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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Clickable Map of Northampton County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Northampton County, VA (51) Accomack County, VA (123) Hampton Ind. City, VA (222) Mathews County, VA (26) Middlesex County, VA (69) Norfolk Ind. City, VA (132) Poquoson Ind. City, VA (14) Virginia Beach Ind. City, VA (167) York County, VA (168)  NorthamptonCounty(51) Northampton County (51)  AccomackCounty(123) Accomack County (123)  Hampton(222) Hampton (222)  MathewsCounty(26) Mathews County (26)  MiddlesexCounty(69) Middlesex County (69)  Norfolk(132) Norfolk (132)  Poquoson(14) Poquoson (14)  VirginiaBeach(167) Virginia Beach (167)  YorkCounty(168) York County (168)
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1Virginia (Northampton County), Virginia Beach — Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Total project cost, building time and opening dates (No local, State or Federal Tax Money Used) North - $200,000,000 - 42 Months Opened April 15, 1964 South - $250,000,000 - 46 Months Opened April 19, 1999 Length 17.6 Miles Shore . . . Map (db m106569) HM
2Virginia (Northampton County), Virginia Beach — Hampton Roads U.S. Navy Armada — Mission: Surface, Air & Subsurface Deterrence.
Surface-borne combatants conduct at-sea battle operations against air, surface, and subsurface enemies and protect sea lanes. Sub-surface combatants destroy enemy ships, primarily submarines, to prohibit the employment of such forces against . . . Map (db m106568) HM
3Virginia (Northampton County), Virginia Beach — You are standing at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, — North America's largest estuary.
A vast and fragile ecosystem that extends through six states and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay region is a mosaic of land and water. Its ports, urban centers, suburbs, and farms are home to almost 17 million people, its . . . Map (db m195731) HM
4Virginia, Virginia Beach — “High Flight” — Pride in our Past, Pride in Our Future
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I have climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of – . . . Map (db m161668) WM
5Virginia, Virginia Beach — “The Brick Church” —
\The first church on this site was completed in June 1692. It became the second church building of the Colonial Era in Lynnhaven Parish. The construction specifications were for “A Good And Substantial Brick . . . Map (db m135018) HM
6Virginia, Virginia Beach — 203rd Red Horse Flight
In Honor of the Courageous Members of the Virginia Air National Guard 203rd Red Horse Flight Who Perished in Service to Country and Community on March 3, 2001 James Beninati • Paul Blancato • Ernest Blawas • Andrew Bridges Eric Bulman . . . Map (db m161681) HM WM
7Virginia, Virginia Beach — 24th Street Park — Site of former U.S. Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station from 1878-1969
On the site of the 24th Street Park stood the U.S. Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station which safeguarded this section of coastline for many years. The 1903 station was relocated to its current site in 1980, renovated and opened to the public as a museum . . . Map (db m165973) HM
8Virginia, Virginia Beach — A Day at the Beach — circa 1880 - 1930 — Along the Oceanfront —
"Back in the day," heading out to the beach was not an all-day event. Even 125 years ago there was a broad awareness of the damaging effects of the sun's rays. Those who did venture out for a quick dip to cool off did so later in the afternoon. . . . Map (db m165162) HM
9Virginia, Virginia Beach — A portion of the engine from the George Farwell
On the night of October 20, 1906, the steamship George Farwell coasted along the Cape Henry shoreline to conserve fuel. During the night a storm developed and the Farwell ran aground 600 yards offshore south of Cape Henry Life-Saving . . . Map (db m165976) HM
10Virginia, Virginia Beach — KW-16 — Adam Thoroughgood House
This dwelling illustrates the transition from Virginia’s temporary frontier structures of the early 17th century to the more permanent, gentry houses of the 18th century. It stands on land obtained in 1636 by Adam Thoroughgood, who came to the . . . Map (db m2528) HM
11Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-14 — Adam Thorowgood
Near here stood the house of Adam Thorowgood (1604-1640), who arrived in Virginia as an indentured servant in 1621. After completing his service, Thorowgood became a leading citizen in Lower Norfolk County. In 1635, he received 5350 acres of land . . . Map (db m73870) HM
12Virginia, Virginia Beach — Alan B. Shepard — 1923 - 1998 — Virginia Beach —
The first American astronaut in space, Shepard flew aboard Mercury 3, reaching an altitude of 116 miles on a 15-minute flight on May 5, 1961. In 1971, he commanded Apollo 14 and walked on the surface of the moon for nine hours. On live worldwide TV, . . . Map (db m165919) HM
13Virginia, Virginia Beach — All American Veterans
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14Virginia, Virginia Beach — American Revolutionary War Monument — Norfolk Chapter, Virginia Society
The Norfolk Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution dedicates this monument on behalf of our ancestors that fought for this country’s independence, 1775 to 1783. These ancestors answered the call of a fledgling country to fight the tyranny . . . Map (db m161705) WM
15Virginia, Virginia Beach — Arthur Ashe — 1943 - 1993 — Richmond —
Ashe was the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open. He played on the U.S. Davis Cup team (1963-70, '75, '76, '78) and as captain, the U.S. won ('81, '82). Ashe was the 1992 Sportsman of the Year.Map (db m165907) HM
16Virginia, Virginia Beach — Atlantic Parkway
The Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne Co. Sponsored the development of this 47 block Atlantic Parkway in 1952-1954, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Highways and the City of Virginia Beach. Many . . . Map (db m84229) HM
17Virginia, Virginia Beach — Atlantic Wildfowl Museum — Virginia Beach Boardwalk Tour
The days of skies darkened by flight of ducks and geese may be gone, but the memories of those days are preserved through the works of art and preserved artifacts.Map (db m165882) HM
18Virginia, Virginia Beach — Bataan Corregidor Memorial
Navy - Marines - Army - Army Air Corps Dec. 8, 1941 — May 6, 1943 In honor of the 60,000 "Battling Bastards" of Bataan/Corregidor Philippine Islands May we never forget their sacrificesMap (db m98417) HM
19Virginia, Virginia Beach — Battle of the Capes
On the morning of September 5, 1781, a line of 19 British warships appeared off this cape, headed for Chesapeake Bay. Surprised at anchor in the mouth of the bay, the crews of 24 French warships scrambled out to challenge them. Both fleets sailed . . . Map (db m23139) HM
20Virginia, Virginia Beach — Battle of the Capes 1781
In September 1781, a naval engagement between two powerful fleets denied British forces access to the Chesapeake Bay and trapped Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. This little known battle helped end British domination in America. What led to this . . . Map (db m194646) HM
21Virginia, Virginia Beach — Bill "Bojangles" Robinson — 1878 - 1949 — Richmond —
"Bojangles" was the first African-American superstar entertainer, starting in Vaudeville as a dancer and becoming a movie actor. By 1908, he was earning $3,500 a week. His famous "stair dance" was invented spontaneously while we was receiving an . . . Map (db m165925) HM
22Virginia, Virginia Beach — Booker T. Washington — 1856 - 1915 — Franklin County —
Born a slave and deprived of any early education, Booker T. Washington became America's foremost black educator of the 20th Century. He was the founder of the Tuskegee Institute where he championed vocational training as a means of self-reliance. A . . . Map (db m165889) HM
23Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-17 — British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse / The War of 1812
British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse. During the War of 1812, a British naval blockade along much of the U.S. East Coast disrupted foreign trade and interfered with commerce. On 4 Feb. 1813, the blockade was extended to the . . . Map (db m94317) HM
24Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-28 — Camp Ashby
Camp Ashby, a World War II prisoner of war camp for German soldiers, occupied more than 200 acres just north of here. Its headquarters was the main building of the former Tidewater Memorial Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium that had opened on this . . . Map (db m195116) HM
25Virginia, Virginia Beach — Cape Henry Lighthouse — Virginia Beach Boardwalk Tour
Silently guarding entry into the Chesapeake Bay, the Cape Henry Lighthouse was our nation's first Public Works project and stands near the First Landing spot of Jamestown settlers.Map (db m165136) HM
26Virginia, Virginia Beach — Cape Henry Memorial — Colonial National Historical Park —
Here at Cape Henry first landed in America, upon 26 April 1607, those English colonists who, upon 13 May 1607, established at Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English colony in America. Erected by the National Society, Daughters of the . . . Map (db m23198) HM
27Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV 24 — Cape Henry Railroads
The first railroad to Cape Henry was a temporary tramway built in 1880 to transport materials for the construction of the new Cape Henry Lighthouse. In 1902 the Chesapeake Transit Company opened an electric rail line from Norfolk to the cape, . . . Map (db m138073) HM
28Virginia, Virginia Beach — Captain John Smith — 1580 - 1631 — Jamestown —
Our earliest national hero, Captain Smith established the first permanent English settlement in America in Jamestown in 1607. Saved by Pocahontas, he established peaceful relations with the Algonquin Indian tribes. His rigid discipline was "He who . . . Map (db m165938) HM
29Virginia, Virginia Beach — Charles Kuralt — On the Refuge Road
Charles Kuralt (1934 - 1997) was a native of North Carolina with deep family roots in the Tarheel region. As a distinguished radio and broadcast journalist, Kuralt was the innovator of a popular television news feature, "On the Road." Traveling . . . Map (db m95979) HM
30Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-13 — Chesapeake Indians
In 1585, two towns of the Chesapeake Indians called Apasus and Chesepiooc were visited by the English Roanoke expedition and later included in Theodor De Bry's map of Virginia. Archaeological research conducted in the Great Neck . . . Map (db m69664) HM
31Virginia, Virginia Beach — Chief Powhatan — 1547 - 1618 — Tsenacommacah —
Chief Powhatan was the paramount ruler of more than 30 indigenous tribes in the Chesapeake Bay area, and the highest Native American authority the Virginia colonists encountered. He welcomed Capt. John Smith, and initiated peaceful relations with . . . Map (db m165910) HM
32Virginia, Virginia Beach — Chosin Reservoir Campaign Veterans
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33Virginia, Virginia Beach — Church Point — 1639
Near this site Lynnhaven Parish Church was built in 1639. The church and its graveyard were the victims of erosion by the waters of the Lynnhaven River. Among gravestones found were those of Adam Thoroughgood and his wife Sarah, and her last two . . . Map (db m108916) HM
34Virginia, Virginia Beach — Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing
This concrete circular gun mount remains as part of a 16 inch howitzer battery built to defend the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. The battery was active until the final days of World War II when it was declared obsolete and scrapped. The below . . . Map (db m94330) HM
35Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV 15-a — Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371
Seashore State Park at Cape Henry, now known as First Landing State Park, was built by an all African American regiment of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal-era relief program that employed young men ages 17 to 25. The CCC program provided . . . Map (db m8315) HM
36Virginia, Virginia Beach — Claude V. Ricketts — 1906 - 1964 — Norfolk —
Claude V. Ricketts, the Navy's first seamon to rise to four-star admiral, was made an honorary citizen of Norfolk during his station tour in 1961. He enlisted in the Navy and then graduated as an officer from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929. Ricketts . . . Map (db m165944) HM
37Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV 19 — Col. John Thorowgood Jr.
John Thorowgood Jr., Revolutionary-Era leader, lived on an 840-acre plantation near here, on Little Creek. He was elected to the Convention of 1776, which adopted Virginia’s resolutions for independence, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, . . . Map (db m129841) HM
38Virginia, Virginia Beach — Cyrus Hall McCormick — 1809 - 1884 — Rockbridge County —
McCormick invented the mechanical reaper in 1834, combining all steps that earlier harvesting machines performed separately. His time-saving invention allowed farmers to double their crop size and spurred innovations in farm machinery. His factory . . . Map (db m165892) HM
39Virginia, Virginia Beach — de Witt Cottage — Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum — Home of Back Bay Wildfowl Guild, Inc. —
The de Witt Cottage, built in 1895 by B. P. Holland, Virginia Beach's first mayor, was the first brick structure built at the oceanfront. With 14" thick outside walls and a sturdy foundation, the building has survivied many northeasters and . . . Map (db m33352) HM
40Virginia, Virginia Beach — Disabled American Veterans Past, Present & Future
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41Virginia, Virginia Beach — Disabled American Veterans Past, Present & Future
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42Virginia, Virginia Beach — Douglas MacArthur — 1880-1964 — Norfolk —
General MacArthur was one of only five American five-star generals. His leadership in the Pacific helped ensure Allied victory, and he accepted Japan's unconditional surrender ending World War II. He is remembered for saying "I shall return!" to the . . . Map (db m165887) HM
43Virginia, Virginia Beach — Dr. Ralph Stanley — 1927 - 2016 — McClure —
Dr. Ralph Stanley formed the Clinch Mountain Boys and introduced his distinctive singing and a unique style of banjo playing now called "Stanley style." Leading the first generation of bluegrass musicians, he was inducted into the International . . . Map (db m165956) HM
44Virginia, Virginia Beach — K--277 — Eastern Shore Chapel
Originally named for its proximity to the eastern shore of the Lynnhaven River, the first Eastern Shore Chapel was built elsewhere by 1689. The vestry of Lynnhaven Prish commissioned the building of the third Eastern Shore Chapel in 1754. . . . Map (db m69597) HM
45Virginia, Virginia Beach — Edgar Allen Poe — 1809 - 1949 — Richmond —
"The Dark Genius," Poe is among America's best poets and the originator of the American short story, both of which he elevated to art forms. He penned such literary classics as "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The . . . Map (db m165926) HM
46Virginia, Virginia Beach — Ella Fitzgerald — 1918 - 1996 — Newport News —
The First Lady of Jazz possessed superlative musicianship and skill in scat singing (improvisational vocals). After being discovered at age 16 in a Harlem talent show, Fitzgerald performed throughout America, Europe and Asia and on milestone . . . Map (db m165911) HM
47Virginia, Virginia Beach — First Landing
Landed April 26, 1607 Captain Gabriel Archer Christopher Newport Hon. George S. Percy Bartholomew Gobfold Edward Maria Vincefeld with twenty-five others who calling the place "Cape Henry" planted a cross April 29, 1607 "Dei . . . Map (db m77578) HM
48Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-15 — First Landing
Near here the first permanent English settlers in North America first landed on American soil, April 26, 1607. From here they went on to make the settlement at Jamestown. The brick lighthouse was built in 1791.Map (db m2670) HM
49Virginia, Virginia Beach — First Landing Memorial Cross — Virginia Beach Boardwalk Tour
Before Plymouth Rock and Jamestown, there was Virginia Beach. English colonists landed here in 1607, and gave thanks for a successful crossing to a new land by erecting a wooden cross.Map (db m165137) HM
50Virginia, Virginia Beach — First Landing State Park
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 . . . Map (db m69832) HM
51Virginia, Virginia Beach — First Public Works Project of the United States Government
Construction of the Cape Henry Lighthouse was authorized by the First United States Congress on August 7, 1789. President George Washington personally reviewed bids in January, 1791 and chose John McCombs, a New York Bricklayer, as contractor. . . . Map (db m77577) HM
52Virginia, Virginia Beach — Flame Of Hope
Flame Of Hope This flame will burn continuously to light the way for the return of our Prisoners Of War held in South East Asia Dedicated by Concerned Citizens and Service Men of Tidewater Area USS Shenandoah AD . . . Map (db m70036) WM
53Virginia, Virginia Beach — Fort Story
Welcome to Fort Story, home to a variety of U.S. Army and Navy units. The installation's 1,451 acres are presently used for training by the Army's 7th Sustainment Brigade, Naval Amphibious forces and Special Operations forces. The post also serves . . . Map (db m79242) HM
54Virginia, Virginia Beach — Founders and Veterans of Lynnhaven Parish Church — Interred in this Cemetery and Surrounding Area — Old Donation Church —
CAPT Adam Thorowgood (1604-1640) Founder COL Thomas Walke I (1642-1694) Colonial War COL Edward Moseley (1661-1736) Colonial War COL Anthony Walke I (1692-1768) Colonial War COL Edward Hack Moseley (1717-1783) Colonial War Lt COL . . . Map (db m135219) HM WM
55Virginia, Virginia Beach — Francis Land House
Francis Land House, circa 1732. Placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, 1975. The Francis Land House, circa 1732. Marked by Princess Anne County Chapter, NSDAR, Bicentennial Project, Nov. 13, 1976.Map (db m2628) HM
56Virginia, Virginia Beach — Franηois Joseph Paul de Grasse — Cape Henry Memorial, Colonial National Historical Park —
This statue, a gift from France is placed here, overlooking the waters where Admiral Comte de Grasse successfully engaged the British Fleet on September 5, 1781. The “Battle of the Capes” prevented crucial reinforcements from reaching . . . Map (db m32983) HM
57Virginia, Virginia Beach — French British Naval Engagement Off the Virginia Capes — September 5, 1781
"…I wish it was in my power to express to Congress how much I feel myself indebted to the Count of deGrasse and his fleet…" G. Washington Oct 19, 1781 "…I consider myself infinitely happy to have been of some service to the United . . . Map (db m138085) HM
58Virginia, Virginia Beach — General MacArthur Memorial — Post 392 — Virginia Beach, Virginia —
Dedicated to the veterans of the United States of America. In memory of our departed comrades, those veterans who are missing in action or held as prisoners of war.Map (db m161610) WM
59Virginia, Virginia Beach — George C. Marshall — 1880 - 1959 — Lexington —
Gen. Marshall graduated VMI, beginning a long career of public service including Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Army Chief of Staff and helping to develop NATO. His "Marshall Plan" for European economic . . . Map (db m165931) HM
60Virginia, Virginia Beach — George Kendall — First Settlers of Jamestown — First Landing State Park —
George Kendall made history with his death. He was the first colonist to be sentenced to capital punishment. Captain Kendall was first arrested for sowing discord between the council president Wingfield and the rest of the council. With no prison . . . Map (db m165980) HM
61Virginia, Virginia Beach — George Mason — 1725 - 1797 — Fairfax County —
Mason's wording in the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776 influenced the first ten amendments to the Constitution forming the U.S. Bill of Rights. His stand as an unwavering abolitionist led to halting the importation of slaves to America.Map (db m165916) HM
62Virginia, Virginia Beach — George S. Patton — 1885 - 1945 — Lexington / Ft. Myer —
General Patton, a second generation VMI cadet with three cavalry tours at Ft. Myer, is among the greatest military commanders in U.S. history. He led allied ground troops in Africa, achieved victory in Sicily in just 38 days, and . . . Map (db m165890) HM
63Virginia, Virginia Beach — George Washington — 1732-1799 — Westmoreland County —
The Father of Our Country, Washington was unanimously elected the First President of the United States. He commanded the American forces at Yorktown to victory over the British creating American Independence. He later individually stopped a soldiers . . . Map (db m165886) HM
64Virginia, Virginia Beach — Grace Sherwood — (1660 - 1730) — Virginia Beach, 2007 —
Sherwood lived in Princess Anne County from the latter 1600’s until the 1730’s, an era when many American colonists believed in witchcraft as a way to explain unusual events. Sherwood submitted to a trial by water, a "witch ducking," in 1706, . . . Map (db m165883) HM
65Virginia, Virginia Beach — Grace White Sherwood — 1660 - 1740
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66Virginia, Virginia Beach — Historic Cayce Hospital Building
The City of Virginia Beach Landmarks Of Our Nation's Beginning Historical RegisterMap (db m84235) HM
67Virginia, Virginia Beach — History of Cape Henry Lighthouse
Governor Alexander Spotswood first proposed building a lighthouse at Cape Henry in a message to the Virginia House of Burgesses on November 27, 1720. He suggested the province of Maryland should help pay part of the construction costs. For the next . . . Map (db m65675) HM
68Virginia, Virginia Beach — History of Thalia / Aunt Penny's Park
History of Thalia. The word “Thalia” is derived from the Greek “thallein”, mean­ing to flour­ish and bloom. The community of Thalia is gen­er­ally bounded on the west by Thalia Creek, on the east by Lynn Shores Road, . . . Map (db m21224) HM
69Virginia, Virginia Beach — History of the Virginia Beach Resort — Virginia Beach Boardwalk Tour
From the opening of the original Princess Anne Hotel in 1890, to today's towering oceanfront structures, Virginia Beach has long been recognized as a destination of choice.Map (db m165962) HM
70Virginia, Virginia Beach — In Memory of Our Departed Shipmates
In Memory of Our Departed Shipmates Nov. 11, 2006 Kempsville Branch 99 Fleet Reserve AssociationMap (db m161598) WM
71Virginia, Virginia Beach — In Memory of William “Billy” Myers, Sr. — Dedicated May 26, 2008
This memorial park is dedicated to Billy Myers a Virginia Beach native and veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a founding member of the Tidewater Veterans Memorial Committee. He envisioned and worked tirelessly to bring this memorial park to . . . Map (db m161831) HM WM
72Virginia, Virginia Beach — James Madison — 1751 - 1836 — Orange County —
The 4th U.S. President, Madison was the author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which earned him the reputation as "Father of the Constitution." Serving during the "Second Revolution," or the War of 1812, he empowered the Navy with three . . . Map (db m165891) HM
73Virginia, Virginia Beach — James Monroe — 1758 - 1831 — Westmoreland County —
The 5th U.S. President, his Monroe Doctrine was the foundation of foreign affairs: America would never again accept colonization by European powers. America would deem any attempt at such colonization dangerous to our peace and safety. Wars in . . . Map (db m165933) HM
74Virginia, Virginia Beach — James P. Lannon — 1878 - 1953 — Alexandria —
Rear Admiral James Patrick Lannon graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1902. He received the Medal of Honor in 1914 for actions in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz. The Medal is the U.S.A.'s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of . . . Map (db m165947) HM
75Virginia, Virginia Beach — John Marshall — 1755 - 1835 — Fauquier County —
Marshall is widely considered the founder of Constitutional Law and judicial precedent for his decisions during his 34-year tenure as the third Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also served as the U.S. Secretary of State, as a U.S. . . . Map (db m165906) HM
76Virginia, Virginia Beach — John Tyler — 1790 - 1862 — Charles City County —
The 10th U.S. President, Tyler was the first to succeed on death of an incumbent. He established "full presidential powers, not just acting power." His foreign policy opened trade with China and established the Maine boundary. He was the force . . . Map (db m165941) HM
77Virginia, Virginia Beach — John Wareing — 1923 - 2000
A Virginia Beach Police Officer & Trainer, War Hero, Strong Man, Friend & Confidant, Fitness Guru And Comic He touched the lives of thousands of people, Inspiring us to be strong, to run hard, to live, to laugh and to love. John Wareing was . . . Map (db m165961) HM WM
78Virginia, Virginia Beach — JT Walk & Beach Party — The Park for Everybody
Inspired by Josh Thompson's battle with ALS, the first JT Walk to Defeat ALS in 2008 drew over 5,000 supportive participants raised $1 million, shining a bright and hopeful light on the goodness of . . . Map (db m165881) HM
79Virginia, Virginia Beach — Katie Couric — 1957 — Arlington —
Couric was the first woman to solo anchor and be managing editor for a major television news prime-time broadcast, the CBS Evening News, in 2006. Prior to that, Couric was co-host of "NBC Today" for five years an . . . Map (db m165951) HM
80Virginia, Virginia Beach — K-272 — Kempsville
Originally known as Kemp's Landing, Kempsville is located at the head of the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. By the middle 1700s, it had become an important port community. Colonial Governor Lord Dunmore's forces fought the Princess Anne . . . Map (db m73903) HM
81Virginia, Virginia Beach — L. Douglas Wilder — 1931 — Richmond —
First elected African-American governor in U.S. history, Wilder was a Virginian Senator and Lt. Governor before elected to the Commonwealth's top post. He balanced the state budget during recession without raising taxes and kept the state's highest . . . Map (db m165950) HM
82Virginia, Virginia Beach — Lake Trashmore Bank Stabilization
Native wetland vegetation is planted around the edge of the lake providing erosion control, water quality benefits, wildlife habitat, and recreation. Gently sloping bank is planted with grasses to prevent soil from washing into the lake. . . . Map (db m106467)
83Virginia, Virginia Beach — Land Ho! — Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
(panel 1) After nearly five months at sea, 104 Englishmen landed here at dawn on April 26, 1607. To honor their prince, they named the site Cape Henry and planted a wooden cross. Fearing rival Spanish vessels, the newcomers headed . . . Map (db m98478) HM
84Virginia, Virginia Beach — Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. — Bridge -Tunnel
The dream of a structure bridging the lower Chesapeake Bay to connect Virginia's Eastern Shore with the Mainland of Virginia became a reality with the opening of the Bridge-Tunnel on April 15, 1964. This accomplishment can be attributed to the . . . Map (db m34862) HM
85Virginia, Virginia Beach — Lynnhaven House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places byt the United States Department of the Interior. Lynnhaven House. c. 1725.Map (db m2535) HM
86Virginia, Virginia Beach — Matthew Fontaine Maury — 1806 - 1873 — Spotsylvania —
Maury's system of recording the the oceanographic data of naval vessel and merchant marine ships was adopted worldwide when he published The Physical Geography of the Sea, "the first textbook of modern oceanography." His lifetime goal was to ensure . . . Map (db m165952) HM
87Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-29 — Meeting of Three Commanders
Admiral de Grasse, commander of a large French fleet, gained control of the Chesapeake Bay after defeating a British fleet off the Virginia Capes on 5 Sept. 1781. Gen. George Washington, commander in chief of the combined American and French armies, . . . Map (db m194644) HM
88Virginia, Virginia Beach — Meriwether Lewis — 1774 - 1809 — Albemarle County —
Selected by President Jefferson, Lewis and William Clark led the western exploration of the land obtained by the Louisiana Purchase. The expedition was successful beyond all expectations in terms of geography, botany, biology, and first American . . . Map (db m165909) HM
89Virginia, Virginia Beach — Naval Air Station Oceana
NAS Oceana started as a fledgling airfield in an isolated area of Princess Anne County. By 1938, as the threat of war was growing closer, carrier squadrons were being established in the area; thousands of new pilots needed training, so the Navy . . . Map (db m112676) HM
90Virginia, Virginia Beach — Naval Aviation Monument Park
Naval Aviation Monument This is a monument to the proud heritage of Naval Aviation that has had many of its beginnings in Hampton Roads. It is here in Hampton Roads that the very first take-off from a ship was made by Eugene Ely in 1910. It . . . Map (db m107732) HM WM
91Virginia, Virginia Beach — Navy SEAL Monument
The Naked Warrior Here stands an Underwater Demolition Team swimmer ready for combat. These SEAL forerunners swam through enemy waters under fire to find and demolish obstacles in the way of amphibious landings. They saved . . . Map (db m165141) HM WM
92Virginia, Virginia Beach — Neighborhood Alert! — Brainwaves at the Beach — Marine Mammals —
Because marine mammals are vital members of a balanced ecosystem, Federal laws are in place to minimize the impact of human actives on their health, behavior and habitat. Any action that changes the behavior of a marine mammal is considered . . . Map (db m107139)
93Virginia, Virginia Beach — Neptune
From the earliest of time humans have been awed by the power of the sea. Early civilizations declared it the domain of a major mythological deity the god of the sea! To the Greeks Poseidon…To the Romans Neptune. The statue was cast in bronze . . . Map (db m92554) HM
94Virginia, Virginia Beach — Neptune — Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sidney S. Kellam King Neptune VI It was the dedication, perseverance and forward thinking action of one man that brought about in 1963 the merger of what was then a small city on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the rural landscape of . . . Map (db m165135) HM
95Virginia, Virginia Beach — Oceana High School Veterans Memorial
In Honor of the students of Oceana High School Who gave their lives in the Service of their Country World War II Leroy Bishop • Richard Bond • Jack Brown • Billy Caffee • Spratley Edwards • Leslie Flanagan • Bobby Green . . . Map (db m161712) WM
96Virginia, Virginia Beach — Old Cape Henry Lighthouse — 1791
Land given by the State of Virginia 1789 First Lighthouse built by the United States Government Deeded by Congress in 1930 to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia AntiquitiesMap (db m77547) HM
97Virginia, Virginia Beach — Old Coast Guard Station — Virginia Beach Boardwalk Tour
Built in 1903, this station honors and preserves the history of Virginia's coastal communities, maritime heritage and lifesaving history along the coast line.Map (db m165963) HM
98Virginia, Virginia Beach — K-280 — Old Donation Church
Just east stands Old Donation Episcopal Church, built in 1736. It is the third building to serve the colonial era Lynnhaven Parish, established by 1642. The second church, once adjacent to the current building, was converted into a school in 1737. . . . Map (db m135009) HM
99Virginia, Virginia Beach — Our Nation’s Naval Commandos
Dedicated to our Nation’s Commandos Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (Joint) Office of Strategic Services Maritime Unit (OSS-MU) U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) U.S. Navy Sea, Air, . . . Map (db m161582) WM
100Virginia, Virginia Beach — Outer planking from a vessel
This piece is part of a vessel which wrecked south of the Little Island Life-Saving Station, an area now known as Sandbridge in Virginia Beach. It was uncovered in December 1993 near the shoreline following a winter storm. This portion indicates the . . . Map (db m165965) HM

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May. 28, 2022