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

Spanky's Place

 
 
Spanky's Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
1. Spanky's Place Marker
Inscription.  
Spanky's Place, now an ice cream parlor with a 50's theme, is one of many businesses to occupy this site. These include Michael Thomas's store that sold stoves and propane, Jolly Jim's Restaurant, Nice's Place, and the Roadside Restaurant. It was also the site of the US Post Office in the 1930's.

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Main Ridge, c. 1935
Looking north: on the left, the old Post Office

Nice's Store
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 37° 49.588′ N, 75° 59.527′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and John Al Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16200 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Edward Crockett House (a few steps from this marker); The Joshua Pruitt House
Spanky's Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
2. Spanky's Place Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parson of the Islands (within shouting distance of this marker); The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrt’s (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
Also see . . .  Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center. Find Your Chesapeake website entry (Submitted on August 14, 2017.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 2, 2022