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Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Double Six

 
 
The Double Six Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
1. The Double Six Marker
Inscription. The Double Six Sandwich Shop is where the watermen meet at 3:00 AM for "smokes and coffee" before heading down to the docks to the day's work.

Named for the game of Dominos, the shop is open for sandwiches year-round, and was often considered a "men's only" meeting spot. It was featured in the 1973 National Geographic article on the island and in the 1995 Bell Atlantic TV commercials filmed on Tangier.

This building now rests on its third site. It was originally the "engine room" for the church, supplying the requisite power and housing mechanical equipment. It was then moved across the street to what was then the front yard of the telephone company building. From there, it was moved to its present location to become the Double Six.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.664′ N, 75° 59.528′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Williard's Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tangier VA 23440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gladstone Memorial Health Center (a few steps from
The Double Six Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
2. The Double Six Marker
this marker); Former Site of New Testament Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Albion (within shouting distance of this marker); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice Cream Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrtís (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tangier.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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