Three Hampton Roads history sites to be marked

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Just about every corner of Virginia has historic significance - whether it's a site of a famous battle or the former residence of a groundbreaking musician.

So it shouldn't come as a surprise that 12 new state historic highway markers have been approved, including ones in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

"Markers are a great way to bring people together and make them more aware of the history in their community," department spokesman Randy Jones said.

In Hampton Roads, two new markers will commemorate events from the War of 1812. One will be at Fort Norfolk, which was constructed by 1810 to guard the Elizabeth River approaches to Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Gosport Navy Yard....

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