Brookneal in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of General Pick
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. 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, Korean • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 17 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.