Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Estelle and George Abernathy
The Abernathy Gardens
George was Chairman of Riverside Hospital Board of Trustees, chairman of the Warwick County Board of Supervisors, and served as the first and only Mayor of Warwick City. He was instrumental in the consolidation of Warwick City and Newport News.
Estelle was instrumental in the beautification of Patrick Henry Hospital and served in leadership positions on the Board of Directors. Her focus was on patient advocacy as well as fund raising efforts through her lectures throughout the country on herbs. She was a member and sponsor of several garden clubs on the Peninsula.
Location. 37° 3.557′ N, 76° 29.016′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Warwick Boulevard (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waters Creek (a few steps from this marker); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. First Baptist Church Morrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hidenwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Capture of the 'Patriot' (approx. 1.2 miles away); Skirmish at Waters Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
Also see . . . Biography of George Abernathy. Warwick City's first and only mayor. (Submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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