerged from efforts to aid enslaved people who sought freedom along the Underground Railroad. Annetta M. Lane and Harriet R. Taylor, who had . . . Map (db m201655) HM
98 Virginia, Norfolk, Spartan Village — KV 30 — Booker T. Washington High School
James T. West High School, one of Virginia’s first accredited public high schools for African-Americans, was renamed in 1917 for Booker T. Washington, educator, author and orator. The school moved to a newly constructed building in 1924 and for . . . Map (db m130360) HM
99 Virginia, Norfolk, Talbot Park — Camp Talbot
Half a mile west is site of Confederate camp. Georgia and Virginia troops defending Norfolk were encamped there from April 1, 1861 until the evacuation of the city May 10, 1862Map (db m76779) HM
100 Virginia, Norfolk, Town Point Park — Armed Forces Memorial
The Armed Forces Memorial is located here on a river that has for more than 200 years carried servicemen off to war and returned them home to loved ones. Within the Memorial are 20 inscriptions from letters written home by U.S. service members who . . . Map (db m3475) HM

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