Newport News

Newport News (HMMOP)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.64', W 76° 25.85'

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This area was first referred to a "Newportes Newes" as early as 1619, and the first known English settler lived here in 1621. Several Civil War engagements took place here including the Battle of the Ironclads and the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Newport News remained a small community until the late 19th century when it became the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. was founded here in 1886. Newport News was established as a town in 1880 and became a city in 1896. It served as the headquarters of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation in World Wars I and II.
Marker NumberW 76
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372648 N 4093314
Decimal Degrees36.97733333, -76.43083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.64', W 76° 25.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 38.40" N, 76° 25' 51.00" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 190-262 25th St, Newport News VA 23607, US
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