Norfolk County Almshouse

Norfolk County Almshouse (HMPDX)

Location: Chesapeake, VA 23322
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 42.93', W 76° 14.835'

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During the colonial period, the established church cared for the poor as in Great Britain. Beginning in the late 18th century, local governments began to appoint overseers of the poor instead to support indigents with donated funds or house them in facilities built for the purpose. On 18 Dec. 1854, George a. Wilson donated 175 acres here to the Norfolk County overseers for an almshouse. the county cared for its indigent citizens here from 1855 to 1929, when the facility closed and the residents were moved to the Norfolk City Home. The City of Chesapeake Civic Center now stands on the site.
Marker NumberKY-6
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 388609 N 4064037
Decimal Degrees36.71550000, -76.24725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.93', W 76° 14.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 55.80" N, 76° 14' 50.10" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Shea Dr, Chesapeake VA 23322, US
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