Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal

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Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Historic District
Great Bridge, Bridge (080115-A-5177B-001).jpg
The Great Bridge over the Canal
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal is located in Virginia
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal is located in the US
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
Location Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake (Independent city), Virginia
Coordinates 36°43′34″N 76°6′33″W / 36.72611°N 76.10917°W / 36.72611; -76.10917Coordinates: 36°43′34″N 76°6′33″W / 36.72611°N 76.10917°W / 36.72611; -76.10917
Area 1,704 acres (690 ha)
Built 1775
NRHP Reference # 04000035[1]
VLR # 131-5333
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 11, 2004
Designated VLR December 3, 2002[2]

The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal was built by a corporation in 1856-1860 to afford inland navigation between the Chesapeake Bay and the Albemarle Sound. It is really two canals, thirty miles (50 km) apart, one eight and one-half miles (13.7 km) long, connecting the Elizabeth River with the North Landing River in Virginia, and the other five and one-half miles (8.9 km) long, connecting the Currituck Sound with the North River in North Carolina.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

Sources[edit]

  • Dictionary of American History, by James Truslow Adams, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Geoffrey Henry (July 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos and Accompanying maps