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Ferguson Park

 
 
Ferguson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Ferguson Park Marker
Inscription. To provide emergency accommodation for shipbuilders on the eve of World War II, the U. S. Navy set up a 5,000 person housing development in 1940 on 68 acres between Warwick Road and James River. The first tenants moved into 100 prefab buildings in the fall of 1941. Ferguson Park, which honored Shipyard President Homer L. Ferguson (1873-1953), was vacated and razed beginning Sept. 1, 1965. Nine streets bore names of Newport News-built warships.
 
Erected 1967 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 37° 1.105′ N, 76° 27.199′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Hornet Circle 0.1 miles south of Warwick Boulevard (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in Huntington Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia War Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ferguson Park (about 600 feet away); Pearl Harbor Survivors (about 600 feet away); Lake Biggins (about 700 feet away); Vietnam War Monument
Huntington Park Tennis Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Huntington Park Tennis Center
(about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (about 800 feet away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 0.2 miles away); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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