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

Spanky's Place

 
 
Spanky's Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
1. Spanky's Place Marker
Inscription. Spanky's Place, now an ice cream parlor with a 50's theme, is one of many businesses to occupy this site. These include Michael Thomas's store that sold stoves and propane, Jolly Jim's Restaurant, Nice's Place, and the Roadside Restaurant. It was also the site of the US Post Office in the 1930's.

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Main Ridge, c. 1935
Looking north: on the left, the old Post Office

Nice's Store
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.588′ N, 75° 59.527′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and John Al Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16200 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Edward Crockett House (a few steps from this marker); The Joshua Pruitt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parson of the Islands
Spanky's Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
2. Spanky's Place Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrtís (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
Also see . . .  Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center. (Submitted on August 14, 2017.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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