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

Historic Cemetery

 
 
Historic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Historic Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Known as the Scott Hall Cemetery, it dates from the late 18th century. Here will be found the grave of Commodore Whaley of the Maryland Navy who was killed in the Battle of the Barges in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Onancock Creek in November 1782. Also buried here are: Colonel George Corbin, soldier of the Revolution who died September of 1793, his daughter Agnes Corbin Ker (1813) and son-in-law John Shepherd Ker (1806) the builder of Ker Place and successful merchant, along with other Ker family members.
 
Erected 2007 by Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1793.
 
Location. 37° 42.713′ N, 75° 45.141′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Market Street near
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South Street, on the left when traveling west. 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. Historic Cokesbury Church (a few steps from this marker); Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars I and II (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Francis Makemie (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Lodge #158 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water: A Way of Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerr Place (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Onancock.
 
Historic Cemetery Marker seen along Market Street, looking east image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2013
2. Historic Cemetery Marker seen along Market Street, looking east
Grave of Commodore Whaley image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
3. Grave of Commodore Whaley
Comodore Whaley U.S. Navy Rev. War
D.A.R. marker for Col. George Corbin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
4. D.A.R. marker for Col. George Corbin
Revolutionary Soldier Col. George Corbin 1744 - 1793 Placed by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chapter D.A.R.
Col. George Corbin's grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
5. Col. George Corbin's grave
Scott Hall Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
6. Scott Hall Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,853 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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