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A variety of writers and artists have been inspired by the sunny skies and salt infused ocean breezes while strolling down the Virginia Beach boardwalk. The small beach community has grown over the years into a modern, oceanfront resort town. However, just lurking under the surface is a place abounding in history that even natives seem to take for granted. Hampton Roads is the name commonly given to the area, and it includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, and Suffolk. The temperate climate, beautiful natural scenery, and opportunities to explore early American history are some of the main reasons people visit the Virginia oceanfront.
Early Native American History
The Virginia Oceanfront and surrounding areas are known as the nation's birthplace. Even before the first known English settlers landed in Cape Henry in 1607, the Virginia Oceanfront was settled by at least one Native American tribe named Chesepian. The area's Native American heritage lives as its modern day inhabitants adopted the tribal name for a local city named Chesapeake, and many of the Native American artifacts remain there ready to be discovered. Until recently, a privately owned fossil quarry was made available for professional and amateur digs. Finding Native American arrow heads and other implements in the quarry was quite common.
Military History and Modern Navy
Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas have served as important military sites during all the wars fought by America. Every military branch of service is represented by a base, port, or fort within the Hampton Roads area. Revolutionary War and Civil War enthusiasts consider the area a delight to visit because of the military role the area played. Whether battles were fought on American soil or abroad, the area's maritime port has always been considered a prime naval site. Today, the area remains the naval headquarters for the Atlantic fleet and a squadron of famous naval fighter jets.