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

“The Bear and the Cub”

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. "The Bear and the Cub" Marker
Inscription.  This first play recorded in the United States was presented August 27, 1665. The Accomack County Court at Pungoteague heard charges against three men “for acting a play,” ordered inspection of costumes and script, but found the men “not guilty.”
 
Erected 1958 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number WY-17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEntertainmentNotable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1665.
 
Location. 37° 37.541′ N, 75° 45.493′ W. Marker is in Keller, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Crossing Road and US 13, on the right when traveling east on Adams Crossing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keller VA 23401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Grove Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named “The Bear and the Cub” (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. George's Episcopal Church
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(approx. 2.9 miles away); Harborton High School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Onancock (approx. 5˝ miles away); Occohannock Indians (approx. 5.8 miles away); Water: A Way of Life (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dr. John Ross (approx. 6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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