Tangier Island

Tangier Island (HMVG0)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 49.629', W 75° 59.519'

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The island was visited in 1608 by Captain John Smith, who gave it the name. A part was patented by Ambrose White in 1670. It was settled in 1686 by John Crockett and his sons' families. In 1814, it was the headquarters of a British fleet ravaging Chesapeake Bay. From here the fleet sailed to attack Fort McHenry near Baltimore. The Rev. Joshua Thomas, in a prayer, predicted the failure of the expedition. It was in this attack that the Star-Spangled Banner was written.
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HM NumberHMVG0
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Marker NumberQ-7-a
Year Placed1948
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412701 N 4187100
Decimal Degrees37.82715000, -75.99198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.629', W 75° 59.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 37.74" N, 75° 59' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16164-16178 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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