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Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands — Caribbean Region (Atlantic Ocean)
 

Crofton Coverley House

 
 
Crofton Coverley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Crofton Coverley House Marker
Inscription. Mr. William Burton Astwood built this house in the 1870, yet he never lived in it himself. Currently it is occupied by his grandson, Mr.XXXX Crofton, who is the oldest citizen at the age of 91. Mr. Crofton has lived there all his married life. The name Astwood, like Coverley, Hawkins and Grant, is an old Grand Turk family name of a one-time salt merchant and proprietor. Mr. Astwood was the foremost importer and seller of liquor of his day. This property was acquired by Mr. Crofton's father who was the local money-lender of the day. From here he sold various hardware items such as paint, nails, iron rods and even boats. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Location. 21° 28.22′ N, 71° 8.831′ W. Marker is in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cockburn Town, Grand Turk 00109-9000, Turks and Caicos Islands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant Building (here, next to this marker); Timco (a few steps from this marker); Todds (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Mason's Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunnyside (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of the West
Crofton Coverley House and Marker, along Front Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
2. Crofton Coverley House and Marker, along Front Street
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miramar (about 180 meters away); Victoria Public Library (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Cockburn Town.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Crofton Coverley House with Marker, seen under right window image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
3. Crofton Coverley House with Marker, seen under right window
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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