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Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Barrier Islands Center

February 29, 1996

 
 
The Barrier Islands Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2017
1. The Barrier Islands Center Marker
Inscription. The Barrier Islands Center is a museum and cultural center whose Mission is to preserve and perpetuate the culture and history of Virginia's barrier islands through education, the protection and collection of artifacts, and the interpretation of this unique coastal way of life.

The barrier islands, lining Virginia's Eastern Shore coast, have been an important part of American history since 1614 when colonists set up camp to harvest seafood and distill salt from the seawater. Important elements of Eastern Shore culture have been derived from the many people and events that compose the history of the islands. Inside you will find the stories of those who lived, worked and played on the barrier islands and the pictures and artifacts in support of those stories.
 
Location. 37° 24.266′ N, 75° 54.301′ 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. Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo
The Barrier Islands Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2017
2. The Barrier Islands Center Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The African American Almshouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gristmill Grindstones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quarter Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Cauldron (within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton County High School (approx. 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. Colonial EraEducationEnvironmentSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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