Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Peter Dise House
There were originally four fresh water wells on the island, two on Maine Ridge, one on Canton Ridge and one on West Ridge. One of these was in the yard of this house. Most families also had a hand pump, about 12 feet in length that could be pushed through the marsh behind a home allowing brackish water to be obtained. young boys were generally responsible for toting water from the well for bathing: one bucket for washing and two buckets for rinsing. They could make a few extra pennies for spending by toting water for neighbors on washday. Other boys' tasks include emptying slop buckets, chopping wood, carrying coal oil from the store to home and gathering figs to be canned or sold. Girls would help their mother's by washing dishes and sweeping the porch.
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
Location. 37° 49.533′ N, 75° 59.517′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Ridge Road just south of Wallace 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 First Mobile Home (a few steps from this marker); The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Joshua Pruitt House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doctor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edward Crockett House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanky's Place (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
More about this marker. The picture on the marker is of "Eliza Pruitt getting water from a well - Bradshaw"
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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 409 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.