Copeland - Newsome Park

Copeland - Newsome Park (HM1RZ9)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
Country: United States of America

N 36° 59.802', W 76° 25.419'

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To provide emergency housing for war workers and their families during World War II, the U.S. government constructed a combined 5,200 unit project at Copeland and Newsome Park in 1943 on 1,174 acres between Briarfield Road and 39th Street. This project was reputed to be the largest public housing project in the U.S. during the war. Copeland-Newsome Park honored newspaperman Walter Copeland (1856-1928) and Lawyer Joseph Thomas Newsome (1869-1942).
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HM NumberHM1RZ9
Year Placed1988
Placed ByAmerican Legion Post No. 5 and the Newport News Historical Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 373320 N 4095453
Decimal Degrees36.99670000, -76.42365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.802', W 76° 25.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 48.12" N, 76° 25' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4452-4484 Marshall Ave, Newport News VA 23607, US
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