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Lake Biggins

 
 
Lake Biggins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
1. Lake Biggins Marker
Inscription.  Formed in 1924 when Huntington Park was established. This lake was popularly known as Lake Biggins by action of the Newport News City Council May 14, 1979. The lake became officially named to honor this dedicated public servant.

Joseph Charles Biggins, 1898-1978
City Manager, City of Newport News, 1925-1965
 
Erected 1979 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1979.
 
Location. 37° 1.048′ N, 76° 27.314′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Riverpark Road and Biggins Circle, on the left when traveling north. The 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. Heading Out (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferguson Park (about 700 feet away); 21 cm Mörser (about 700 feet away); Virginia War Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors
Lake Biggins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
2. Lake Biggins Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); 40mm/56 Quad Mount Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); M53 Self Propelled Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Lake Biggins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
3. Lake Biggins
Lake Biggins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
4. Lake Biggins Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022