Sunray

Sunray (HM1GDS)

Location: Chesapeake, VA 23321
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 46.935', W 76° 24.648'

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In 1908, the first long-term Polish settlement in Virginia was established in Norfolk County, now Chesapeake. The Piast colony, named for Poland first royal dynasty, was called Sunray after the Virginia Railway Company depot that opened here in 1910. The immigrants first worked in mines and factories on the East Coast and then moved to this farming community platted by the Southern Homestead Corp. of Norfolk. They had to dig drains and grub the stumps of timbered lands, but soon built prosperous family farms. They maintained ties with the Polish diaspora and continued to be joined by new colonists for decades.
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HM NumberHM1GDS
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Marker NumberK 276
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 374111 N 4071645
Decimal Degrees36.78225000, -76.41080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 46.935', W 76° 24.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 46' 56.1" N, 76° 24' 38.88" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604-644 Homestead Rd, Chesapeake VA 23321, US
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