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

The Hopeton Passenger Station

Eastern Shore Railway Museum

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. The Hopeton Passenger Station Marker
Inscription.  
The Hopeton Passenger Station was donated to the Town of Parksley in 1988 by Nancy Shields for use as a museum. It has been relocated on the foundation of the 1906 Parksley Station and restored through the efforts of the Friends of the Eastern Shore Railway Museum.

The structure, the centerpiece of the museum consists of the Agent's Office in the middle with the passenger waiting rooms on either end. Stations south of the Mason-Dixon Line normally had segregated waiting rooms for white and "Colored" passengers.

The station was dedicated in October of 1988 to the memory of former Mayor H. Wendell Thornton.
 
Erected by Eastern Shore Railway Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 47.015′ N, 75° 39.201′ W. Marker is in Parksley, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunne Avenue and County Road T-1804, on the right when traveling south on Dunne Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parksley VA 23421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

The Hopeton Passenger Station image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. The Hopeton Passenger Station
within walking distance of this marker. Barber Shop Bench (a few steps from this marker); The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley (a few steps from this marker); This corner portion of the brick foundation (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Is Never Free (a few steps from this marker); You Are Not Forgotten (a few steps from this marker); Diner #6061 (a few steps from this marker); Maintenance-of-Way Tool Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Class X23 Box Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parksley.
 
Additional keywords. Jim Crow South
 
 
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 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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