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

Lee’s Bethel

 
 
Lee’s Bethel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 8, 2016
1. Lee’s Bethel Marker
Inscription. This cemetery is the possible site of Lee’s Bethel, the island’s first church. Next to the cemetery is the last of the island’s once plentiful garden farms.

Tangiermen were famous for growing melons, filling their boats until just the gunnels were visible above the water, and sailing to Baltimore to sell their sweet fruits on the docks.
 
Erected by the Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.366′ N, 75° 59.252′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Canton Road just south of Canton Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 Patrick Benson House (approx. ¼ mile away); Tangier Volunteer Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); New Testament Congregation (approx. ¼ mile away); Gravestones (approx. ¼ mile away); Peter Crockett Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Banty's Wharf (approx. ¼ mile away); The Doctor's House (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
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Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 8, 2016
2. Cemetery and Marker
Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 8, 2016
3. Cemetery
Marker is on the distant end, on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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