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Brookneal in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of General Pick

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, March 30, 2013
1. Birthplace of General Pick Marker
Inscription. Lt. Gen. Lewis Andrew Pick was born here on November 18, 1890. Educated at Rustburg and at VPI, (where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets), General Pick served in two World Wars and in the Korean Conflict. Best known as the builder of the 1,030-mile long Ledo Road, used to supply American and Chinese troops in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II, Pick also served as Chief of the Army Corp of Engineers before his death in 1956.
 
Erected 1974 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number FR-27.)
 
Location. 37° 2.93′ N, 78° 56.427′ W. Marker is in Brookneal, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of Wickliffe Road (Virginia Route 40) and Pick Street, on the right when traveling east on Wickliffe Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookneal VA 24528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. ¼ mile away); Campbell County / Halifax County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hat Creek Church (approx.
Birthplace of General Pick Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 30, 2013
2. Birthplace of General Pick Marker
2.4 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 3.1 miles away); Halifax Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); Shady Grove (approx. 10.9 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Brookneal.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Colonel Pick was assigned to the China Burma India Theater of World War II in October 1943, replacing Brigadier General John C. Arrowsmith as Chief Road Engineer. He oversaw construction of the Ledo Road in British Raj India and Burma. His driving force enabled the difficult task to be completed in two and a half years. His men nicknamed the road ‘Pick’s Pike’.” (Submitted on April 14, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, World IWar, World II
 
General Lewis A. Pick image. Click for full size.
U.S. Army via Wikipedia Commons
3. General Lewis A. Pick
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By J. J. Prats, March 30, 2013
4. Birthplace of General Pick
Just around the corner on Pick Street. This is a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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