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

“The Bear and the Cub”

 
 
"The Bear and the Cub" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. "The Bear and the Cub" Marker
Inscription. Probable site of Fowkes’ Tavern where this first recorded play in English America was performed August 27, 1665.
 
Erected 1988 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number WY 18.)
 
Location. 37° 38.123′ N, 75° 48.364′ W. Marker is in Pungoteague, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Bobtown Road Rt 178 0.2 miles north of St. George Circle, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pungoteague VA 23422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named “The Bear and the Cub” (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oak Grove Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Occohannock Indians (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 6 miles away); Historic Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (approx. 6.1 miles away); World Wars I and II (approx. 6.1 miles away); Kerr Place (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Finding the site of the first play in English America. How this marker led to a two-year search for the facts surrounding this obscure event.
“The Bear and the Cub” Marker, currently off its post image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. “The Bear and the Cub” Marker, currently off its post
The article, by Joel Eis, MFA, was originally posted on July 2, 2002. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEntertainment
 
“The Bear and the Cub” Marker, looking north along Bobtown Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. “The Bear and the Cub” Marker, looking north along Bobtown Road
“The Bear and the Cub” Marker, seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. “The Bear and the Cub” Marker, seen today
Field where Fowkes' Tavern stood. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
5. Field where Fowkes' Tavern stood.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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