Warwick in 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 37° 3.557′ N, 76° 29.016′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. It is in Warwick. Marker can be reached from Warwick Boulevard (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. 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. Waters Creek (a few steps from this marker); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Spanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walking Beam and A-Frame (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sloop La Nube (approx. 0.4 miles away); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.