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

Lee’s Bethel

 
 
Lee’s Bethel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 8, 2016
1. Lee’s Bethel Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery is the possible site of Lee’s Bethel, the island’s first church. Next to the cemetery is the last of the island’s once plentiful garden farms.

Tangiermen were famous for growing melons, filling their boats until just the gunnels were visible above the water, and sailing to Baltimore to sell their sweet fruits on the docks.
 
Erected by the Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 49.366′ N, 75° 59.252′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Canton Road just south of Canton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tangier VA 23440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Patrick Benson House (approx. ¼ mile away); Tangier Volunteer Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); New Testament Congregation (approx. ¼ mile away);
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By J. J. Prats, September 8, 2016
2. Cemetery and Marker
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Gravestones (approx. ¼ mile away); Peter Crockett Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Banty's Wharf (approx. ¼ mile away); The Doctor's House (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 8, 2016
3. Cemetery
Marker is on the distant end, on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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