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Norfolk City Historical Markers

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

Norfolk City Historical Markers

Norfolk Churches
Bank Street Baptist Church
The Bank Street Baptist Church was built on this site in 1802 as a Presbyterian church. In 1840 it was purchased by a group of free blacks to serve th... [click for more]

Norfolk Schools
Navy Mess Attendant School
From 1933 to 1942, Navy recruits of African descent attended this school, located in barracks at Unit K-West and later at B-East. Advancement opportun... [click for more]

Norfolk General Interest
Birthplace of Naval Aviation
On 14 Nov. 1910, off Old Point Comfort across the harbor from here, the U.S. Navy demonstrated that airplanes could be launched from ships. Flying a C... [click for more]

First Flight Ship to Shore
On 14 November, 1910, Eugene Ely in a Curtiss built Hudson Flyer, utilizing a specially constructed platform with an uptilt at the end, took off from ... [click for more]

Hospital of Saint Vincent DePaul
Founded in 1855, the Hospital of Saint Vincent DePaul was Norfolk's first civilian hospital. Located two blocks south at the corner of Church and Wood... [click for more]

Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk
Near here Major-General John E. Wool, on May 10, 1862, landed with 6000 Union troops. President Lincoln, Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, a... [click for more]

Naval Aviation Depot~Norfolk
The depot began in 1917 as part of the Naval Air Detachment of six canvas hangars servicing seven seaplanes. Before the depot closed in 1996, its name... [click for more]

New Town
New Town once stood to the south along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. The community was laid out in 1697 and General Assembly established ... [click for more]

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
These gardens were conceived by City Manager Thomas Thompson during the Great Depression. His idea was executed by city gardener Frederic Heutte; note... [click for more]

Norfolk Light Artillery Blues
Here from 1914 to 1961 stood the third armory of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues (Battery B, 111th Field Artillery, Virginia National Guard) formed ... [click for more]

Operation Torch, 1942
The first major amphibious action of World War II was planned near here in the Nansemond Hotel, Hdq. of Amphibious Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. An Army-... [click for more]

Susan Constant Shrine
This shrine commemorates the Susan Constant, the flagship of the fleet that carried the first English settlers to Virginia in 1607. The Susan Constant... [click for more]