Salt making began on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the 1600's and continued until the early twentieth century. Salt was vital to Virginia.
During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers from the Shore often defied the Union blockade of the . . . — — Map (db m107028) HM
The development of this historic site is dedicated in honor of Edward Franklin and Dorothy "Dot" Wise Gibb who purchased and maintained these buildings and grounds for more than 45 years. Their foresight and support helped make possible the dream . . . — — Map (db m165128) HM
Numerous water-powered gristmills existed on the Eastern Shore of Virginia from the 1600's until as late as the 1930's. Water from streams or tides turned undershot waterwheels operating the sometimes very dangerous machinery used to rotate heavy . . . — — Map (db m107029) HM
In colonial times, the Church was responsible for the poor and received public tax money. This policy ended with the founding of the United States and the separation of church and state.
Northampton County opened its almshouse in 1804. It . . . — — Map (db m107025) HM
Constructed in 1953 as the county’s first purpose-built African American high school,
Northampton County High School reflects the desires of local African Americans to
obtain modern educational facilities. It is an example of the statewide efforts . . . — — Map (db m61057) HM
On October 9, 1803, William and Grace Eyre provided 51½ acres of land, the northeast corner of Eyre's "Hungars Plantation", to Northampton County to establish an almshouse. Shortly after 1804, the first almshouse for whites was built at this . . . — — Map (db m107019) HM
In 1910, a new facility for the African American poor of Northampton County was constructed by contractor David A. Dunton at a cost of $2,436.00 It consisted of a large common room and ten separate rooms for the residents, known as inmates. Each . . . — — Map (db m107023) HM
The Barrier Islands Center is a museum and cultural center whose Mission is to preserve and perpetuate the culture and history of Virginia's barrier islands through education, the protection and collection of artifacts, and the interpretation of . . . — — Map (db m107021) HM
Eighteenth century brick structure with wooden addition. The wooden half probably dates to the 1840's.
The bricks were handmade and are laid in the Flemish Bond pattern. The kitchen features a large pyramid chimney and fireplace, a . . . — — Map (db m107027) HM