The Parson of the Islands Historical

The Parson of the Islands Historical (HM1UA7)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.627', W 75° 59.516'

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Joshua Thomas (1776-1853) became a skilled waterman
from the in his youth and ferried clergymen
from the mainland to the islands of the
Chesapeake Bay.
He converted to Methodism
about 1807, was licensed as an exhorter (or lay preacher)
and was later ordained an elder. He
served the Chesapeake region for more than four
decades. Known as "The Parson of the Islands"
he traveled in a canoe called The Methodist.
Thomas raised his family on Tangier Island and
led many camp meetings here. According to
tradition, he conducted services for British forces
stationed at Fort Albion during the War of 1812
and foretold their defeat at Baltimore in 1814.
HM NumberHM1UA7
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412705 N 4187096
Decimal Degrees37.82711667, -75.99193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.627', W 75° 59.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 37.62" N, 75° 59' 30.96" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16164-16178 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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