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Chesapeake City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Chesapeake

Chesapeake City Historical Markers

Chesapeake Churches
St. Bride’s Church
At this point stood St. Bride's Church, the Parish Church of St. Bride's Parish which was established in 1761. The church, sometimes known as Northwes... [click for more]

Chesapeake Historic Homes & Houses
Norfolk County Almshouse
During the colonial period, the established church cared for the poor as in Great Britain. Beginning in the late 18th century, local governments began... [click for more]

Chesapeake General Interest
Battle of Great Bridge
In this vicinity, in 1775, was the southern end of a causeway, with bridges, by which the swamp and stream were crossed. Here William Woodford's Virgi... [click for more]

Craney Island
Seven miles northeast in the Elizabeth River is Craney Island, a landmark of two wars. During the War of 1812, the British attacked its fortifications... [click for more]

Dale Point
Just north is the birthplace of Commodore Richard Dale (6 Nov 175-26 Feb 1826). He served on the United States brigantine Lexington. The British captu... [click for more]

Fort Nelson
On the site of Portsmouth Naval Hospital stood Fort Nelson. There, Virginia's Revolutionary government late in 1776 constructed the fort of timber and... [click for more]

Herring (Heron) Ditch
Herring Ditch was one of many ditches that connected with the Dismal Swamp Canal. Ditches were used to transport goods to the canal, allow access to s... [click for more]

North West Canal
Approved by the Virginia General Assembly in 1818, the North West Canal was constructed by the Dismal Swamp Canal Company between 1828 and 1830. The c... [click for more]

In 1908, the first long-term Polish settlement in Virginia was established in Norfolk County, now Chesapeake. The Piast colony, named for Poland'... [click for more]