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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Hilton Village
 
Hilton Village Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Hilton Village Marker
 
Inscription. The nation's first Federal war-housing project, this planned community was sponsored by the U. S. Shipping Board and the Newport News Shipyard on the site of J. Pembroke Jones' Warwick County farm "Hilton". It was opened July 7, 1918, and sold to private owners after World War I. Street names in the 100-acre tract of former pine woods containing 500 English village-type houses honor government and shipyard officials.
 
Erected 1967 by Woman's Club of Hilton Village.
 
Location. 37° 1.94′ N, 76° 27.642′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Warwick Boulevard (U.S. 60) and Main Street (Virginia Route 152), on the right when traveling east on Warwick Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, as the crow flies. WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Behemoth in the Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ferguson Park (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Ferguson Park (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Warwick Blvd & Main St Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Warwick Blvd & Main St
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Hilton Village Historic District (pdf file). National Register of Historic places (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Historic Hilton Village. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Hilton Village. Newport News Public Library System (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 482 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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