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Ferguson Park

 
 
Ferguson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Ferguson Park Marker
Inscription.  To provide emergency accommodation for shipbuilders on the eve of World War II, the U. S. Navy set up a 5,000 person housing development in 1940 on 68 acres between Warwick Road and James River. The first tenants moved into 100 prefab buildings in the fall of 1941. Ferguson Park, which honored Shipyard President Homer L. Ferguson (1873-1953), was vacated and razed beginning Sept. 1, 1965. Nine streets bore names of Newport News-built warships.
 
Erected 1967 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 1.19′ N, 76° 27.143′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Biggins Circle, 0.1 miles west of Hornet Circle. This marker is located in Huntington Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M53 Self Propelled Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia War Museum
Huntington Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Huntington Park
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Behemoth in the Field (about 400 feet away); Precursor to the Atomic Age (about 400 feet away); 40mm/56 Quad Mount Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (about 400 feet away); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (about 500 feet away); Four Heroic Chaplains (about 500 feet away); U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 15, 2022