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

Clickable Map of Northampton 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> Northampton County, VA (58) Accomack County, VA (134) Hampton Ind. City, VA (227) Mathews County, VA (26) Middlesex County, VA (69) Norfolk Ind. City, VA (152) Poquoson Ind. City, VA (14) Virginia Beach Ind. City, VA (173) York County, VA (168)  NorthamptonCounty(58) Northampton County (58)  AccomackCounty(134) Accomack County (134)  Hampton(227) Hampton (227)  MathewsCounty(26) Mathews County (26)  MiddlesexCounty(69) Middlesex County (69)  Norfolk(152) Norfolk (152)  Poquoson(14) Poquoson (14)  VirginiaBeach(173) Virginia Beach (173)  YorkCounty(168) York County (168)
Eastville is the county seat for Northampton County
Machipongo is in Northampton County
      Northampton County (58)  
      Accomack County (134)  
      Hampton (227)  
      Mathews County (26)  
      Middlesex County (69)  
      Norfolk (152)  
      Poquoson (14)  
      Virginia Beach (173)  
      York County (168)  
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1 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Cauldronused for boiling seawater into salt Reported missing
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
2 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Edward Franklin and Dorothy "Dot" Wise Gibb
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
3 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Grace and William Eyre
In memory of Grace and William Eyre who provided the land to the County of Northampton in 1803 for the Almshouse Farm.Map (db m165130) HM
4 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Gristmill Grindstones Reported missing
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
5 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo
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
6 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — WY-72 — Northampton County High School
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
7 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Relic from Spanish Steamship
. . . Map (db m165127) HM
8 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo
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
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9 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — The African American Almshouse
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
10 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — The Barrier Islands CenterFebruary 29, 1996
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
11 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — The Quarter Kitchen
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
12 Virginia, Northampton County, Machipongo — Wooden Remnant
Wooden remnant from the British Schooner Esk of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. Shipwrecked on Parramore Beach in 1888.Map (db m165129) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023