The Hopeton Passenger Station
Eastern Shore Railway Museum
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 Americans • Railroads & 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.
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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.