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

Kerr Place

 
 
Kerr Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Kerr Place Marker
Inscription.  
An eighteenth century mansion acquired in 1950 by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society as headquarters for the society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 37° 42.709′ N, 75° 44.837′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Market Street near Crockett Ave., on the right 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. The Cabin area… (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The knees and washboards… (about 400 feet away); Log Canoe Annie C (about 400 feet away); Steering the Annie C… (about 400 feet away); Annie C. (about 400 feet away); The Logs… (about 400 feet away); Chesapeake Lodge #158 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. John Ross (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Onancock.
 
Regarding Kerr Place. "Ker" is the correct spelling, being built by a prosperous merchant farmer. John Shepherd Ker, for his family.
 
Also see . . .
Ker Place sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Ker Place sign
Note there are two spelling of Ker or Kerr.
Click or scan to see
this page online
 Ker Place. Easter Shore of Virginia Historical Society entry (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Ker Place Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
3. Ker Place Mansion
Home of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society.
Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society plaque image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
4. Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society plaque
Contains a list of contributors.
Additional plaque on the grounds image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
5. Additional plaque on the grounds
Kerr Place
This 18th century garden
A gift from
The Garden Club of Virginia
1982
R.J. Favretti
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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