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Near New Kent in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harold J. Neale

Rest Area

 
 
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By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
1. Harold J. Neale Marker
Inscription.  Virginia’s first State Highway Landscape Engineer - Mr. Neale served in theat position from 1930 to 1957 and was recognized nationally as a pioneer in roadside and rest area development. This facility is dedicated in his honor by a grateful Commonwealth.
 
Erected 1978 by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 37° 29.825′ N, 77° 2.603′ W. Marker is near New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Interstate 64 2 miles east of exit 211, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the eastbound New Kent East Coast Gateway Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Kent VA 23124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Harold J. Neale (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Poindexter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Criss Cross Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); John William Dunjee (1833-1903) (approx. 1.4 miles away);
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By Kevin W., September 27, 2014
2. Harold J. Neale Marker
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Arnold Stansley (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); The White House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
 
Regarding Harold J. Neale. Prior to becoming Virginia's first landscape engineer, Harold J. Neale had previously been City Forester and Superintendent of Parks in Worcester, Massachusetts and landscape architect and general superintendent of the Audubon Park Commission at New Orleans.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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