Inscription. Two miles west is Onancock, founded in 1680. A courthouse was then built and used for a few years. Militia barracks were there in the Revolution. From Onancock, Colonel John Cropper went to the aid of Commodore Whaley in the last naval action of the Revolution, November 30, 1782. Near by is Onley, home of Henry A. Wise, Governor of Virginia, 1856-60.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
|1. Onancock Marker|
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WY 14.)
Location. 37° 41.914′ N, 75° 42.998′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of US 13 and W. Main Street, on the left when traveling north on US 13. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Onancock VA 23417, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Kerr Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (approx. 2.1 miles away); World Wars I and II (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mary Nottingham Smith High School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace of Governor Wise (approx. 2.9 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War I (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Onancock.
Also see . . . Onancock. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 601 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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