The origin of this building is unknown, but was moved to this location to be used for a Western Union Telegraph office in 1896. Next door is the Boatman Bank and across the street stood the Atlantic Hotel.
Visitors, ferried from the mainland, would have walked the promenade from the dock to their room at the Atlantic Hotel, and ventured across the street to send a telegram home declaring their arrival on beautiful Chincoteague Island
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 56.05′ N, 75° 22.634′ W. Marker is in Chincoteague, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Street just west of Mumford Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4073 Main St, Greenbackville VA 23356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chincoteague Island Library (a few steps from this marker); So Terribly Helpless (within shouting distance of this marker); Boats and Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker); You Had to Keep On
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 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.