Farm to Market Historical

Farm to Market Historical (HM1V40)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 10.055', W 75° 59.203'

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The Eastern Shore has a rich agricultural history—from large British land grant farms to post-civil war tenant farmers and from large commercial outfits to small organic farms. Agriculture continues to be the largest economic activity on the Eastern Shore. When growing nursery plants or food we eat, farmers use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to manage environmental impacts. Locally grown produce can be found at roadside stands through the area.

Rail service on the Eastern Shore was designed to connect New York and Norfolk, two major harbors in the late 19th century.

Rail service completely changed the lives of people living on the Eastern Shore. Railroads coupled with ferry service opened new markets and gave residents a new found mobility.

Rail service ended in 1958, but Cape Charles Historical Society, Eastern Shore Railroad Museum, and Barrier Island Center still pay homage to the history of railroads on the Eastern Shore.

(lower right) Many farmers were able to bring their produce to the wharf by boat where it was loaded onto railcars. The railcars were transported by ferry across the Bay to Norfolk or north to New York. The produce was sold in urban markets. Photo courtesy of Cape Charles Historical Society.
HM NumberHM1V40
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Date Added Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412397 N 4113918
Decimal Degrees37.16758333, -75.98671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.055', W 75° 59.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 3.3" N, 75° 59' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30100-30132 Dutton Ln, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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