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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Parksley, 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 Parksley, 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), Parksley — Barber Shop Bench
This curverd wooden bench is from the barber shop of Owen Crockett and Harry Miles. Located on Bennett Street, the barber shop operated from 1946 to 1983. For 1.00 you got a haircut and a piece of Bazooka Gum. On loan by Mr. Henry Nicholson.Map (db m165089) HM
2Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — WY 25 — Civil Air Patrol Coastal Base Four
The Civil Air Patrol, a civilian organization established during World War II, operated Coastal Patrol Base Four about one mile west of here at the Parksley airport. Volunteers constructed runways and hangars, converted a farmhouse and chicken coop . . . Map (db m165077) HM
3Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — Class X23 Box CarPennsylvania R.R. 499303 — Eastern Shore Railway Museum —
The Class X23 Box Car was adopted by the Pennsylvania R.R. as a standard box car in 1912. It was their first 40 footer standard box car and was also their first built with a steel underframed steel body with wood sheathing. Most . . . Map (db m165094) HM
4Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — Confederate Memorial
Erected by Harmanson-West Camp Confederate Volunteers in memory of their dead comrades from Accomack and Northampton Counties They died for the principles upon which all true republics are founded They fought for conscience sake and died . . . Map (db m165074) WM
5Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — Diner #6061Eastern Shore Railway Museum
Dining car #6061 was built for the Seaboard Airline Railroad in 1947 by Budd. It was used on the Seaboard Airline and Atlantic Coastline Railroads until Amtrack [sic] took over the passenger train service and renumbered it #8011. It stayed in . . . Map (db m165091) HM
6Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — Freedom Is Never Free
Jerry Clark Burkhead Corporal ACO, 1st BN, 9th, 3rd MARDIV United States Marine Corps 19 Oct 1946 - 08 Feb 1968 Lee Mont, Virginia Corporal Jerry . . . Map (db m165082) WM
7Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — Lightweight Sleeping CarEastern Shore Railway Museum
The Fairfax River was built for the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad in 1950 at the cost of $126,776.32 by the American Car and Foundry Company. It was leased to the Pullman Co. between March 1950 and October 1966. During this time it . . . Map (db m165095) HM
8Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — Maintenance-of-Way Tool ShedEastern Shore Railway Museum
This maintenance-of-way tool shed was constructed soon after the N.Y.P.&N. Railroad was built from Pocomoke City, Maryland to Cape Charles, Virginia in 1884. It was used by the section gang for the storage of tools and equipment . . . Map (db m165093) HM
9Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — The Hopeton Passenger StationEastern Shore Railway Museum
The Hopeton Passenger Station was donated to the Town of Parksley in 1988 by Nancy Shields for use as a museum. It has been relocated on the foundation of the 1906 Parksley Station and restored through the efforts of the Friends of the Eastern . . . Map (db m165088) HM
10Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — The Railroad Tracks That Run Through ParksleyEastern Shore Railway Museum
The railroad tracks that run through Parksley have operated continuously since 1884 when Alexander Cassatt, as president of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad, built the line connecting Pocomoke City, Maryland to Norfolk, Virginia, . . . Map (db m165090) HM
11Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — This corner portion of the brick foundationEastern Shore Railway Museum
This corner portion of the brick foundation of Parksleys original 1884 station, a two story structure built by the NYP&N, was uncovered in 1988 when the museum's Hopeton Passenger Station was moved to this site. The 1884 station . . . Map (db m165087) HM
12Virginia (Accomack County), Parksley — You Are Not ForgottenPOW ★ MIA
Since World War I, more than 90,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country. God Bless You. God Bless . . . Map (db m165085) WM
 
Apr. 23, 2021