The Cedar

The Cedar (HM1NX)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
Country: United States of America

N 36° 50.81', W 76° 17.646'

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A cedar tree near this location, then known as Foure Farthing Pointe, was described in the original patent defining the western boundary of the 50 acres that comprised Norfolk Town. In August 1680 John Ferebee, surveyor for Lower Norfolk County, was instructed to survey a town site on the Elizabeth River. This was completed in October 1680, but it was not until August 1682 that the county, through its agents Anthony Lawson and William Robinson, bought the town site from Nicholas Wise, a shipwright. The price was ten thousand pounds of tobacco. The surveyed town site extended eastward from this point along Main Street, formerly Front Street, on a ridge of high land to Dun-in-the-Mire, generally where Harbor Park is now located. The other principal road, "the road that leadeth out of town," went north from the current intersection of Main Street and St. Paul's Boulevard. The original town site was laid out with half acre lots for houses and businesses. The lots were priced at 100 pounds of tobacco.
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HM NumberHM1NX
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail series
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Placed ByCity of Norfolk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384622 N 4078662
Decimal Degrees36.84683333, -76.29410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.81', W 76° 17.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 48.60" N, 76° 17' 38.76" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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