Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Historic District
The Great Bridge over the Canal
|Location||Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake (Independent city), Virginia|
|Coordinates||36°43′34″N 76°6′33″W / 36.72611°N 76.10917°WCoordinates: 36°43′34″N 76°6′33″W / 36.72611°N 76.10917°W|
|Area||1,704 acres (690 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||04000035|
|Added to NRHP||February 11, 2004|
|Designated VLR||December 3, 2002|
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.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
- Dictionary of American History, by James Truslow Adams, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- 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