Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Joshua Pruitt House
The Joshua Pruitt House is one of the oldest on Tangier.
Joshua Pruitt (1866-1949) and his wife Amanda took in boarders, teachers, and held worship services in their front yard.
Pruitt traveled to Washington, DC, during the Great Depression, knocked on the front door of the White House and was granted an audience with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
Location. 37° 49.565′ N, 75° 59.521′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Twin John Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edward Crockett House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mobile Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanky's Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peter Dise House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Parson of the Islands (about 400 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 376 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.