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Poquoson, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

What Is A Dairy?

 
 
What Is A Dairy? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
1. What Is A Dairy? Marker
Inscription.  Dairies were used to keep milk, butter, cream and cheese cool until they are needed. During the summer milk and dairy products would be placed in about 8" of water to keep them cool. It is estimated that the museum dairy was built in the early 1900's.
 
Erected by Poquoson Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
Location. 37° 7.673′ N, 76° 21.983′ W. Marker is in Poquoson, Virginia. Marker is on Poquoson Avenue (Virginia Route 171) east of Virginia Route 171, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 968 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson VA 23662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dryden Farmhouse (here, next to this marker); John Deere Tractor (here, next to this marker); Tom Hunt Store (a few steps from this marker); Barn (a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake Bay Two Log Canoe (a few steps from this marker); Wash House Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Miss Becky's Store
The Dairy image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
2. The Dairy
(within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Three Sisters Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poquoson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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