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

Estelle and George Abernathy

The Abernathy Gardens

 
 
Estelle and George Abernathy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
1. Estelle and George Abernathy Marker
Inscription.  For 53 years they defined the meaning of community involvement in the City of Newport News. Both George and Estell were pivotal in the growth and development of the community.

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 & PoliticsHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 37° 3.557′ N, 76° 29.016′ W. Marker is in Warwick in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Warwick Boulevard (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Abernathy Gardens Sponsor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
2. Abernathy Gardens Sponsor Plaque
. 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); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. half a mile away); USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of George Abernathy. Warwick City's first and only mayor. (Submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Estelle and George Abernathy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
3. Estelle and George Abernathy Marker
Causey's Mill Park/Abernathy Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
4. Causey's Mill Park/Abernathy Gardens
The Labyrinth image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
5. The Labyrinth
The labyrinth is the gift of The Huntington Garden Club in memory of its past members whose dedication, hard work, civic commitment and love of beauty resulted in the receipt of The Massie Medal for Distinguished Achievement from The Garden Club of Virginia in 1962.
An Ancient Symbol image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
6. An Ancient Symbol
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol relating to wholeness with a circle and spiral path leading to the center point. It has no dead ends and requires no decisions to be made - the way in is the way out.
Walking the path allows quiet contemplation to fully experience nature in a garden setting.
The Labyrinth image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
7. The Labyrinth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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