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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Northampton County, VA (52) Accomack County, VA (122) Hampton Ind. City, VA (214) Mathews County, VA (22) Middlesex County, VA (39) Norfolk Ind. City, VA (111) Poquoson Ind. City, VA (14) Virginia Beach Ind. City, VA (167) York County, VA (169)  NorthamptonCounty(52) Northampton County (52)  AccomackCounty(122) Accomack County (122)  Hampton(214) Hampton (214)  MathewsCounty(22) Mathews County (22)  MiddlesexCounty(39) Middlesex County (39)  Norfolk(111) Norfolk (111)  Poquoson(14) Poquoson (14)  VirginiaBeach(167) Virginia Beach (167)  YorkCounty(169) York County (169)
Location of Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Northampton County (52)
    Accomack County (122)
    Hampton (214)
    Mathews County (22)
    Middlesex County (39)
    Norfolk (111)
    Poquoson (14)
    Virginia Beach (167)
    York County (169)
 
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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 m106570) HM
4Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
5Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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 m138094) HM
6Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
7Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
8Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
9Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
10Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
11Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
12Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
13Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
14Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
15Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
16Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — 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
17Virginia (Virginia Beach), Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story — U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Memorial
Dedicated to U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II The Armed Guard of WW II came into existence on April 15, 1941 as USN Naval Reserves began special gunnery training. On September 25, 1941, orders were given to train 200 officers and 1000 men . . . Map (db m94336) HM WM
18Virginia (Virginia Beach), Kempsville — 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
19Virginia (Virginia Beach), Little Creek — 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
20Virginia (Virginia Beach), Little Creek — Pearl Harbor Memorial
The same inscription is engraved on both sides of the marker: In memory of those 2403 heroes who made the supreme sacrifice and to the survivors of Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii A day that will live in infamy "Remember Pearl Harbor" . . . Map (db m98416) WM
21Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Central — 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. It’s headquarters was the main building of the former Tidewater Memorial Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium that had opened on . . . Map (db m129862) HM
22Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Central — 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
23Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Central — 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, on . . . Map (db m21224) HM
24Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
25Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
26Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
27Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
28Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
29Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
30Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
31Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
32Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
33Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
34Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
35Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
36Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
37Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
38Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
39Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
40Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
41Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
42Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
43Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Disabled American Veterans Past, Present & Future
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44Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
45Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
46Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
47Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
48Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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), North 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), North 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), North 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
52Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
53Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
54Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
55Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
56Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
57Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Historic Cayce Hospital Building
The City of Virginia Beach Landmarks Of Our Nation's Beginning Historical RegisterMap (db m84235) HM
58Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
59Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
60Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
61Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
62Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
63Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
64Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
65Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
66Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
67Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
68Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
69Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
70Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
71Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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 . . . Map (db m134231) HM
72Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
73Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
74Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
75Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
76Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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)
77Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
78Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
79Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
80Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
81Virginia (Virginia Beach), North 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
82Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Patrick Henry — 1736 - 1799 — Hanover County —
Henry was a living symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government from British rule. His immortal appeal was, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death." He was the first Virginia governor . . . Map (db m165912) HM
83Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Patsy Cline — 1932 - 1963 — Winchester —
The Queen of Country Music, her multimillion-selling records are played worldwide. The first female solo artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Cline also is in the Recording Hall of Fame and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and was a recipient . . . Map (db m165904) HM
84Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Pearl Bailey — 1918 - 1990 — Newport News —
President Nixon dubbed her "Ambassador of Love" to the world. "Pearlie Mae" sang with Count Basie and Cab Calloway, starred in the movie version of "Porgy and Bess," won a Tony Award for an African-American version of "Hello Dolly," and received the . . . Map (db m165915) HM
85Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Pocahontas — 1596 (?) - 1617 — Henrico County —
Pocahontas, daughter of Algonquin Chief Powhatan, displayed her heroism in 1607 by saving Captain John Smith's life. She was the first Native American to convert to Christianity and receive an English name, "Rebecca." Her marriage to John Rolfe . . . Map (db m165922) HM
86Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Premier Boardwalk Events — Along the Oceanfront
The Boardwalk Art Show The Boardwalk Art Show, established in 1955, has become the most respected outdoor fine arts show on the eastern seaboard. Produced and hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), this four day . . . Map (db m165147) HM
87Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Replica Race Point Surfboat
The Race Point Surfboat was used by the United States Life-Saving Service as one of three methods of rescue. Each station was equipped with two surfboats. This 24'6" replica of a Race Point surfboat was constructed by the Norfolk School of . . . Map (db m165971) HM
88Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Richard E. Byrd — 1888 - 1957 — Winchester —
Byrd, a Naval Academy graduate, pioneered early technology that became the foundation for modern polar exploration and investigation. He also pioneered the technique of nighttime landings of seaplanes on the ocean. On May 9th, 1926 Byrd reached the . . . Map (db m165917) HM
89Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Robert E. Lee — 1807 - 1870 — Stratford —
One of America's most brilliant military strategists, Lee graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 2nd in his class, as the only cadet who never earned a single demerit. He commanded the Confederate Army and surrendered at Appomattox to end the . . . Map (db m165923) HM
90Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — KV-4 — Seashore State Park
This park was developed by the National Park Service, Interior Department, through the Civilian Conservation Corps, in conjunction with the Virginia Conservation Commission. It covers 3400 acres and was opened, June 15, 1936. Two miles west is . . . Map (db m24326) HM
91Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Seaside Park Casino / The Cavalier Hotel — Along the Oceanfront
Seaside Park Casino A Legend Lost in the Passage of Time Built in 1912 by the Norfolk and Western Railroad, the Seaside Park Casino became the draw to crowds of people to the Oceanfront. The complex filled up four city blocks and quickly . . . Map (db m165158) HM
92Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Secretariat
Secretariat is the most famous thoroughbred in history. He won the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby (track record, and the only horse ever to run each quarter faster than the previous), the Preakness (track record), and the Belmont (world record) . . . Map (db m165945) HM
93Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Sister Cities — Moss, Norway and Virginia Beach, USA
The relationship between Moss, Norway and Virginia Beach had its beginnings when the Norwegian ship, Dictator, went down in a storm off Virginia Beach March 27th, 1891. A shipping line in Moss, Norway owned the Dictator. In 1974 the bond forged in . . . Map (db m115195) HM
94Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Stern piece of a ship
This piece is a portion of the stern of a vessel shipwrecked off Cape Henry. It was uncovered in May 1983 following a severe storm. The ship, constructed of oak and fastened with copper, bronze, and oak treenails, is estimated to have been about . . . Map (db m165974) HM
95Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson — 1824 - 1863 — Lexington —
Thomas J. Jackson served on the VMI faculty as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy & Instructor of Artillery. His bravery and battle skills led Confederate troops to victory in ten major battles. At Manassas, greatly . . . Map (db m165953) HM
96Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — The Ash Wednesday Storm — March, 1962 — Along the Oceanfront —
Coastal areas along the Atlantic shoreline have always been acutely vulnerable to hurricanes and northeast storms. Virginia Beach is no exception. Ironically, the most massive and destructive storm of the modern era wasn't a hurricane or even a . . . Map (db m165157) HM
97Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — The Carter Family — "A.P." Carter, 1891-1960; Sara Doughert09-y, 1898-1979; "Mother" Maybelle Carter, 1909-1978 — Clinch Mountain —
“The First Family of Country Music,” They switched emphasis from hillbilly instrumentals to harmony vocals, made scores of standard country music classics, and made their “CarterLick” guitar-playing the dominant technique for . . . Map (db m165920) HM
98Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — KV 31 — The Cavalier Hotel
The Cavalier Hotel, completed in 1927 is emblematic of Virginia Beach’s transformation from small town to major resort during the Roaring Twenties. The hotel’s luxurious accommodations attracted visitors from across the country, including several . . . Map (db m134226) HM
99Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — The Discovery — Ships of the Virginia Company — First Landing State Park —
The smallest of the three ships, it was the only one to stay at Jamestown after the first voyage to Virginia. During the voyage from England the Discovery carried 21 people. Living up to its name, it was used by Captain John Smith on his voyages . . . Map (db m165978) HM
100Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — The Graveyard of the Atlantic — Shipwrecks Along the Oceanfront — Along the Oceanfront —
U.S. Life Saving Service During the 41-year period between 1874 and 1915, the journal of the four United States Lifesaving Service Stations covering the 38-mile coastline of Virginia Beach reported a combined total of 185 shipwrecks, earning . . . Map (db m165181) HM

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Apr. 13, 2021