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

Chesapeake House

 
 
Chesapeake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
1. Chesapeake House Marker
Inscription. The famous Chesapeake House occupies two old island homes. Hilda Crockett opened the business in 1944 in the Peter Crockett House with four guest rooms and a dining room on the porch. She expanded by purchasing the Nathan Rayfield House where the current dining room is located.

Down Hilda Crockett Lane is the site of the former Tangier Opera House, where the first movie on the island was screened in 1908, and where the wireless staion (1909 - 1913) was located.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.518′ N, 75° 59.51′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Ridge Road just north of Hilda Crockett Lane. 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 Peter Dise House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doctor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mobile Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parson of the Islands
Chesapeake House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
2. Chesapeake House and Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tangier Island (about 700 feet away); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrtís (about 700 feet away); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
More about this marker. In the upper left of the marker is a picture of the Chesapeake Hotel in 1949. In the center right of the marker is a picture of Hilda Crockett-Bodine in 1959. In the lower left of the marker is a picture of an old brochure advertising "Hilda Corkett's Chesapeake House, Established 1927" and catering "To The Stranger Who Walks Our Shores."
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Chesapeake House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
3. Chesapeake House
 
 
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 397 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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