Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Parson of the Islands
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-22.)
Location. 37° 49.627′ N, 75° 59.516′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Pondarosa Road and Twin John Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Click for map. Marker faces the post office at Swain United Methodist Church. 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. Tangier Island (here, next to Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrt’s (a few steps from this marker); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (a few steps from this marker); Gladstone Memorial Health Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Double Six (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site of New Testament Congregation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Albion (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tangier.
Also see . . . The Parson of the Islands: The Life and Times of Joshua Thomas. 2001 book by Adam Wallace on Amazon.com. “This biography of the Rev. Joshua Thomas, embraces sketches of his contemporaries, and remarkable camp meeting scenes, revival incidents and reminiscences of the introduction of Methodism on the islands of the Chesapeake and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. Includes fascinating details of the occupation of Tangier Island and Harbor by a large British fleet during the War of 1812.” (Submitted on September 11, 2016.)
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016.