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Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, started as a defense for Jamestown in 1609 under the name Fort Algernourne. Later, the fort became a strategic post for the Union during the Civil War. During that war, Fort Monroe became refuge to as many as 10,000 escaped slaves seeking protection in the Union-controlled site. Today, Monroe is home to the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, but is scheduled to close in 2011 as part of the military's Base Realignment and Closure plan. Since that announcement was made two years ago, there has been debate about whether it should be handed over for private development or turned into a national park. Show more »
Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, started as a defense for Jamestown in 1609 under the name Fort Algernourne. Later, the fort became a strategic post for the Union during the Civil War. During that war, Fort Monroe became refuge to as many as 10,000 escaped slaves seeking protection in the Union-controlled site. Today, Monroe is home to the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, but is scheduled to close in 2011 as part of the military's Base Realignment and Closure plan. Since that announcement was made two years ago, there has been debate about whether it should be handed over for private development or turned into a national park. Show more » « Show less

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  • Marstellar sisters top age groups in swimming invitational | Community news

    The Marstellar sisters showed they’re a tough act to beat at the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Summer Madness Long Course Invitational Friday through Sunday. Younger sister Isabel, 10, led the Blue Dolphins’ dynamic duo with wins in six events at...
  • July 8: Join TidewaterBiz for an update on Fort Monroe and the local economy at the beach

    July 8: Join TidewaterBiz for an update on Fort Monroe and the local economy at the beach
    Mark July 8 on your calendar for the next free TidewaterBiz networking event where we'll get an update on Fort Monroe, Hampton economic development and the Hampton Roads economy at the Paradise Ocean Club located on the beach at Fort Monroe. Speakers...
  • Fort Monroe: Costs outpace revenue, taxpayers to pay millions

    Fort Monroe: Costs outpace revenue, taxpayers to pay millions
    Keeping Fort Monroe's beaches, piers and roads open to the public will cost state taxpayers millions of dollars in the coming year. The authority overseeing the property at Old Point Comfort will rely on a $6.7 million General Assembly appropriation...
  • The DP List: Top 6 Virginia beaches for family fun

    Summer temperatures are here and it's time to break out the sand bucket and shovel to head to the beach. Here are six family-friendly Peninsula beaches where you can do more than take a quick dip. Buckroe Beach The largest of the Peninsula beaches,...
  • Fort Monroe: A father's view

    My father is tends to share his opinions frequently, and without solicitation. It's a trait you'll love or hate, depending on how he feels about you. Earlier this month, my parents stayed in downtown Hampton for the evening on their way to the Outer...
  • Fort Monroe Authority to discuss budget Thursday afternoon

    Fort Monroe Authority to discuss budget Thursday afternoon
    The Fort Monroe Authority received close to $5.7 million from the state during the current year to keep the decommissioned Army post maintained and open to the public, according to budget documents the authority's Board of Trustees are expected to discuss...
  • Juneteenth, related events on Peninsula scheduled

     Juneteenth, related events on Peninsula scheduled
    Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States, takes place Thursday, and several local events are scheduled this weekend and in August to mark the occasion. Juneteenth, which takes its name from its date, June 19, commemorates the...
  • June 18 Letters: Mill Creek, minimum wage

    I live on Mill Creek and have so for the past 34 years. My current Hampton real estate taxes are $5,438.44 annually for the privilege to live here and enjoy the waterfront. The City of Hampton has decided to spend $200,000 of our hard-earned tax...
  • Hampton Cup Regatta coming to Mill Creek Aug. 1-3 | Community notebook

    Hampton Cup Regatta coming to Mill Creek Aug. 1-3 | Community notebook
    The Hampton Cup Regatta will celebrate its 89th anniversary when the hydroplane-racing attraction returns to Mill Creek in Hampton from Aug. 1-3. This year’s regatta will serve as host to the Eastern Nationals, with more than 75 hydroplane boats...
  • Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers

    Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers
    For most of us, the mystique and grand beauty of America's rivers are breathtaking. Author Will Daniel pays homage locally with "My Virginia Rivers." This 250-page photography book takes forays into local geography, historical distinctions and ongoing...
  • Happening in Hampton - June 16, 2014 Video

    This week in Hampton, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in town to make an economic development announcement. The Fort Monroe Authority is also schedule to approve a new budget.