Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo
The Almshouse Farm buildings are significant because of their association with housing both white and african-american indigent persons in Northampton County from 1804-1952 and for being an integral part of Virginia's almshouse era.
The Almshouse Farm at Machipongo is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.
Location. 37° 24.267′ N, 75° 54.322′ W. Marker is in Machipongo, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker can be reached from Young Street west of Lankford Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7295 Young St, Machipongo VA 23405, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Barrier Islands Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (within The African American Almshouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gristmill Grindstones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quarter Kitchen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cauldron (about 300 feet away); Northampton County High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Three Northampton Landmarks (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Machipongo.
Also see . . . Barrier Islands Center. (Submitted on August 14, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Agriculture • Charity & Public Work •
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 84 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 14, 2017.