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

Tom Hunt Store

 
 
Tom Hunt Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
1. Tom Hunt Store Marker
Inscription.  Odd, Va., a small town within the Poquoson district of York County was established on May 27, 1904. It is said to have gotten it's name from the Odd Fellow Hall of York Lodge No. 89 which the people from the postal service first occupied. A shingle was tacked up on the front of the building that simply read "Odd, Virginia". Thus the new town had a name and a post office was born. It was located where Poquoson Avenue intersected with the newly named Odd Road. Mrs. Sarah (Sadie) E. Hunt, was appointed as Odd's first Postmistress. The post office was located in her husband's store, The Tom Hunt Store. Thomas Hunt, played the role of postmaster for 29 years and many residents never realized he was only acting for Mrs. Hunt. In 2001, the Tom Hunt Store was donated to the Poquoson Museum by local residents, and the next year the museum inquired and received notification that the building was eligable to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. To meet requirements from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and with the help of grants from Virginia Department of Transportation, the Hunt Store was moved to its present location,
Tom Hunt Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
2. Tom Hunt Store Marker
on a main road intersecting with a side street.
 
Erected by Poquoson Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
 
Location. 37° 7.668′ N, 76° 21.976′ W. Marker is in Poquoson, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Poquoson Avenue (Virginia Route 171) 0.1 miles east of Virginia Route 171, on the left when traveling west. 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. Barn (here, next to this marker); John Deere Tractor (here, next to this marker); Wash House Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake Bay Two Log Canoe (a few steps from this marker); The Dryden Farmhouse (a few steps from this marker); What Is A Dairy? (a few steps from this marker); Miss Becky's Store (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.
 
Several markers displayed at the Poquoson Museum image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
3. Several markers displayed at the Poquoson Museum
 
 
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 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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