Cauldron

Cauldron (HM20RW)

Location: Machipongo, VA 23405 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.279', W 75° 54.265'

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used for boiling seawater into salt

Salt making began on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the 1600's and continued until the early twentieth century. Salt was vital to Virginia.

During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers from the Shore often defied the Union blockade of the Chesapeake Bay for home visits. They would return to duty with much needed bags of salt.
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HM NumberHM20RW
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 419956 N 4140146
Decimal Degrees37.40465000, -75.90441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.279', W 75° 54.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 16.74" N, 75° 54' 15.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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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