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

First Mobile Home

 
 
First Mobile Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
1. First Mobile Home Marker
Inscription. The former Noble Dise Store was replaced with the island's first mobile home in 1959.

Manufactured homes remain popular today, but require a community-wide effort to move one into place after being delivered to the island by barge.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.541′ N, 75° 59.518′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Wallace Road 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. The Connorton House (a few steps from this marker); The Peter Dise House (a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doctor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parson of the Islands (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tangier Island (about 500 feet away); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrtís (about 600 feet away); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
More about this marker. There are three
First Mobile Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
2. First Mobile Home Marker
pictures on this marker. The top picture is of Noble H. Dize. The middle picture is of a barge "moving a trailer to Canton Ridge - Bradshaw, 1970." The bottom picture is "Moving a manufactured home down Main Ridge, by hand - Kaye, 2005."
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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