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Virginia Historical Markers
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Almost every driver on Virginia’s roadways has seen one. The state sponsored markers are tall, silver historical highway markers. In addition there are historical markers sponsored by municipalities, counties, and various organizations such as the DAR. All together there are many more than 2,000 of them bringing bits of history to motorists in Virginia.
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Virginia Historical MarkersNaval Assault at Drewry’s Bluff

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On May 15, 1862 a small federal fleet including the ironclads, the Monitor, the Galena, and three wooden war ships sailed up the James River to try to enter the Confederate capital at Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/7/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersOsborne Landing

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Osborne Landing was located near here along the north bank of the James River across from the Village of Osborne in Chesterfield County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/1/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersBrook Road

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According to tradition, the Marquis de Lafayette marched his colonial troops from the north into Richmond on portions of present-day Brook Road late in April 1781.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/1/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersFort Loudoun

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Here in May 1756, overlooking the frontier town of Winchester, construction began on Fort Loudoun during the period of the French and Indian War (Seven Year’s War in Europe).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersPatsy Cline: Country Music Singer

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley), world-famous singer, lived in this house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersCapture of Star Fort

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The fort on the hilltop to the southwest, known as Star Fort, was taken by Colonel Schoonmaker of Sheridan’s Army in the Battle of September 19, 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersBattle of Kernstown

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On the hill to the west, Stonewall Jackson late in the afternoon of March 23, 1862 attacked the Union force under Shields holding Winchester.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersPatrick Napier, Colonial Surgeon

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Nearby lived “Patrick Napier of Queenes Creek in the County of Yorke chirurgeon,” one of the earliest surgeons of Scottish descent in Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersFrench Troops At Jamestown

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On 2 Sept. 1781, about 3,000 French troops of the Gatinois, Agenois, and Touraine Regiments arrived at Jamestown from the West Indies.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersLafayette's Visit

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On behalf of a grateful nation, President James Monroe invited the Marquis de Lafayette to visit the United States, his adopted country.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersArgall Town

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About 1617, Deputy Governor Samuel Argall established a settlement on 300 acres near here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersBlockhouses Near Jamestown

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In the first few years of the English settlement at Jamestown, colonists built small, isolated, fortified structures—called blockhouses—around the perimeter of the main settlement to provide refuges, observation posts, and rallying points in the case of attack.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps-Company 1371

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersEarly Land Patent

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Argoll Yeardley patented 4000 acres of land, known as Tyndall's Neck, here on the north side of Charles (now York) River, October 12, 1640.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersGloucester Point

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Known first as Tyndall's Point. The colonists built a fort here in 1667.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersLeesylvania

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Located along the Potomac River between Nebasco and Powells creeks and extending inland to include lands west of U.S. Route 1, this vast tract was patented in 1658 by Gervais Dodson.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersToppahanock Indian Village

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In this region near the Rappahannock River once stood the Rappahannock Indian village of Toppahanock. When John Smith explored this region in 1607 and 1608, he found fourteen Rappahannock villages along both banks of the river.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/18/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersHeadquarters, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, U. S. Army

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The splendid natural harbor of Hampton Roads served the nation as a military port of embarkation in the Spanish American War and two World Wars. In World War 1, headquarters were set up at Newport News on July 11, 1917, and vast shipments of troops and materiel were processed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersWilliam Moore Tidewater Musician

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William “Bill” Moore was born in Georgia in 1893. Nearby stood his home and barbershop. Paramount recorded Moore in Chicago in 1928 and released eight songs, some of the earliest by an African American folk performer from Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersHuntersville Rosenwald School

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The Huntersville School was built in 1930-31 as a Rosenwald School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersFirst Peninsula Defense Line

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Earthworks on the hillside above mark the southernmost of three fortified cross-peninsula defense lines built by Confederate Gen. John B. Magruder in the spring of 1862

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Virginia Historical MarkersWarwick Courthouse

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By tradition, early Warwick County court sessions were held under a large elm tree at nearby Richneck Plantation, home of Col. Miles Cary, Jr. In 1810, Warwick’s first brick courthouse was built on this Denbigh site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Virginia Historical MarkersFort Eustis

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Fort Eustis is named for a native Virginian, Gen. Abraham Eustis (1786 – 1843), a commander of Fort Monroe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersMulberry Point

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Mulberry Point is situated on the James River, on the grounds of present-day Fort Eustis.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: never

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Virginia Historical MarkersLee’s Mill

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Lee’s Mill, a pre-war tide mill, formed part of Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder’s second Peninsula defensive line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/16/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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