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Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Herndon Parkway

6.5 Miles in Length, Completed in 1997

— Dedicated in Memory of Edward N. Stirewalt —

 
 
The Herndon Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 22, 2018
1. The Herndon Parkway Marker
Inscription.  In 1957, Planning Commission Chairman Edward N. Stirewalt originated the idea for a circular drive around the Town. This concept was placed in the Town's 1958 master plan. Construction began in the 1960's and continued as the Town grew from a settlement of fewer than 2,000 persons to a dynamic community of 20,000 persons. The final section was completed in September 1997. Construction of the Herndon Parkway was made possible by the assistance of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the private development community ad the foresight and perseverance of Herndon's planning commissioners and elected officials over a 40-year period.

By Order of the Town Council of the Town of Herndon, Virginia
October 8, 1997

Mayor Thomas Davis Rust

Carol A. Bruce
Richard F. Downer
William B. Tirrell, Sr.
John M. De Noyer
Dennia D. Husch
Richard C. Thoesen

 
Erected by Town of Herndon, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1997.
 
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58.683′ N, 77° 23.928′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Herndon Parkway east of Crestview Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1022 Crestview Drive, Herndon VA 20170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elwardstone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Herndon Seminary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ferenc Nagy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Herndon School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elden House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Herndon's First Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
The Herndon Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 22, 2018
2. The Herndon Parkway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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