Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
It was the first house to have chain link fence, starting a trend to replace wooden picket fencing with the modern fencing chosen by the then preacher. The current trend is a return to the more traditional picket fence.
At the far end of Parsonage Lane is the Annie Parks House, also moved from Canaan in the early 1920's.
Location. 37° 49.741′ N, 75° 59.56′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Parsonage Lane (Virginia Route T-1310) 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. Welcome To Historic Tangier Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ice Cream Stand (about 300 feet away); Fort Albion (about 300 feet away); Former Site of New Testament Congregation (about 400 feet away); Tangier Harbor (about 400 feet away); The Double Six (about 500 feet away); Gladstone Memorial Health Center (about 600 feet away); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tangier.
More about this marker. On the marker is a picture of Miss Annie Parks, as she appeared in National Geographic, 1973.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 288 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.