Cape Charles

Cape Charles (HMX0N)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.089', W 76° 0.481'

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The Town of Cape Charles was founded in 1884 by Alexander Cassatt and William L. Scott as the southern terminusof the New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad. The extension of tracks south from Maryland to Cape Charles opened the Northeastern markets to Eastern Shore seafood and farm produce. Using railcar barges and passenger steamers, the new port established a link to Norfolk. Cape Charles enjoyed rapid growth and soon became the commercial and residential center of Northampton County. The old town historic district, with its many Victorian style residences, is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHMX0N
Marker NumberWY-4
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Places
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 410625 N 4125095
Decimal Degrees37.26815000, -76.00801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.089', W 76° 0.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 5.34" N, 76° 0' 28.86" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-824 Randolph Ave, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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