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Egypt, New Valley Governate, Luxor — Tomb of Thutmosis III
The Great Conqueror who ruled Egypt from 1504 to 1450 B.C. It contains inscriptions from the book What Is In Hereafter. • Stairs And corridors • Well for deluding the thieves • Chamber With two columns • Stairs leading to the burial . . . — Map (db m132514) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — "TFNG"Space Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
The first group of astronauts selected for the Space Transportation System (STS) Program began training in 1978. This group of men and women Followed in the footsteps of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Manned . . . — Map (db m113138) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — AtlantisSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
Name Origin: Named for a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Sailing Ship of exploration in the 20th century. Flight History: First flight October 3, 1985. Atlantis was launched into space 33 times and, during 4,848 orbits, flew 126 . . . — Map (db m113083) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — ChallengerSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
Name Origin: Named for a British exploration ship that sailed in the 19th Century, as well as the Apollo 17 lunar module. Flight History: First flight April 4, 1983. Challenger completed 995 orbits during 10 missions beginning in 1983. . . . — Map (db m113067) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — ColumbiaSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
Name Origin: Boston-based ship that explored the Pacific Northwest during the 18th century. Flight History: First flight April 12, 1981. Columbia was the first Space Shuttle Orbiter to launch into space, flying 28 times. In 2003, on its . . . — Map (db m113062) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — DiscoverySpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
Name Origin: Named for two famous British ships of exploration in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Flight History: First flight August 30, 1984. Discovery was NASA’s “workhorse shuttle’. During 39 missions, between 1984 and 2011, . . . — Map (db m113074) HM

Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — EndeavourSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
Name Origin: Named by schoolchildren for the famous British ship that took James Cook on his first voyage of exploration in the 18th century. Flight History: First flight May 7, 1992. Endeavour was built to replace Challenger and flew 25 . . . — Map (db m113080) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — EnterpriseSpace Shuttle Program — Space View Park —
Name Origin: Enterprise was named for the spaceship from the Star Trek television series. Flight & Test Orbiter: First free flight August 12, 1977. Enterprise was used for the Approach and Landing test program, making five free . . . — Map (db m113001) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — JT&KW Railroad & Indian River Steamboat Wharf, 1885Historic Titusville
Arriving in 1885, the first railroad to Titusville was a 35-mile stretch of track from Enterprise on a line of the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad, the JT&KW. The tracks ran down the middle of Broad Street’s right-of-way, and out onto a . . . — Map (db m112675) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Jules Verne vs. NASA’s Apollo 11Space View Park
Jules Verne’s mythical journey to the Moon in the 1880’s was similar to the Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969 Both had three man crews Both landed in the Pacific Ocean Both used retro-rockets for descent Both flights blasted off . . . — Map (db m112256) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Liberty Tree
We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices established the United States of America …_ dedicate this Liberty Tree in their honor. — Map (db m113326) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Old Glory
Top section of marker: Old Glory I Am The Star Spangled Banner..... Conceived In 1777 Out Of Love America Bore For Liberty And Honor. I Am The Memorial Of Countless Heroes Who Shed Their Blood To Preserve This . . . — Map (db m115280) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Project Mercury MemorialSpace View Park
Mercury Project Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States’ first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into the . . . — Map (db m116582) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Robert H. Goddard’s First Liquid Fueled RocketSpace View Park
The first flight of a liquid oxygen – gasoline rocket occurred March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Mass. Traveling a distance of 184 feet in 2.5 seconds with an average speed of 60 miles per hour. — Map (db m112263) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Striving For Peace Throughout The World
Dedicated To All The U.S. Armed Forces Serving Throughout The World — Map (db m115424) WM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — The Steamboat Pioneer, 1877Historic Titusville
Not far from this spot lie the burned remains of the steamboat Pioneer, the first commercial passenger steamboat on the Indian River. The Pioneer was the flagship of Captain T.J. Lund’s Pioneer Steamboat Company, formed in the 1870’s . . . — Map (db m112669) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — The Tuskegee Airmen Of World War II
On Silver Wings Of Hope And Pride, They Overcame Adversity Both At Home And Abroad Through Courage, Commitment & Competence To Achieve A Record Never To Be Excelled. — Map (db m115432) WM
Florida (Flagler County), Bunnell — Tribute to VeteransFlagler County
Flagler County Tribute To All Veterans Dedicated May 30, 1987 — Map (db m134603) WM
Florida (Flagler County), Marineland — MarinelandOf Florida
Founded in 1937 as Marine Studios The World’s First Oceanarium. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places April 14, 1986 by the Keeper of the National Register, United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m116297) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — Old Highway A1A
In the 1920s the automobile revolutionized the American way of life. It transformed the nations economy and gave hard working Americans a way to explore beyond their local geography. Families were able to go on weekend vacations to places previously . . . — Map (db m112211) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — Operation Desert Storm
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Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — Veterans MemorialV.F.W Post 8696
This Memorial Is Dedicated To Those Veterans Who In Time Of National Need Have Faithfully Served Their Country And To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice. — Map (db m116585) WM
Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — The Old City Jail
In 1927, a particularly rowdy tavern and dance hall on the beach near Spring Avenue rapidly disturbed the quiet town of Anna Maria. Town mayor Mitch Davis built a jail to lock up the offenders. The jail was unique. With only bars on the windows, . . . — Map (db m131307) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria Island — The Historic Cottages of Pine Avenue
In 1911, a group of businessmen from Anna Maria Island and St. Petersburg founded the Anna Maria Beach Company to develop the island into a resort community. The company cleared land, laid out streets and sidewalks, dug wells and laid water . . . — Map (db m131380) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria Island — The Homes on the end of The Pier
Early Islanders relied on small boats to bring supplies and to transport visitors. As more people discovered the island, a new transportation solution was needed. In 1911, developers built a 776-foot-long pier to accommodate larger boats and to . . . — Map (db m131424) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Braden Castle
Dr. Joseph Addison Braden, graduate physician, native of Virginia, came from Tallahassee to Manatee River in 1843 and acquired about 1100 acres of land; built a sugar mill about 2½ miles south of Manatee. With materials at hand he constructed, . . . — Map (db m131224) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — F-193 — Braden Castle Ruins
Dr. Joseph Addison Braden, physician and native Virginian, came from Tallahassee to the Manatee River in the early 1840's. By 1850 he had acquired approximately 900 acres of land and built a steam operated sugar and grist mill. In that year using . . . — Map (db m131281) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Florida Naval Stores
Side 1: The Naval stores industry, as the name implies, was once the backbone of every nations navy. The wood, tar, caulk, and other materials derived from the pine tree were needed to build, repair and waterproof wooden ships. America . . . — Map (db m131054) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Life on the Florida Frontier: The Stephens FamilyManatee Village Historical Park
For much of Florida’s history, the home was essential to all family activities and to survival. This included the care of children, preparation of meals, protection from the elements, and entertainment. Families gathered in kitchens and parlors . . . — Map (db m131754) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Long Pier
Originally constructed in 1929, it reaches out into the Manatee River more than 600 feet to the navigable channel. Destroyed by weather events, and then rebuilt in 1990, 1993 & 2002. It was refurbished in 2017 by many . . . — Map (db m131205) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Long Pier Veterans Memorial
“The Long Pier" Dedicated To Our Veterans Past, Present & Future Who Protect Our Freedom — Map (db m131206) WM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Old Cabbage HeadManatee Village Historical Park
For generations, Old Cabbage Head symbolized the Old Manatee and Bradenton communities. Children, who climbed aboard in play, later watched their own children pretend there. In 2006, the Bradenton Kiwanis Club relocated . . . — Map (db m131004) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — The Potter Barn
This barn is typical of those built by Florida farmers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Its design was determined by Florida’s climate which allowed farm animals to stay outside year round. The interior of the barn was used to store seeds, . . . — Map (db m131302) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — The Smokehouse, Syrup Kettle and Sugar Cane Mill
A smokehouse was a necessary part of every rural pioneer home in early American history due to the lack of refrigeration for fresh meat storage. As part of the preservation process, cuts of meat, primarily pork and sausage, were hung on racks in the . . . — Map (db m131207) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — F-290 — Gillette Community
This area, known originally as Frog Creek, received its first American settlers before the Civil War. Many of them came from Alabama, northern Florida, and Georgia. Among the Georgians was Daniel Gillett, who brought his family to Frog Creek in the . . . — Map (db m131005) HM
Florida (Nassau County), Yulee — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, human . . . — Map (db m134479) WM
Florida (Pasco County), Wesley Chapel — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for . . . — Map (db m131647) WM
Florida (Polk County), Bradenton — The Manatee River
named for the marine mammal Trichechus Latirostris, was the main avenue of transportation and communication since the first permanent settlement. All commerce, goods for the early stores, the U.S. Mail, passengers and settlers came into the county . . . — Map (db m131463) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — ‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’by Ian G. Brennan 2012
Ian G. Brennan, Sculptor to the ‘Most noble Order of the Garter” and “Most Honourable Order of the Bath’, has been a contemporary sculptor and woodcarver to the British Royal Household since 1989. ‘Mute Swan . . . — Map (db m131271) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Allen Kryger(1935 – 2002)
Allen Kryger was a scientist and local businessman who specialized in supplying citrus flavoring. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a doctorate of organic chemistry from . . . — Map (db m130568) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Brown PlazaSoutheastern University
James Donnell Brown and D’Ann Brown James Donnell Brown (1930-1991) grew up in Alabama, and although his ministry would later take him throughout the world, he always had a sense of gratitude for his southeast heritage. James married . . . — Map (db m130369) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Hennesy PlazaSoutheastern University
Dr. James L. and Margaret Hennesy led the advancement of Southeastern College from 1980 through 1998. Natives of Camden, Arkansas and Mobile, Alabama, the couple married in 1955 and began their ministry as evangelists in the southeastern and . . . — Map (db m131273) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Homer PlazaSoutheastern University
Cyril E. Homer, D.D. Cyril E. Homer D.D., served as president of South-Eastern Bible College from 1955 to 1958 and again from 1970 to 1979. Well-respected and appreciated by students and faculty alike, Dr Homer was known simply as . . . — Map (db m131058) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Kelly GardensSoutheastern University
Dr. Charles Kelly and Eloise Kelly Dr. Charles Kelly is a 1964 graduate of Southeastern University. He has served forty-five years as an Assemblies of God minister and pastured two churches prior to being elected to the position of . . . — Map (db m130562) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Lambert PlazaSoutheastern University
Vaudie V. Lambert and Lillian Lambert Reverend Vaudie V. Lambert Jr., served over 50 years as an Assemblies of God minister. For 23 of those years he and his wife Lillian pastured churches in Alabama and Florida. His last pastorate, . . . — Map (db m131057) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Price Memorial FountainSoutheastern University
Reverend Donald E. Price served approximately forty years as an Assemblies of God minister, including twenty years as a pastor. He spent eleven of those years at his last pastorate, Callaway Assembly of God in Panama City. Married to his high . . . — Map (db m130227) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Site of the Camp of The 10th Cavalry, The “Buffalo Soldiers”May 14th – June 7, 1898
The 10th Cavalry, one of four all black regiments in the regular army at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, camped at this site on the shore of Lake Wire in the spring of 1898 while awaiting transport to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American . . . — Map (db m130419) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Thomas B. Mack Park
Thomas B. Mack was an author, educator and collector in the fields of horticulture, citrus and garden design. In 1951 he began a long horticultural teaching career at Florida Southern College specializing in citrus. In 1997 he was inducted into the . . . — Map (db m130421) HM
Florida (Polk County), Polk City — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, human . . . — Map (db m131275) WM
Florida (Polk County), Winter Haven — PCHC-020 — 1940 Publix Super Market
George W. Jenkins opened the first Publix Food Store in Winter Haven in 1930. Five years later, he opened a second location in town. He closed these first two stores to open his dream store, the first Publix Super market, on this site, Nov. 8, 1940. . . . — Map (db m112134) HM
Florida (Polk County), Winter Haven — PCHC-022 — First Publix Store 1930
George W. Jenkins, founder of Publix Super Markets Inc. was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Harris City, GA. At the age of 17, he came to Florida and took a job as a food store clerk in Tampa. In 1930, he decided to open his own . . . — Map (db m127838) HM
Florida (Putnam County), Palatka — Hotel James“Historical & Architectural Treasure” — Palatka's Historic Landmark —
The Hotel James (aka James Hotel) was designed by Henry John Klutho, a nationally known architect of the Prairie School style from Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Klutho designed two other buildings in Palatka. The recently restored Larimer Arts Center . . . — Map (db m129635) HM
Florida (Putnam County), Palatka — The Hammock"South Historic District" — Palatka Historic Neighborhood —
In the years following the Civil War, Palatka expanded from a 31-block settlement in 1861 to double that size by the 1880’s. During this expansion distinct neighborhoods formed. One of these was known as the Hammock. The Hammock was considered to be . . . — Map (db m130150) HM
Florida (Seminole County), Longwood — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for . . . — Map (db m133781) WM
Florida (Seminole County), Longwood — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for . . . — Map (db m133787) WM
Florida (St. Johns County), Jacksonville — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, . . . — Map (db m132672) WM
Florida (St. Johns County), Jacksonville — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, . . . — Map (db m133779) WM
Florida (St. Johns County), St Augustine — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, . . . — Map (db m132565) WM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Alcazar Hotel / City Hall
Built by Henry Flagler, the Alcázar Hotel opened as a companion to the Ponce de León in 1888. The building, one of the first multi-storied structures in the country constructed with poured concrete, was designed by John M. Carrere and Thomas . . . — Map (db m115580) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles
Bronze statue of the illustrious son of Aviles, Spain, Governor, Captain General “Conquistador”, and Adelantado of Florida who founded St. Augustine on September 8, 1565. The Statue was a gift of the people of St. Augustine, dedicated . . . — Map (db m132482) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Espinosa-Sanchez HouseFirst Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1702-1756
One of the few Spanish Colonial buildings remaining in St. Augustine and among a smaller group from the First Spanish Period, this structure suffered two fires and underwent many major alterations. The first documented property owner, and possible . . . — Map (db m111252) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, human . . . — Map (db m132468) WM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Grace United Methodist ChurchFlagler Era, Built 1887
Designed by New York architecture firm Carrere and Hastings in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the building is an example of Henry Flagler's influence on the built environment of St. Augustine. Furthermore, the poured concrete construction . . . — Map (db m112511) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — New Augustine Colored Elementary School #36--School Street-- — 1901 - 1959 —
This site, and main-building, has served as administration, classroom instruction, and community center—circa 1901 to 1959 – and as a BEACON-OF- HOPE for the educational and cultural aspirations of a community with great . . . — Map (db m134538) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Solla-Carcaba Cigar FactoryBuilt 1909
This building is a significant example of St. Augustine's industrial heritage in cigar manufacturing at the beginning of the 20th century. Overall, the building represents a masonry vernacular style because of the use of local materials like the . . . — Map (db m111253) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — F-343 — St. Augustine Alligator Farm
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is one of the oldest continuously operated attractions created specifically for the purpose of entertaining visitors to Florida. Its origins date to the early 1890s, the first decade of St. Augustine's emergence as a . . . — Map (db m111257) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — VFW Memorial
In fond and grateful memory of our Honored Dead From the people of St. Johns County — Map (db m112803) WM
Florida (Volushia County), Ormond Beach — Beach Racers
On March 28, 1903, Ormond Beach was the site of a thrilling one-mile race between pioneer auto builders. The Hotel Ormond Challenge Cup pitted Alexander Winton’s red Bullet against Ransom E. Old's Pirate, driven by . . . — Map (db m133755) HM
Florida (Volushia County), Ormond Beach — Birthplace Of Speed
At a time when America had few paved roads, this hard beach was a racecourse for automobiles, motorcycles, and their pioneering builders. The first sanctioned meet here — from March 26-28, 1903 — featured time . . . — Map (db m133757) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOn 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Sept. 5, 1937 – 51.2 miles. 1st-Smokey Purser, ‘37 Ford; 2nd-Mike Cone; 3rd-Danny Murphy. July 10, 1938 – 150.4 miles. 1st-Danny Murphy, ’38 Ford; 2nd-Bill France; 3rd-Mike Cone. Sept. 5, 1938, 156.8 miles. 1st-Bill . . . — Map (db m134915) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1939 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOn 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 19 – 156.8 miles. 1st–J. Sam Rice, '39 Mercury; 2nd–Bill France; 3rd–Joe Littlejohn July 4 – 160 miles. 1st–Stewart Joyce-'32 Ford; 2nd–Smokey Purser; 3rd–Bill Tanner Sept. 4 – . . . — Map (db m134937) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1940 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOn 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 10 – 160 miles. 1st – Roy Hall, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd – Cannonball Bob Baker July 7 – 160 miles. 1st – Bill France, ’39 Buick; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd –Smokey Purser . . . — Map (db m134940) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1941 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOn 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 2 – 160 miles . 1st – Roy Hall, Ford: 2nd – Smokey Purser; 3rd – Tommy Elmore Mar. 30 – 160 miles, 1st – Smokey Purser - ’39 Ford; 2nd – Roy Hall; 3rd – Joe Littlejohn July 27 . . . — Map (db m135026) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1946 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOrmond/Daytona Beach
Apr. 14 – 160 miles . 1st – Red Byron,’39 Ford; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn ; 3rd – Ed Eng June 30 – 102.4 miles, 1st – Roy Hall, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Mickey Rhodes; 3rd – Gayle Warren — Map (db m135140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1947 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOn 3.2 Mile Beach - Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Jan. 26 – 160 miles . 1st – Red Byron,’39 Ford; 2nd – Louis Pickett; ; 3rd – Lee Morgan Mar. 9 – 96 miles. 1st – Bob Flock - ’39 Ford; 2nd – Huch Lanford; 3rd – Glenn Dunnaway Aug. 17 . . . — Map (db m135144) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 38th Running Daytona 5001996 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
1996 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Jarrett #88 — Map (db m108452) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 41st Running Daytona 5001999 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
1999 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108451) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 47th Running Daytona 5002005 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2005 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108552) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 52nd Running Daytona 5002010 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray #17 — Map (db m129531) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 60th Running Daytona 5002018 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2018 Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon #3 — Map (db m124750) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — A Gifted AthleteJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson excelled as an all-round athlete. He demonstrated exceptional athletic ability from an early age, combined with a fierce competitive nature and a will to win.

Some have called Jackie Robinson the greatest American athlete, . . . — Map (db m108553) HM

Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Baseball LegendJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
As a gifted UCLA athlete, Jackie Robinson played in all four of the so called major sports. Ironically, he was a star in all except baseball, and yet baseball was the sport that would immortalize him. In 1945, Jackie Robinson played his rookie . . . — Map (db m108472) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Breaks Major League Baseball Color BarrierJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
In 1945, Jackie Robinson was a Negro League standout in his rookie year with the Kansas City Monarchs, batting .387. While Jackie excelled in the field and base paths he was not considered the best compared to such renowned players as Satchel Paige . . . — Map (db m108473) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Civil Rights PioneerJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson, A Man Most Noted For His Athletic Skills, As A True Pioneer For Civil Rights In America. While In The Army He Was Court-Martialed For Refusing To Move To The Back Of A Bus In Fort Hood, Texas. He Won Acquittal On All Charges. After . . . — Map (db m108481) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Daytona 200
This monument was presented to the City of Daytona Beach by the people and companies listed below to preserve the memories of motorcycle racing on this beach and South Atlantic Avenue nine miles south of this point Start of the . . . — Map (db m132583) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Daytona International Speedway
Known as the ”World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway was founded by Bill France Sr. and officially opened its doors in 1959 for the inaugural DAYTONA 500. Thanks to the $400 million redevelopment project dabbed . . . — Map (db m124813) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Early BeginningsJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper. In 1920, Jack's father, Jerry, abandoned his wife, Mallie, and their five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and . . . — Map (db m108480) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Exceptional Athletic AbilityJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Exceptional Athletic Ability, A Fierce Competitive Nature And A Will To Win. It Has Been Suggested That Jackie Robinson Could Have Mastered Any Game. As A Student At UCLA, Jackie Robinson Became The First Athlete To Win . . . — Map (db m108471) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — First Spring TrainingJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
As Billy Rowe, Chief Photographer For The Pittsburg Courier And Constant Companion During The Robinson’s First Spring Training Related: “When The Royals Were Playing In (Sanford) Florida, Robinson Got A Hit, Stole Second, Went To Third On A . . . — Map (db m108474) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Hall Of FamerJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson started his Major League rookie season at the age of 28 and played 10 seasons from 1947 to 1956. He played in six World Series and is credited with winning the 1955 World Series for the Dodgers. Robinson was named the sport's first . . . — Map (db m108479) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona BeachJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
On Thursday February 28, 1946, two weeks after their marriage, Rachel and Jackie boarded an American Airlines propeller flight from Los Angeles to Daytona Beach. The flight’s first stop was at New Orleans and arrived on Friday March 1st about 7:00 . . . — Map (db m108478) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson MemorialRiverwalk And Ball Park Museum
The City Of Daytona Beach In Sincere Appreciation Recognizes The Following Major Contributions For The Jackie Robinson Riverwalk And Ball Park Museum: County Of Volusia ECHO Grant Program The Department Of State Division Of . . . — Map (db m108857) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie's First MLB Spring Training GameJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
“When I got home, I felt as though I had won some kind of victory. I had a new opinion of the people in the town (Daytona Beach). I knew of course, that everyone wasn’t pulling for me to make good, but I was sure that the whole world wasn’t . . . — Map (db m108475)
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Ormond's Flying Mile 1904
Ormond’s Flying Mile, used 1904 – 1911, is 1 mile midpoint of 5 mile course beginning at Granada Blvd. and ending past Seabreeze Blvd. The first streamliner to run on the beach. The Baker electric “Torpedo Kid”, driven by W.J. . . . — Map (db m133108) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The BeachDaytona Beach
Automobile racing on the beach comprised two distinct periods spanning 1903 - 1935 and 1936 - 1958. The 1903 - 1935 period was filled with speed record attempts and other related exciting beach events. These years began with the first timed run . . . — Map (db m132893) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach 1903Ormond/Daytona Beach
Also in March, Winton races against the “Pirate” brought here by Ransom E. Olds, originator of Oldsmobile and REO vehicles. The “Pirate” driven by H.T. Thomas is barely beaten by the “Bullet” in this . . . — Map (db m134175) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach 1903
In March the first automobile speed meet is held on Ormond/Daytona Beaches. Alexander Winton drives his “Bullet “ to 68.198 MPH on 1 kilometer course for first beach record. — Map (db m134176) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach 1904Ormond/Daytona Beach
In January, William K. Vanderbilt sets first world record on beach at Winter Speed Carnival with 1 mile run of 92.307 MPH in Mercedes. Glenn H. Curtiss, American aviator pioneer makes first official 60 MPH motorcycle run. Powered by one of the . . . — Map (db m134177) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1905Ormond/Daytona Beach
100 mph barrier on beach falls to H.L. Bowden at 109.756 mph in Mercedes Arthur MacDonald disputes weight of Bowden’s Mercedes and runs 104.651 mph in Napier. Both get official record speed Henry Ford brings his factory team for . . . — Map (db m134180) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1906Ormond/Daytona Beach
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Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1910Ormond/Daytona Beach
Barney Oldfield crowned Speed King of the World drives "Lightening Benz" 133.724 mph in measured mile and describes acceleration as the sensation of riding a rocket through space World’s first twin engine airplane flight, albeit . . . — Map (db m134237) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1911Ormond/Daytona Beach
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Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1912Ormond/Daytona Beach
Use of Daytona Beach measured mile begins two straight tracks on beach used. First is 9 miles long and second is five miles long. Timed mile is in the middle. — Map (db m134244) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1919Ormond/Daytona Beach
Ralph DePalma driving champion and winner of hundreds of races, sets new 1 mile record driving 905 cubic inch V-12 powered Packard on the beach at 149.875 mph. DePalma also sets world records for distances of 2 to 20 miles and standing . . . — Map (db m134338) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1920Ormond/Daytona Beach
Fighting flames at end of run, Tommy Milton drives twin engine Duesenberg to new world land speed record of 156.046 mph for measured mile. Milton replaces DePalma as world record holder of all distances up to 5 miles. — Map (db m134346) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1922
In April, Sig Haugdahl is first to break 3 miles per minute with run of 180.270 mph driving “Wisconsin Special” powered by modified aircraft engine. — Map (db m134481) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1927Ormond/Daytona Beach
In March Major H.O.D. Segrave sets world record and is first to break 200 mph barrier with two way average run of 203.792 mph. Within 1 hour period driving 1000 horsepower Sunbeam Mystery. Segrave experiences severe wind buffet against head . . . — Map (db m134543) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1928Ormond/Daytona Beach
Greatest beach speed battle in history involves several top rivals driving radically different vehicles. England’s Capt. Malcolm Campbell sets world record driving ???? cubic inch 900 horsepower Bluebird at 206.956 mph. In April, American . . . — Map (db m134548) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1928Ormond/Daytona Beach
Two months after crashing into surf in his innovative 182 cubic inch twin supercharged V-16 powered “Stutz Black Hawk” Frank Lockhart returns and runs 198.292 mph on first attempt. Approaching Measured Mile at 225 mph for return . . . — Map (db m135139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1929Ormond/Daytona Beach
Major Seagrave sets record driving Napier Aircraft engined “Golden Arrow” at 231.362 mph. Seagrave eventually knighted for Land & Speedboat records. — Map (db m134550) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1930
Packard chassis powered Cummins diesel engine runs measured mile and sets first American record by diesel powered automobile. Kaye Don, driving the stunning 31 foot long “Sunbeam Silver Bullet”, the longest car to race on the beach, . . . — Map (db m134604) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1931
After taking 3 years to develop a new 1350 horsepower Napier engined “Bluebird” Malcolm Campbell arrives to attempt breaking the 240 mph barrier. In February, he sets 1 mile world record of 245.733 mph. Chessie Cummins is first to . . . — Map (db m134608) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1932Ormond/Daytona Beach
Knighted for contributions to science of engineering & high speed, Sir Malcolm Campbell returns and sets world record of 253.968 mph. Campbell’s next goal is 300 mph. — Map (db m134644) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1933Ormond/Daytona Beach
Campbell drives “Bluebird” powered by Rolls-Royce aircraft engine. Exceptional torque and 2500 horsepower cause problems but Campbell runs World Record of 272.108mph. — Map (db m134645) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1935
In March, Campbell returns and breaks 300 mph with speed of 330 mph on first leg of two way run. High winds on return run hold World Record to 276.820 mph. — Map (db m134796) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1936 — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
With land speed record runs on these sands ended, a new type of speed event began here when stock cars raced on 3.2 mile beach–road course. 27 starters ran south on paved road A1A and north of the beach, struggling through a turn at each . . . — Map (db m134884) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1936Ormond/Daytona Beach
Inaugural Daytona Beach stock car race 240 on 3.2 mile beach road course qualifying speeds from 58.6 to 70.39 mph. Milt Marion in ’36 ford convertible declared winner at average speed just over 52 mph; 2nd- Bea Shaw; 3rd- Tommy Elmore; 4th- Sam . . . — Map (db m134904) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Sports MemoriesJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson excelled in all sports. On May 7, 1938, while at Pasadena Junior College, he set a National Junior College record in long jump with a jump of 25 feet 6½ inches. This record was previously held by Jackie’s older brother Mack, . . . — Map (db m108476) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The BluebirdsRacing on the Beach — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Year • Record Speed • H.P. • Engine Type 1928 • 206.056 mph • 900v • Napier Aircraft 1931 • 245.733 mph • 1350 • Napier Aircraft 1932 • 253.968 mph • 1500 • Napier Aircraft 1933 • 272.108 mph • 2500 • Rolls-Royce Aircraft 1935 • . . . — Map (db m134877) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The Ormond GarageDaytona Beach
The Ormond Garage. America’s first “Gasoline Ally”, was built on Granada Boulevard in 1904 by oil and rail magnate Henry M. Flagler for the use of racers and wealthy patrons. The building was destroyed by fire in 1976. — Map (db m132909) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — John Andrew Bostrom1836-1927 — In memory of —
Pioneer Settler and Founder of Ormond Beach — Map (db m128498) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Joseph Downing Price1853-1911 — In memory of —
Pioneer Settler & Entrepreneur Co-Incorporator & Mayor Of Ormond Beach Builder & Owner Of The Hotel Ormond Organizer Of First Auto Races On Ormond Beach — Map (db m128499) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — World War II Coastal Watch Tower
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, the American government placed a high priority on Civil Defense throughout the Second World War. This coastal watch tower was constructed and staffed by civilian volunteer . . . — Map (db m130526) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond/Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1907
Glenn H. Curtiss rides V-8 powered motorcycle To 136.3 mph record in measured mile Chicago Daily News headline reads, On Earth Bullets Are Only Rivals Of Glenn Curtiss — Map (db m134182) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 143 Beach StreetPonce Inlet Historical Museum
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Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 16th Century Anchor
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Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — CisternPonce Inlet Historical Museum
A Cistern is a waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. Cisterns are often built to catch and store water. They are distinguished from wells from their waterproof linings. Cisterns were used before a water system was used in Ponce . . . — Map (db m112130) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Rafts
The raft to your left washed ashore in Volusia County in 1989. Clothing found onboard suggests that children were among those on the raft. The orange life vest was left behind by the Coast Guard to indicate that these refugees were . . . — Map (db m114262) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Refugee Rafts
Between 1966 and 1995, anyone who fled Cuba and reached the United States was allowed to pursue residency one year after their arrival. Many Cubans left the island in small boats and rafts, hoping to reach international waters where they might be . . . — Map (db m112551) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Gladys Meyer Davis HomePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Decorated as it might have been in 1890, this is the First Assistant Keepers dwelling. The building is named for Mrs. Davis, a life-long resident of Ponce Inlet who was born in this building and is the daughter of the last . . . — Map (db m113139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Hasty Cottage Post Office
This Florida Cracker Cottage was one of several built in the 1860s by Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hasty, early Ponce Park settlers, who are buried across the street in a family cemetery, along with their faithful handyman, “Cocoa” . . . — Map (db m112135) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Kedge Anchorc. 1830-1860
This large simple-fluke anchor called a kedge was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Bahamas. These anchors were used in the islands on logging ships, to hold the stern seaward as they grounded the bow near shore in order . . . — Map (db m112583) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 13 — Kitchen GardensPonce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Tomatoes, carrots, beans, squash, and onions have all been grown here at various times during the Station's history. Residents struggled with the sandy, salty soil. Vegetables being grown here today are heirloom varieties . . . — Map (db m114325) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Meyer-Davis House
This Florida Cracker Duplex Cottage was built in the early 1920s by Redwood Wharton, Sr., an early Ponce Park Pioneer, and used for fishing rentals. In 1941, it became the home of three generations of the Edward L. Meyer family. Mr. . . . — Map (db m112140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Mosquito InletBird Reservation, 1909-1918
In 1909 U.S. President William H. Taft proclaimed that the area around Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet was a reservation for the protection of native birds. The reservation encompassed a wide area from the Halifax River east to the Ocean, . . . — Map (db m112576) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — North TurnDaytona Beach Racing
This is the site of the original North Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. Sanctioned . . . — Map (db m115189) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Oil Storage HousePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Completed in 1887, this was one of the first U.S. oil houses built to hold kerosene. A year’s supply was kept in 504 brass 5-gallon cans on wall racks. The tanks you see were installed in 1927. In 1970, vandals stole . . . — Map (db m113143) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial
The sacrifices of few ensure the freedom of many. A grateful community remembers those who serve in the Armed Services of the United States, during times of wars and peace, whose courage and personal sacrifices defend and preserve our freedom. — Map (db m112809) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Principal Keeper's Dwelling
This building was the home of the Station’s Principal Keeper and his family. It also contained the Light Station office and library. The U.S. Lighthouse Service Principal Keepers who served here are: William R. Rowlinski 1887-1893 . . . — Map (db m112547) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Second Assistant Keeper's DwellingPonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Three keepers lived at the Station with their families. The Principal Keeper lived in the largest house, and the First and Second Assistant Keeper lived in the two smaller dwellings. This building was the home of the . . . — Map (db m112831) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — South Atlantic Avenue
This small stretch of roadway was once part of the original Atlantic Avenue, which was the southbound portion of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned . . . — Map (db m115190) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — South TurnDaytona Beach Racing
This is the site of the original South Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. . . . — Map (db m115188) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Principal Keeper's OfficePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
In 1921, the Lighthouse Service enclosed portions of the porch on each dwelling at the Light Station in order to install bathroom facilities for the families. A small office room was included in this upgrade when the porch of the . . . — Map (db m113140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Southern Gopher Tortoise
The Gopher Tortoises living at the Light Station are descendants of tortoises that have lived here for generations. Several of them are well over 30 years old. These land animals are members of the: reptile family, and dig burrows . . . — Map (db m112573) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Port Orange Veterans Park
Dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America — Map (db m112160) WM
Georgia (Camden County), St. Marys — Battle for GeorgiaFort Frederica National Monument
Georgia’s fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica’s troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia’s future as a British colony. Today, the National Park Service manages Fort Frederica . . . — Map (db m112210) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — H-122 — Ava Gardner1922 – 1990
An actress in 67 films, from 1941 to 1986. An Academy Award nominee; Johnston County native. Gravesite 100 yards W. — Map (db m134817) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Alpheus Branch
In 1872 founded Branch and Hadley, with Thomas Hadley. Later BB & T. Promoter of cotton railroads and education. Second home stood here. — Map (db m130594) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 73 — Elizabeth Gold Swindell1896-1983
Journalist. Publisher of Wilson Daily Times, 1956-1983. First woman to lead the N.C. Press Assoc. Lived here. — Map (db m130596) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — John Fletcher Bruton
Lawyer, Educator, Banker, Mayor. Arrived in Wilson in 1881. An organizer of N.C. Banker’s Association. An original director of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond. President of Wilson Trust and Savings Bank. A founder of Kinsey Female Seminary in . . . — Map (db m130602) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Josephus Daniels
Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1913-1923; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; editor; author; Childhood home stood here, beside the Post Office. — Map (db m130601) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — The Wilson Times“A Community Institution”
Founded in 1896 by John D. Gold, who learned the newspaper business from his father, P.D. Gold, publisher of Zion’s Landmark. Published at this location from 1896 to 1983. — Map (db m130592) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Hilton Head Island — Forts of the Civil War Era
Fort Howell is typical of the earthen forts constructed during the Civil War by both Confederates and Union Armies. The change from earlier brick and stone masonry forts was the result of advances in weaponry that occurred as the Civil War . . . — Map (db m131833) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Hilton Head Island — General Howell / Captain Suter
General Joshua Blackwood Howell 1806-1864 Fort Howell is named for General Joshua Blackwood Howell of Pennsylvania, who commanded the Hilton Head District, Department of the South, United States Army, from February through April, 1864. . . . — Map (db m131835) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Hilton Head Island — The Story of Fort Howell
In the spring and summer of 1864, Union officers of the Department of the South on Hilton Head Island became concerned about retaining sufficient troops and equipment to defend Hilton Head, as units were being transferred to participate in campaigns . . . — Map (db m131823) HM WM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Hilton Head Island — The Troops that Built Fort Howell / Camp Baird
The Troops that Built Fort Howell Construction of Fort Howell was begun by the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry and completed by the 144th New York Infantry. The 500-man 32nd Colored Infantry was organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, . . . — Map (db m131839) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-4 — Audley
Warner Washington, a first cousin of George Washington, acquired land in this area in the 1760's. His namesake son established a plantation later known as Audley and built a house just north of here ca. 1796. Lawrence Lewis, George Washington's . . . — Map (db m134605) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — Battle of Brandy StationHeights & Sights to the North & East
The commanding view from Fleetwood Hill rendered this “Famous Plateau” an ideal observation post during the war. Today the view looks much as it did in the 1860s. 1.STONY MOUNTAIN The headwaters of the Rapidan River flow from . . . — Map (db m131546) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — Battle of Brandy StationHeights & Sights to the South & West
The commanding view from Fleetwood Hill rendered this “Famous Plateau” an ideal observation post during the war. Today the view looks much as it did in the 1860s.

1. COLE’S HILL During the winter of 1864, Federal Second Corps . . . — Map (db m131650) HM

Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — George C. HuppBattle of Brandy Station — Fleetwood Hill —
George C. Hupp, Sergeant in K Company, 8th Illinois Cavalry, was wounded at Brandy Station Battlefield on June 9, 1863. In his Memory Great-Great-Great Grandson William J. Hupp, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Happily made a . . . — Map (db m132186) WM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Culpeper — Battle of Brandy StationGettysburg Campaign — June 9, 1863 —
This hallowed ground witnessed a furious struggle during the largest cavalry action of the Civil War in the opening engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign. This portion of the Brandy Station is preserved with the help of a Federal . . . — Map (db m131512) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Winchester — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m130014) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Winchester — Winchester National Cemetery
National Cemetery Winchester National cemetery was established in 1866 on the site of the Third Battle of Winchester. Soon after the federal government created the 5-acre cemetery, remains were moved here from the battlefields at . . . — Map (db m130166) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Gun from the CSS Virginia
This nine-inch smooth bore “Dahlgren” gun is one of the few remaining artifacts from the CSS Virginia (formerly known as the USS Merrimack). This gun saw action on March 8, 1862 off of Hampton, Virginia when the . . . — Map (db m132786) HM
Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-96 — First Africans in Virginia
The first documented Africans in Virginia arrived here in Aug. 1619 on the White Lion, an English privateer based in the Netherlands. Colonial officials traded food for these “20 and odd” Africans, who had been captured from a . . . — Map (db m129864) HM
Virginia, Hampton — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m130061) HM
Virginia, Hampton — Bay Shore Beach & ResortEarly Vacation Spot for Blacks in the South
This is the site of a popular alternative to Buckroe Beach, which had opened as a whites-only facility in the 1880s. Desiring to have a vacation resort by the sea for their own people, a group of African American leaders in Hampton formed the Bay . . . — Map (db m131730) HM
Virginia, Hampton — W 107 — Bay Shore Hotel
A group of prominent local African Americans formed the Bay Shore Hotel Company, purchased land here, and in 1898 opened a resort for black travelers. Ravaged by an Aug. 1933 hurricane, the resort was rebuilt and operated until the 1970s. . . . — Map (db m129839) HM
Virginia, Hampton — WY 98 — Deaf and Blind School
In 1906, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the Virginia School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children. Founded by deaf humanitarian William C. Ritter and Hampton Delegate Harry R. Houston, the school opened on 8 Sept. 1909 to serve . . . — Map (db m129908) HM
Virginia, Hampton — Hampton VAMC National Cemetery
National Soldiers Home In 1870, the federal government bought the building that had served as Chesapeake Military Hospital during the Civil War. It became the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, the fourth . . . — Map (db m130137) HM
Virginia, Hampton — W-97 — Mary Smith Kelsey Peake
Born free in Norfolk in 1823, Mary Peake devoted herself to the education of African Americans. About 1850, she founded the Daughters of Zion to aid the poor and the sick. A seamstress by day, Peake violated state law to teach her fellow blacks at . . . — Map (db m109903) HM
Virginia, Hampton — W 106 — Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
This house was the last headquarters of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, organized In 1907 by educator and social reformer Janie Porter Barrett and other women who attended the annual Hampton Negro Conference. The . . . — Map (db m129844) HM
Virginia, Hampton — WY 105 — War of 1812Military Legacy
After damaging British coastal attacks during the War of 1812, Pres. James Madison recognized the need to improve the nation’s coastal defense and naval power. In 1816, Congress created the Board of Engineers for fortifications and in . . . — Map (db m129905) HM
Virginia (James City County), Williamsburg — W-42 — Quarterpath Road
James Bray owned land nearby in Middle Plantation by the 1650s, and Quarterpath Road probably began as a horse path to one of Bray’s quarters or farm units. Over the years, the road was improved; it extended to Col. Lewis Burwell’s landing on the . . . — Map (db m130380) HM
Virginia, Newport News — W 102 — George W. Carver High School
African American residents of Warwick County campaigned for new public schools to replace inadequate, overcrowded facilities in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1949 the county opened Carver High School, constructed here at a cost of more than $500,000. The . . . — Map (db m129922) HM
Virginia, Norfolk — 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
Virginia, Norfolk — 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
Virginia, Norfolk — 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
Virginia, Norfolk — 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 person...to emancipate and set free, his or her slaves.” Drake was . . . — Map (db m129584) HM
Virginia, Norfolk — 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
Virginia, Norfolk — 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
Virginia (Norfolk), Norfolk Naval Station — 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
Virginia, Petersburg — QA 38 — Charles Stewart(ca. 1808-After 1884)
Charles Stewart, horseman, was born into slavery near Petersburg and spent part of his childhood on Pocahontas Island. At or about age 12 he was sold to William R. Johnson, one of the foremost figures in horse racing, the America’s most popular . . . — Map (db m130190) HM
Virginia, Petersburg — QA 39 — Lt. Col. Howard Baugh, Tuskegee Airman
Howard Baugh (1920-2008) was born and raised in Petersburg. He graduated from what is now Virginia State University in 1941, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and completed pilot training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in 1942. Deployed to Sicily with the . . . — Map (db m130185) HM WM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Fredericksburg — Chancellorsville Campaign
Early on May 3, 1863, elements of Howard's battered XI Corps retired to this vicinity. As the battle swirled around the Chancellorsville crossroads, one mile to the southwest. Howard's men hastily dug and constructed lines of rifle pits and . . . — Map (db m126607) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Fredericksburg — Union Line Contained Along Mineral Springs Road
The old colonial Mineral Springs Road crossed here running about one mile northeast to Tubal (Spotswood's Furnace) and Scott's Dam Ford on the Rappahannock. The road straddled the ridge between La Roque's Run and Mineral Springs Creek. On May 3 thru . . . — Map (db m126609) HM
Virginia, Virginia Beach — “The Brick Church”
1692
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
Virginia, 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. It’s headquarters was the main building of the former Tidewater Memorial Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium that had opened on . . . — Map (db m129862) HM
Virginia, 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
Virginia, Virginia Beach — Grace White Sherwood1660 - 1740
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Virginia, 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
Virginia, 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
Virginia, 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
Virginia, Virginia Beach — Princess Anne County Courthouse1787
The Princess County Courthouse was located 200 yards northeast of this point at the time of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787. This marker erected by the Constitution’s Celebration Commission of Virginia . . . — Map (db m134627) HM
Virginia, Virginia Beach — Sister CitiesMoss, 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
Virginia, Virginia Beach — KV-27 — Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing
Lord Dunmore, royal governor of Virginia, led a detachment of the British 14th Regiment to this area on 15 Nov. 1775 to disrupt militiamen forming in resistance to royal authority. The Princess Anne militia, waiting in a thicket, fired on the . . . — Map (db m134567) HM
Virginia, 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
Virginia, Virginia Beach — The Trial of 1706
At Witchduck Point, 10am July 10th 1706 Grace Sherwood, the daughter of a carpenter and the wife of a planter in the County of Princess Anne, was accused by neighbors of witchcraft. Grace was tried in the Second Princess Anne Courthouse, found . . . — Map (db m134928) HM
Virginia, Virginia Beach — The Wreck of the Dictator and The Norwegian Lady Statue
On March 27, 1891, the stormy Atlantic Ocean caused the Norwegian bark Dictator to seek haven and repairs in Hampton Roads. Heavily loaded with yellow pine, on a voyage from Pensacola, Florida to England, the Dictator had been damaged by a series of . . . — Map (db m114335) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — W-43 — The Battle of Williamsburg
The Battle of Williamsburg, fought on 5 May 1862, was the first major engagement of the Peninsula Campaign. Union Maj. Gen. Georg B. McClellan, slowly advancing from Hampton Roads toward Richmond, encountered the rear guard of Confederate Gen. . . . — Map (db m130383) HM

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