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Newport News, Virginia, USA
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Where is Newport News, Virginia, USA? 

Newport News is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Newport News is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is at the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the northern shore of the James River extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads.

The area now known as Newport News was once a part of Warwick County. Warwick County was one of the eight original shires of Virginia, formed by the House of Burgesses in the British Colony of Virginia by order of King Charles I, in 1634. The county was largely composed of farms and undeveloped land until almost 250 years later. In 1881, 15 years of explosive development began under the leadership of Collis P. Huntington, whose new Peninsula Extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from Richmond opened up transportation along the Peninsula and provided a new pathway for the railroad to bring West Virginia bituminous coal to port for coastal shipping and worldwide export. With the new railroad came a terminal and coal piers where the colliers were loaded. Within a few years, Huntington and his associates also built a large shipyard. In 1896, the new incorporated town of Newport News, which had briefly replaced Denbigh as the county seat of Warwick County, had a population of 9,000. In 1958, by mutual consent by referendum, Newport News was consolidated with the former Warwick County (itself a separate city from 1952 to 1958), rejoining the two localities to approximately their pre-1896 geographic size. The more widely known name of Newport News was selected as they formed what was then Virginia's third largest independent city in population.
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1613 - Newport News, Virginia founded

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News  1897 - BIG CONFLAGRATION. THE BURNING OF VESSELS IN PORT AT NEWPORT NEWS.
SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
DAMAGE OF OVER $2,000,000 WAS DONE TO THE SHIPPING IN THE HARBOR, TWO STEAMERS AND A GERMAN SHIP BEING DESTROYED.

Newport News, Va., April 28. - Fire broke out in the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad company's pier No. 5, and before the flames were checked damage to the...Read MORE...



1906
Newport News, a city and port of entry of War wick co., Va., is situated on the N. shore of the estuary of the James River, where it unites with Hampton Roads, 9 miles S. of Old Point Comfort. It is the main eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio R., 75 miles SE. of Richmond. It has extensive...Read MORE...


1928 - November 20 - WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions

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June 2, 1930: Mariners' Museum established in Newport News, Virginia

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1933 - First US aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger launched from Newport News, Virginia

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America/USA  Minnie Gertrude Trinsyer (12 Septemer 1896, Newport News, Virginia, USA - , )
 


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