Va. Beach considers preserving historic Kempsville

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Associated Press

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 7:53 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH(AP) -- Virginia Beach officials are looking at preserving the historic Kempsville area.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the city has proposed spending $2.6 million to buy land for public space and future development. The money also would be used to install signs for a history walking trail and create a kayak launch on a tributary of the Elizabeth River.

Kempsville served as the hub of Princess Anne County in the 18th century. The area was also the site of a Revolutionary War skirmish that resulted in the war's first Virginia casualty.

 

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