“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Deltaville, Virginia

Clickable Map of Middlesex County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Middlesex County, VA (69) Accomack County, VA (134) Essex County, VA (37) Gloucester County, VA (95) King and Queen County, VA (27) Lancaster County, VA (35) Mathews County, VA (26) Northampton County, VA (57) Richmond County, VA (16)  MiddlesexCounty(69) Middlesex County (69)  AccomackCounty(134) Accomack County (134)  EssexCounty(37) Essex County (37)  GloucesterCounty(95) Gloucester County (95)  KingandQueenCounty(27) King and Queen County (27)  LancasterCounty(35) Lancaster County (35)  MathewsCounty(26) Mathews County (26)  NorthamptonCounty(57) Northampton County (57)  RichmondCounty(16) Richmond County (16)
Saluda is the county seat for Middlesex County
Deltaville is in Middlesex County
      Middlesex County (69)  
      Accomack County (134)  
      Essex County (37)  
      Gloucester County (95)  
      King and Queen County (27)  
      Lancaster County (35)  
      Mathews County (26)  
      Northampton County (57)  
      Richmond County (16)  
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1Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Boarding Cutter
An Innovative Use of Resources The vessel and wagon you see before you represent CSN Captain John Taylor Wood's use of available resources in an innovative way during the Civil War. Wood was one of the most illustrious military men to fight . . . Map (db m176040) HM
2Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Captain John Smith’s ShallopExplorer
Explorer is a full scale replica of the boat Captain John Smith used to explore and map Chesapeake Bay 1607-1608. The boat was built by the Deltaville Maritime Museum as a community project to help Jamestown celebrate her 400th birthday in . . . Map (db m97222) HM
3Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Compass Rose
Early Compass Rose The compass rose originated around 1200 AD. It evolved from the wind rose, a device that used a wind vane and card with a rose-like design to indicated wind direction. The compass was born when first a lodestone, then a . . . Map (db m97219) HM
4Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Confederate Boarding Cutter(Representation)
The vessel and wagon you see before you are a representation of an idea by one of the most illustrious military men to fight in Middlesex County during the Civil War, John Taylor Wood. The grandson of Zachery Taylor and the nephew of Jefferson . . . Map (db m97218) HM
5Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Deltaville Dollies
A Daunting Task Made Easier Many Deltaville boats were built in backyards and barns away from the water. When the boat was finished, the builder was faced with the daunting task of launching it. Prior to the advent of travel lifts, boat . . . Map (db m176033) HM
6Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Explorer
An Epic Voyage In the spring of 1608, Captain John Smith and 14 men set out in a shallop on an epic voyage to explore and map the Chesapeake Bay. For 140 days Smith and his men endured Indian attacks, heat, disease, thirst and starvation, . . . Map (db m176031) HM
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7Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — F.D. Crockett
Built in 1924 in Seaford, VA by Alex Gaines and John Smith This historic vessel is the last largest log boat built for power. The Deltaville Maritime Museum, with John England as project manager, is restoring the “Crockett” for the . . . Map (db m59626) HM
8Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Fish StoryCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Nearby Stingray Point was named for a fish that almost killed John Smith in July 1608. After running aground in the sandy flats near the point, the explorers speared fish with their swords as they waited for the tide to rise. Not realizing . . . Map (db m97223) HM
9Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Flagpole and Flag Etiquette
A gaff-rigged flagpole The flagpole you see before you is a gaff-rigged with a yardarm or crosstree. The pole is 40 feet tall and 8 inches in diameter at its base. It sits in a 12 inch by 48 inch steel flagpole ground sleeve buried . . . Map (db m97217) HM
10Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Marine Railway
From Water to Land The winch and rails before you represent the arrangement that many boatyards used to haul boats from the water before the advent of the Travel Lift. The rails extended far enough into the water for a boat to be floated . . . Map (db m176036) HM
11Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Oyster Tonging
Oysters were originally harvested by the Powhatan or colonist by wading into the water and picking them up off the oyster bar, but as the number of people eating the oysters increased, boats were needed to collect them from bars farther out into the . . . Map (db m97220) HM
12Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Oyster Tongs
Oysters have been a prominent part of life on the Chesapeake Bay since before Colonial times and harvesting oysters always has been an important occupation. The tools used to harvest oysters have evolved over time, as oysters in shallow water . . . Map (db m176044) HM
13Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Pette Spansell Clark (1908-2000)
In grateful memory of the woman whose generous gift made the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park possible. Pette was born in New Mexico Territory, where she grew up on a large ranch and developed a great affinity for the . . . Map (db m176030) HM
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14Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Ruark Sculpture GardenIn Memory of Eugene A. Ruark (1943 - 2016)
Founding Member and Third President of the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park (DMM & HPNP) Gene's longtime commitment to the creation of a watermen's museum resulted in the establishment of the DMM&HPNP in 2002. In . . . Map (db m176056) HM
15Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — N-76 — Stingray Point
Capt. John Smith led two exploratory voyages in Chesapeake Bay during the summer of 1608. His boat ran aground at the mouth of the Rappahannock River three miles east, on 17 July. While awaiting high tide to float the vessel, he and his men impaled . . . Map (db m26571) HM
16Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — OC 38 — Stingray Point Contraband
Six enslaved men (Alexander Franklin, David Harris, John Hunter, Miles Hunter, Peter Hunter, and Samuel Hunter), fearing impressment into Confederate service, sought refuge in the Stingray Point Lighthouse near here on 15 July 1861 and hailed the . . . Map (db m179743) HM
17Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — Stingray Point Lighthouse Replica
An exact, full scale recreation of the Stingray Point screwpile lighthouse, built in 1858 and demolished in 1965. It was located 1.8 miles due east of this spot and marked the shoal extending from Stingray Point, dividing the Rappahannock and . . . Map (db m176057) HM
18Virginia (Middlesex County), Deltaville — The F.D. Crockett
A Restored Chesapeake Buy Boat A Chesapeake Bay buy boat, often called a deck boat because of its large decks, is a type of motor-powered workboat once used for transporting freight throughout the Chesapeake region. It has an aft pilot . . . Map (db m176052) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022