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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hilton Village

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Hilton Village Marker
Inscription.  The nation's first Federal war-housing project, this planned community was sponsored by the U. S. Shipping Board and the Newport News Shipyard on the site of J. Pembroke Jones' Warwick County farm "Hilton". It was opened July 7, 1918, and sold to private owners after World War I. Street names in the 100-acre tract of former pine woods containing 500 English village-type houses honor government and shipyard officials.
 
Erected 1967 by Woman's Club of Hilton Village.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, World IWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 1.94′ N, 76° 27.642′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Warwick Boulevard (U.S. 60) and Main Street (Virginia Route 152), on the right when traveling east on Warwick Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Carver High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (approx.
Warwick Blvd & Main St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Warwick Blvd & Main St
0.9 miles away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Behemoth in the Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors (approx. 0.9 miles away); Virginia War Museum (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Hilton Village. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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