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

Onancock

 
 
Onancock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Onancock Marker
Inscription. Two miles west is Onancock, founded in 1680. A courthouse was then built and used for a few years. Militia barracks were there in the Revolution. From Onancock, Colonel John Cropper went to the aid of Commodore Whaley in the last naval action of the Revolution, November 30, 1782. Near by is Onley, home of Henry A. Wise, Governor of Virginia, 1856-60.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WY 14.)
 
Location. 37° 41.914′ N, 75° 42.998′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of US 13 and W. Main Street, on the left when traveling north on US 13. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Onancock VA 23417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kerr Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (approx. 2.1 miles away); World Wars I and II (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mary Nottingham Smith High School
Onancock Marker seen looking north along US 13 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2013
2. Onancock Marker seen looking north along US 13
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace of Governor Wise (approx. 2.9 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War I (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Onancock.
 
Also see . . .  Onancock. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Onancock Marker, looking south along US 13 at West Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2013
3. Onancock Marker, looking south along US 13 at West Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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