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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Poquoson, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Poquoson, 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 Poquoson Ind. City, VA (14) Hampton Ind. City, VA (214) Northampton County, VA (52) York County, VA (169)  Poquoson(14) Poquoson (14)  Hampton(214) Hampton (214)  NorthamptonCounty(52) Northampton County (52)  YorkCounty(169) York County (169)
Location of Poquoson
    Poquoson (14)
    Hampton (214)
    Northampton County (52)
    York County (169)
 
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1Virginia, Poquoson — Antique Farm Equipment Exhibit
This exhibit displays a small collection of farm equipment that may have been used in the circa 1900's. Looking to the right is a McCormick-Deering No. 7 sickle mower, produced in 1929. To the left is a harvester that was used to rake hay or fodder . . . Map (db m165299) HM
2Virginia, Poquoson — Barn
The original barn was destroyed by fire on November 17, 2007. In the spring of 2008, the Museum's Building & Grounds Committee, along with volunteers from the community began rebuilding the barn. The project was completed in the spring of . . . Map (db m165294) HM
3Virginia, Poquoson — Chesapeake Bay Two Log Canoe
Aaron Whittington, grandson of Milford V. Rollins, previous owner, donated this two log Poquoson canoe to the Poquoson Museum. Originally built in 1876 by Henry reeman of Poquoson, the "Kaynoo" is 22 feet long and weighs one ton. The boat was made . . . Map (db m165297) HM
4Virginia, Poquoson — W103 — Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation
Thomas Kirby, a former carpenter's helper who arrived in Virginia by the 1630s, purchased this 450-acre plantation in 1642. Successful as a tobacco planter, he attained the status of gentleman by 1660. At the time he entered into an unusual contract . . . Map (db m165287) HM
5Virginia, Poquoson — George W. Dickerson
. . . Map (db m166652) HM WM
6Virginia, Poquoson — John Deere Tractor
The Model D John Deere Tractor was produced from March 1923 to July 1953. The first Model D rode on steel wheels and was powered by a two-cylinder hand cranked engine. In 1925 solid rubber tires replaced the steel wheels. In 1939 a restyled . . . Map (db m165293) HM
7Virginia, Poquoson — Miss Becky's Store
In 1915, Dryden Grocery opened its doors at this location. Although the store here today is not the original building, it was owned and operated by the Dryden family until the museum purchased it in 2003. The store was run by Mrs. Rebecca Freeman . . . Map (db m165288) HM
8Virginia, Poquoson — Native American Three Sisters Garden
The Three Sisters were the three main agricultural crops of various Native American groups. The concept utilizes companion planting, where the three crops benefit from each other. The maize (corn) provides a structure for the beans to climb, . . . Map (db m165300) HM
9Virginia, Poquoson — Poquoson
Ancient Indian word meaning a great marsh. Recorded in English land patent issued to Captain Christopher Calthorpe, April 26, 1631. Oldest continuously named city in Virginia. Town incorporated 1952; city chatered 1975. By order City . . . Map (db m34012) HM
10Virginia, Poquoson — The Dryden Farmhouse
The original portion of the Dryden Farmhouse was built in 1890 on the property of Winton J. Dryden and his wife Melissa V. Dryden. The building was a typical vernacular central hall house consisting of a hall running through the center of the . . . Map (db m165291) HM
11Virginia, Poquoson — Tom Hunt Store
Odd, Va., a small town within the Poquoson district of York County was established on May 27, 1904. It is said to have gotten it's name from the Odd Fellow Hall of York Lodge No. 89 which the people from the postal service first occupied. A shingle . . . Map (db m165296) HM
12Virginia, Poquoson — Veterans Memorial
World War I R.R. Holloway • H.R. Wainwright • W.T. Wainwright Operation Iraqi Freedom Kyle W. Brown Vietnam R.T. Huggett • G.W. Page • P.A. Meyer • D.B. Owen World War II G.L. Adams, Jr. • J.R. Forrest • . . . Map (db m166646) WM
13Virginia, Poquoson — Wash House Restoration
In late August of 2009, museum volunteers began work on restoring this Wash House. Having already been in disrepair, the building sustained further damage when it's roof and front exterior were scorched by flames from a fire that consumed our nearby . . . Map (db m165295) HM
14Virginia, Poquoson — What Is A Dairy?
Dairies were used to keep milk, butter, cream and cheese cool until they are needed. During the summer milk and dairy products would be placed in about 8" of water to keep them cool. It is estimated that the museum dairy was built in the early . . . Map (db m165292) HM
 
Apr. 22, 2021