Old Shirt Factory

Old Shirt Factory (HM20QO)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.249', W 75° 59.721'

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Factory Road was originally named New Road. It is said to have been built by Henry Frazier, a Black man, by hand, around the time of the Civil War. In 1919, George Lawson of Crisfield, MD in association with the Kegan, Grace & W. Shirt Makers Guild located a shirt factory near the bridge to take advantage of the water transportation. Via Big Gut and Cod Harbor, raw material and finished product could be loaded onto boats and taken to market in Baltimore. The factory was managed by W. Harrison Crockett, employed 60 women and turned out 125 dozen shirts a day.

In 1927, the factory was burnt in what legend holds was arson, committed by men who were against their wives working in the factory. All that remains today is part of the concrete foundation.

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Shirt Factory Foundation - Kaye, 2006
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HM NumberHM20QO
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Placed ByTangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412397 N 4186401
Decimal Degrees37.82081667, -75.99535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.249', W 75° 59.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 14.94" N, 75° 59' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Factory Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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