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

Telegraph here

Western Union

 
 
Telegraph here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Telegraph here Marker
Inscription.  
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: CommunicationsIndustry & 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

The former Western Union, currently home to Chincoteague Island Barbershop image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. The former Western Union, currently home to Chincoteague Island Barbershop
(within shouting distance of 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 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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