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

Historic Cemetery

 
 
Historic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Historic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Known as the Scott Hall Cemetery, it dates from the late 18th century. Here will be found the grave of Commodore Whaley of the Maryland Navy who was killed in the Battle of the Barges in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Onancock Creek in November 1782. Also buried here are: Colonel George Corbin, soldier of the Revolution who died September of 1793, his daughter Agnes Corbin Ker (1813) and son-in-law John Shepherd Ker (1806) the builder of Ker Place and successful merchant, along with other Ker family members.
 
Erected 2007 by Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 42.713′ N, 75° 45.141′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Market Street near South Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Onancock VA 23417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars I and II (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerr Place (approx.
Historic Cemetery Marker seen along Market Street, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2013
2. Historic Cemetery Marker seen along Market Street, looking east
0.3 miles away); Onancock (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mary Nottingham Smith High School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War I (approx. 4.5 miles away); Accomack County Virginia World War II, Korea & Vietnam (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Onancock.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Grave of Commodore Whaley image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
3. Grave of Commodore Whaley
Comodore Whaley U.S. Navy Rev. War
D.A.R. marker for Col. George Corbin image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
4. D.A.R. marker for Col. George Corbin
Revolutionary Soldier Col. George Corbin 1744 - 1793 Placed by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chapter D.A.R.
Col. George Corbin's grave image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
5. Col. George Corbin's grave
Scott Hall Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
6. Scott Hall Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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