A Hub For Commerce

A Hub For Commerce (HMHOO)

Location: Urbanna, VA 23175 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 38.193', W 76° 34.385'

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As you look toward the water, you are viewing a historical landscape. The houses in front of you weren't here 250 years ago, but the Customs House - the building across the street to your left - would have been. Imagine what this place was like back then - filled with the sounds of men working and discussing the latest news, ships being loaded and unloaded, and hogsheads (barrels) being rolled down the hill. This was a place to share stories, do some trading and spend money.

A Little Store Stocked to the Brim!

This store may look small, but those Scottish merchants knew how to make use of all of the space. An inventory from the 1700's listed over 500 items for sale.

Caption of picture on left hand side of marker

This is probably how the view from here would have looked in the mid-1700's. The rolling road to the left is the same road you travelled today.
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HM NumberHMHOO
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateway Network
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361204 N 4166654
Decimal Degrees37.63655000, -76.57308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.193', W 76° 34.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 11.58" N, 76° 34' 23.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38134 State Rte 602, Urbanna VA 23175, US
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