“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

McNeil Drive

McNeil Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 23, 2007
1. McNeil Drive Marker
Inscription. McNeil Drive is named in honor of Samuel P. McNeil, the leading sponsor and founder of WBRA and educational television of Roanoke and Southwest Virginia. Mr. McNeil served as Chairman of WBRA for 25 years from its beginning in 1966 until he retired in 1992. He was a co-founder of the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also served as Chairman of the Roanoke City School Board from 1970 to 1976.
Location. 37° 14.812′ N, 79° 58.31′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Avenue (Virginia Route 720) and McNeil Drive, on the left when traveling east on Colonial Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Western Community College Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fishburne Park Flagpole (approx. half a mile away); A Colonial Ford (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Roanoke Star (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 2.2 miles away); Colonial National Bank Building (approx. 2.4
McNeil Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 23, 2007
2. McNeil Drive Marker
miles away); Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (approx. 2.5 miles away); Roanoke City Market (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roanoke.
Additional comments.
1. About Blue Ridge PBS
Blue Ridge PBS is comprised of WBRA-TV/DT in Roanoke, WSBN-TV/DT in Norton, and WMSY-TV/DT in Marion, VA. Founded in 1967, it is the sole public multimedia enterprise serving 2.5 million individuals in portions of five states.

The station's 26,000 square-mile coverage area includes southwestern Virginia and bordering counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

As the region's storyteller, Blue Ridge PBS offers informational, educational and cultural programming, along with an award-winning local production team devoted to regional issues and interests.

Over 200,000 schoolchildren and their teachers benefit from the station's education services that provide a safe, trusted environment for innovative on-air and online learning.
    — Submitted November 27, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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