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

Chincoteague Island Library

Historic Landmark

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Chincoteague Island Library Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1887, this Queen Anne style commercial building was originally the O.M. Jones Drug Store. In 1908, the building became Wallace "Tig" Jester's barber shop. For 75 years, Tig offered a shave, haircut, and gathering place for island men. In 1983, the Citizens' League raised funds to save the building. Moved to its present location in 1990, the building was renovated and opened as the Chincoteague Island Library on July 4, 1995.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1995.
 
Location. 37° 56.052′ N, 75° 22.624′ W. Marker is in Chincoteague, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Mumford Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4077 Main St, Chincoteague Island VA 23336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. So Terribly Helpless (a few steps from this marker); Boats and Bridges (a few steps from this marker); You Had to Keep On (a few steps from this marker);
Chincoteague Island Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. Chincoteague Island Library Marker
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Telegraph here (a few steps from this marker); Misty of Chincoteague (within shouting distance of this marker); Chincoteague's Front Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Dollars from Decoys (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fish So Fine (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chincoteague.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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