The Barrier Islands Center

The Barrier Islands Center (HM20RE)

Location: Machipongo, VA 23405 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.266', W 75° 54.301'

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February 29, 1996

The Barrier Islands Center is a museum and cultural center whose Mission is to preserve and perpetuate the culture and history of Virginia's barrier islands through education, the protection and collection of artifacts, and the interpretation of this unique coastal way of life.

The barrier islands, lining Virginia's Eastern Shore coast, have been an important part of American history since 1614 when colonists set up camp to harvest seafood and distill salt from the seawater. Important elements of Eastern Shore culture have been derived from the many people and events that compose the history of the islands. Inside you will find the stories of those who lived, worked and played on the barrier islands and the pictures and artifacts in support of those stories.
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HM NumberHM20RE
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 419902 N 4140123
Decimal Degrees37.40443333, -75.90501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.266', W 75° 54.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 15.96" N, 75° 54' 18.06" 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 7295 Young St, Machipongo VA 23405, US
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