Main Street

Main Street (HMWIF)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.755', W 76° 17.49'

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In his 1680 survey of the site that was to become the Town of Norfolk, Lower Norfolk County surveyor John Ferebee laid out the principal street along a ridge of high land extending from Foure Farthing Pointe (Town Point Park) to Dun-in-the-Mire (Harbor Park). Originally called Front Street, it is now Main Street. The first house was built by mariner Peter Smith in 1683 on a lot at the southwest corner of Main Street and Market Place. The country courthouse was located on the north side of the street in 1694. Main Street today follows its original corridor. The street was widened in 1782, trolley cars were introduced in 1894, and Belgian block paving was installed in 1897. Throughout its history, Main Street has been the center of community activities in Norfolk. Following a period of decline and the "Honky Tonk" era of World War II, the redevelopment of the 1960's through the 1990's has returned Main Street to its traditional role as the economic heart of the city.
Placed ByCity of Norfolk
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384853 N 4078557
Decimal Degrees36.84591667, -76.29150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.755', W 76° 17.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 45.30" N, 76° 17' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Martins Ln, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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