Camp Alexander

Camp Alexander (HMRMO)

Location: Newport News, VA 23605
Country: United States of America

N 37° 0.536', W 76° 26.263'

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Camp Alexander was created from a portion of Camp Hill between Warwick and Jefferson Avenues on Aug. 15, 1918. Part of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, it quartered Black stevedore regiments and labor battalions. Named for 2nd Lt. John Hawks Alexander, U.S. Army. Graduating in 1887, he was the second Black graduate of West Point. He served with the 9th Cavalry on the frontier, then as Prof. of Military Science at Wiberforce University.
Year Placed1985
Placed ByNewport News Historical Committee
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372088 N 4096829
Decimal Degrees37.00893333, -76.43771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.536', W 76° 26.263'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 32.16" N, 76° 26' 15.78" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604 Hilton Blvd, Newport News VA 23605, US
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