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Birthplace of General Pick FR-27 | Marker History

Birthplace of General Pick Marker, FR-27

Lt. Gen. Lewis Andrew Pick was born here on November 18, 1890. Educated at Rustburg and at VPI, (where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets), General Pick served in two world wars and in the Korean conflict. Best known as the builder of the 1,030-mile long Ledo Road, used to supply American and Chinese troops in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II, Pick also served as chief of the Army Corps of Engineers before his death in 1956.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1974
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Campbell County
Physical Description of Location: Brookneal, VA 24528. Located on Wickliffe Road (Rt. 40), 0.25 miles southwest of the intersection of Wickliffe Road (Rt. 40) and Lusardi Drive (Hwy 501). Marker is on the right when traveling southwest on Wickliffe Road (Rt. 40).
GPS Location: 37.048863,-78.94047
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