Gregory Cherry Historical

Gregory Cherry Historical (HM1UR1)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
Country: United States of America

N 36° 58.983', W 76° 25.28'

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1955-2007

Gregory Cherry was a man whose love for Newport News and the Southeast Community expressed itself in many ways. He served in the United States Army as an NCO Congressional Escort and in the prestigious Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. He returned to give back to the community in 1995. As a municipal employee, he was and ambassador in his promotion of tourism and city history. His passion for Civil War re-enacting led to his 2000 purchase and operation of the historic James A. Fields House as an African American heritage museum. Cherry's vision included revitalizing the Southeast Community's retail district through economic development, bringing unity to the community, mentoring young people, sharing his musical talents and in the words of Isaiah, being "the restorer of paths to dwell in."
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HM NumberHM1UR1
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 373503 N 4093936
Decimal Degrees36.98305000, -76.42133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.983', W 76° 25.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 58.98" N, 76° 25' 16.8" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 613 27th St, Newport News VA 23607, US
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