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

Cauldron

used for boiling seawater into salt

 
 
Cauldron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2017
1. Cauldron Marker
Inscription. Salt making began on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the 1600's and continued until the early twentieth century. Salt was vital to Virginia.

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
Cauldron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2017
2. Cauldron Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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. 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 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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