Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
used for boiling seawater into salt
During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers from the Shore often defied the Union blockade of the Chesapeake Bay for home visits. They would return to duty with much needed bags of salt.
Location. 37° 24.279′ N, 75° 54.265′ 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 Quarter Kitchen (here, next to this marker); Gristmill Grindstones (a few steps from this marker); The African American Almshouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barrier Islands Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo 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. • War, US Civil •
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 126 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.