Download e-book for kindle: Accomack County by Tom Badger

By Tom Badger

ISBN-10: 1439622787

ISBN-13: 9781439622780

Accomack County's heritage revolves round parts: the land and the ocean. The land is fertile, in a position to generating nice bounty, and Accomack is surrounded by way of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. So Accomack has loved benefits: a capability to provide foodstuff and the technique of getting it to industry. Public wharves have been as soon as positioned on many creeks the place farmers might deliver vegetation for industry. Then, in 1884, the railroad got here via. The railroad created new towns—Parksley, Onley, Keller, Tasley, and Painter—and it intended the death of the varied public wharves. at the present time almost all these previous accumulating locations exist merely as names on a map and maybe a set of twisted pilings on the water's facet, the final tangible facts of a time in our historical past gone.

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Trigg Company of Richmond, was 191 feet long, and was one of the fastest steamboats on the bay, clocking a speed of 18 knots in a 1902 trial. (A. ) This view of the Onancock harbor shows the Hopkins and Brother store (center right) and the covered piers where potatoes and other crops awaited shipment to market. The steamship in the background is likely the Pocomoke, which often called at Onancock. ) Dr. John Robertson, town physician and photographer, lived and worked on North Street in Onancock, but he had a vacation home on Onancock Creek.

The brick high school on College Avenue replaced the Kerr Street school in 1921. Dr. John Robertson, then a cadet, is fourth from the left. ) This is the interior of Onancock High School in 1911 in a photograph by Dr. John Robertson. The school had grown considerably during the first decade of the 20th century and at this point was offering a two-year teacher training program. Seniors helped with students in the lower grades and upon graduation received a teaching certificate. ) Black students from the Onancock area attended elementary school in a two-room building on the east side of town near the present Bethel AME Church.

These strawberries were growing in a field near Onancock in 1927. Strawberries are a perennial crop, and many farmers kept a strawberry patch that would produce income in the spring, before the potato crops were matured and ready for market. ) This is the strawberry auction block near the Produce Exchange building in Onley in the spring of 1926. Growers would bring their berries to market, where they would be sold to the highest bidder, usually from off the shore, who would pay the exchange a brokerage fee per crate.

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