Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Down Hilda Crockett Lane is the site of the former Tangier Opera House, where the first movie on the island was screened in 1908, and where the wireless staion (1909 - 1913) was located.
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
Location. 37° 49.518′ N, 75° 59.51′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Ridge Road just north of Hilda Crockett Lane. 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. The Peter Dise House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doctor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mobile Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parson of the Islands Tangier Island (about 700 feet away); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrtís (about 700 feet away); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tangier.
More about this marker. In the upper left of the marker is a picture of the Chesapeake Hotel in 1949. In the center right of the marker is a picture of Hilda Crockett-Bodine in 1959. In the lower left of the marker is a picture of an old brochure advertising "Hilda Corkett's Chesapeake House, Established 1927" and catering "To The Stranger Who Walks Our Shores."
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.