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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warwick, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Newport News, 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 Newport News Ind. City, VA (255) Hampton Ind. City, VA (214) Isle of Wight County, VA (52) James City County, VA (203) Portsmouth Ind. City, VA (103) Suffolk Ind. City, VA (60) Surry County, VA (33) York County, VA (169)  NewportNews(255) Newport News (255)  Hampton(214) Hampton (214)  IsleofWightCounty(52) Isle of Wight County (52)  JamesCityCounty(203) James City County (203)  Portsmouth(103) Portsmouth (103)  Suffolk(60) Suffolk (60)  SurryCounty(33) Surry County (33)  YorkCounty(169) York County (169)
Location of Warwick
    Newport News (255)
    Hampton (214)
    Isle of Wight County (52)
    James City County (203)
    Portsmouth (103)
    Suffolk (60)
    Surry County (33)
    York County (169)
 
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1Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Admiralty Pattern Anchorca. 1850 — Gift of Southland Iron & Metal Company —
The basic design of the Admiralty Pattern anchor has remained relatively unchanged for centuries. It consists of a central shank with a ring or shackle for attaching a chain or rope, and two arms with large flat blades or flukes. A wooden or metal . . . Map (db m167516) HM
2Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Capture of the 'Patriot'
The 'Patriot", 60-ton Virginia Navy armed schooner commanded by Lieut. James Watkins, was charged with the defense of Warwick Co. inhabitants then harassed by British plundering expeditions. In April 1781, in the James River offshore, the 'Patriot" . . . Map (db m33989) HM
3Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Estelle and George AbernathyThe Abernathy Gardens
For 53 years they defined the meaning of community involvement in the City of Newport News. Both George and Estell were pivotal in the growth and development of the community. George was Chairman of Riverside Hospital Board of Trustees, chairman . . . Map (db m77587) HM
4Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Morrison
A station named for Col. J. S. Morrison, Construction Engineer of the Peninsula Division, Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, was built in the Warwick County Hamlet of Gum Grove on completion of the line between Richmond and Newport News on Oct. 16, 1881. . . . Map (db m77586) HM
5Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Skirmish at Waters Creek
Capt. Edward Waters gave his name to Waters Creek when patented land here in 1624. In the spring of 1781 a force of 30 mounted militia led by Capt. Edward Mallory repulsed a British foraging party loaded with plunder near the mouth of the creek. In . . . Map (db m33987) HM
6Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Spanish Bronze Gun
This 24-pounder gun once guarded Fortress Cabana in Havana, Cuba, the biggest 18th century fortress complex in the Americas. Dated 1746, it bears the Spanish crown and coat of arms of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain.Map (db m167509) HM
7Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Spanish Bronze Gun
This 24-pounder gun once guarded Fortress Cabana in Havana, Cuba, the biggest 18th century fortress complex in the Americas. Dates 1721, it bears the Spanish crown and coat of arms of Philip V, King of Spain.Map (db m167512) HM
8Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — USS Monitor: America's First IroncladUSS Monitor Trail — Monitor National Marine Sanctuary —
Launched on Jan. 30, 1862, at the Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, N.Y., the USS Monitor made history as the Union Navy's first ironclad warship. It fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in the first-ever clash between . . . Map (db m167515) HM
9Virginia (Newport News), Warwick — Waters CreekDammed in 1930
Preface: Newport News was a small community located in Warwick County until late in the 19th century. Established as a town in 1880, it was incorporated as a city in 1896. Warwick County, one of the eight original Virginia shires formed by . . . Map (db m13952) HM
 
Apr. 21, 2021