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

The Patrick Benson House

 
 
The Patrick Benson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
1. The Patrick Benson House Marker
Inscription. Patrick Benson, a ship's captain from Dublin, Ireland, purchased this land in 1879. The middle section of house was completed in 1889. The front section with porch and back section with kitchen and outbuilding were added over the years, but completed before WWII.

After WWII it was owned by Marion Hickle who married Alva Crockett. The Crockett family lived there until Alva's death in 2001. Asbestos siding, indoor plumbing, electricity and central heat were added between WWII and 1970.

The house was left vacant for three years, during which time Hurricane Isabel did considerable damage, before being purchased in 2004 by Donna and Earl Cleveland. The Clevelands have been restoring and updating the house. The Cleveland's have renamed the home Iona, after Donna's ancestral home, an island in the Scottish Hebrides.

The back of the house is at the center of the John Barber painting, August Afternoon.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.409′ N, 75° 59.499′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Ridge Road south of Dise Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tangier VA 23440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Patrick Benson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
2. The Patrick Benson House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Testament Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravestones (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tangier Volunteer Fire Department (about 400 feet away); Peter Crockett Store (about 400 feet away); The Doctor's House (about 600 feet away); Chesapeake House (about 700 feet away); The Peter Dise House (about 800 feet away); First Mobile Home (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Notable Buildings
 
 
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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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