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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Onancock, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Accomack County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Accomack County, VA (122) Lancaster County, VA (27) Mathews County, VA (22) Middlesex County, VA (39) Northampton County, VA (52) Northumberland County, VA (23) Somerset County, MD (37) Worcester County, MD (79)  AccomackCounty(122) Accomack County (122)  LancasterCounty(27) Lancaster County (27)  MathewsCounty(22) Mathews County (22)  MiddlesexCounty(39) Middlesex County (39)  NorthamptonCounty(52) Northampton County (52)  NorthumberlandCounty(23) Northumberland County (23)  SomersetCountyMaryland(37) Somerset County (37)  WorcesterCounty(79) Worcester County (79)
Location of Onancock, Virginia
    Accomack County (122)
    Lancaster County (27)
    Mathews County (22)
    Middlesex County (39)
    Northampton County (52)
    Northumberland County (23)
    Somerset County, Maryland (37)
    Worcester County, Maryland (79)
 
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1Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Annie C.Log Canoe
As John Smith helped settle Jamestown, he admired the capabilities of the Native Americans' log canoes. Colonists adopted the log canoe and used iron tools to improve the design. Early canoes were made from a single log, but as the need arose for . . . Map (db m165105) HM
2Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Chesapeake Lodge #158
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Chartered November 1889 Met in this building January 1, 1925 - January 13, 2010 Merged with Central Lodge #300 March 2010 Map (db m165099) HM
3Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Dr. John Ross
Dental Office of Dr. John Ross Built 1924Map (db m165097) HM
4Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Genl. Edmund R. Bagwell
Born June 2, 1840. Died June 13, 1876. His life was gentle and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say in all the World. This was a man.Map (db m7678) HM
5Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Historic Cemetery
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 . . . Map (db m7681) HM
6Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Historic Cokesbury Church
Built in 1854, Cokesbury Church is the oldest church building in Onancock. Today it serves the community as a venue for religious services, meetings, and concerts. Key events in its history include:
1864 — Closed . . . Map (db m165100) HM
7Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers
Records of this mercantile business date back to 1842. This store also served the community as a bank and as a social and political meeting place. Deeded in 1970 to Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.Map (db m7675) HM
8Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Kerr Place
An eighteenth century mansion acquired in 1950 by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society as headquarters for the society.Map (db m7682) HM
9Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Log Canoe Annie CDimensions: Length on Deck 45', Ream 9'6"
The Annie C, a five log canoe, is one of the largest canoes built on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Designed as a work boat, she was built in 1904, by Horace Bundick in the Town of Sanford. After fastening five logs together with iron . . . Map (db m165115) HM
10Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — WY-14 — Onancock
Two miles west is Onancock, founded in 1680. A courthouse was then built and used for a few years. Militia barracks were there in the Revolution. From Onancock, Colonel John Cropper went to the aid of Commodore Whaley in the last naval action of the . . . Map (db m7673) HM
11Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Site of the Home of Francis Makemie
Hard by this spot is the site of the home of Francis Makemie the founder of organized Presbyterianism in America who married Naomie Anderson of Accomack County Virginia and established one of his first licensed preaching places here in his Onancock . . . Map (db m165101) HM
12Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Steering the Annie C…
As originally build, the Annie C did not have an engine, although various engines were added in later years. As exhibited now, she was sail only and steered by a 7 foot tiller. This tiller was carved using traditional tools from a 10 inch by 4" . . . Map (db m165106) HM
13Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — The Cabin area…
Only the largest log canoes had a cabin. This cabin had bunks and slept 3-4 persons. It had a small wood stove (installed later) for cooking and heat in the winter. A large portion of the cabin is taken up the centerboard truck and the mast . . . Map (db m165113) HM
14Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — The knees and washboards…
Looking at the port side of the Annie C you see "knees" every 16 to 18 inches. The original knees were made of cedar taken from the tree at limbs that formed the desired shape. The knees were fitted to the side of the boats and attached . . . Map (db m165111) HM
15Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — The Logs…
Annie C has five logs. A center or Keel Log (24 inches wide and 4 inches thick), a port and starboard wind logs (about 20 inches wide), and a port and starboard garboard logs (about 19 inches wide) the thickness goes from about 4 inches at the . . . Map (db m165109) HM
16Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — Water: A Way of Life
Before railways and highways, the waterways of the Eastern Shore of Virginia were the primary mode of transportation of people and goods. Thus, the Town of Onancock, founded in 1680, grew and flourished. Despite the move to rail and then . . . Map (db m165102) HM
17Virginia (Accomack County), Onancock — World Wars I and II
Dedicated to the men and women from Onancock and community who devotedly served their country during World Wars I and IIMap (db m7677) WM
 
Apr. 20, 2021