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Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Double Six

 
 
The Double Six Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
1. The Double Six Marker
Inscription. The Double Six Sandwich Shop is where the watermen meet at 3:00 AM for "smokes and coffee" before heading down to the docks to the day's work.

Named for the game of Dominos, the shop is open for sandwiches year-round, and was often considered a "men's only" meeting spot. It was featured in the 1973 National Geographic article on the island and in the 1995 Bell Atlantic TV commercials filmed on Tangier.

This building now rests on its third site. It was originally the "engine room" for the church, supplying the requisite power and housing mechanical equipment. It was then moved across the street to what was then the front yard of the telephone company building. From there, it was moved to its present location to become the Double Six.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.664′ N, 75° 59.528′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Williard's Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tangier VA 23440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gladstone Memorial Health Center (a few steps from
The Double Six Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
2. The Double Six Marker
this marker); Tangier Island World Wars I and II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier Island Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site of New Testament Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tangier Island Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Albion (within shouting distance of this marker); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
Also see . . .  Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center. (Submitted on August 14, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Double Six Marker (new paint) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
3. The Double Six Marker (new paint)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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