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

Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers

 
 
Hopkins and Sons; Hopkinns and Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Hopkins and Sons; Hopkinns and Brothers Marker
Inscription.  Records of this mercantile business date back to 1842. This store also served the community as a bank and as a social and political meeting place. Deeded in 1970 to Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 37° 42.72′ N, 75° 45.315′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Market Street near Mt. Prospect Ave., on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Onancock VA 23417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water: A Way of Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Francis Makemie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Cokesbury Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); World Wars I and II (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chesapeake Lodge #158 (approx. ¼ mile away); Kerr Place (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Onancock.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Hopkins Bros Building Circa 1842
Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers Marker
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. Captain Stephen Hopkins was the patriarch of the family that operated the successful mercantile firm first known as Stephen Hopkins & Sons, later Hopkins & Bros., for well over a century. (Submitted on October 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Hopkins & Bro., Inc store image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
3. Hopkins & Bro., Inc store
Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers Marker
at 2 Market Street, Onancock Wharf area
The south side of the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
5. The south side of the building
Additional signage has been erected since the original photos were uploaded.
Additional signage on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
6. Additional signage on the building
Hopkins and Bro.
Est. 1842

National Register of Historic Places
Virginia Landmarks Register

Owned and Maintained by the
Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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