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Estelle and George Abernathy

The Abernathy Gardens

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 37° 3.557′ N, 76° 29.016′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waters Creek (a few steps from this marker); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. mile away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx.
Abernathy Gardens Sponsor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 28, 2014
2. Abernathy Gardens Sponsor Plaque
mile away); First Baptist Church Morrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hidenwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Capture of the 'Patriot' (approx. 1.2 miles away); Skirmish at Waters Creek (approx. 1.3 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.) 
 
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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.
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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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 30 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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