Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The African American Almshouse
Local families often brought food to supplement the rations of the poor. There exists a reference to a birthday party honoring an elderly lady inmate.
Very few inmates, if any, were in residence by the closing of the institution. Today, the African American Almshouse serves the community for meetings and educational purposes.
Location. 37° 24.269′ N, 75° 54.275′ 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); Gristmill Grindstones (a few steps from this marker); The Quarter Kitchen Cauldron (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barrier Islands Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo (within shouting distance of this marker); 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 • 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 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.