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Statistics & Facts
The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Cape Charles is approximately 1009 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 689 (1990), 516 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cape Charles is 2.082 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.434 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cape Charles to Washington DC is 126 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cape Charles is positioned 37.27 degrees north of the equator and 76.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
Established in 1884, when the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad extended its line southward into Virginia, the town of Cape Charles grew rapidly. Many large homes were constructed to house railroad executives as well as for the expanding merchant class. Most of the structures came into being between 1885 and 1920, thus Cape Charles has probably the largest concentration of late-Victorian and turn of the century buildings on the East Coast. In 1989, the town was designated as an Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register and in 1991 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The settling of Cape Charles
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