Banty's Wharf

Banty's Wharf (HM20QP)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.256', W 75° 59.519'

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At the south end of Main Ridge, the road becomes Banny's Road, which once led to Banty's Wharf. Banty's Wharf was named for Capt. John L. "Banty" who lived here with his wife, Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Shores. For over 200 years the island's primary landing spot was south of this point of land. In the 1800's and early 1900's, steamboats docked at Steamboat Wharf, a freestanding wharf in the center of Cod Harbor. In the 1930's, as steamboat travel died out, so did use of the wharf. The great Storm of August 1933 destroyed the wharf as well as the homes.

It is here that President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson came ashore April 1st, 1916 on a surprise visit to Tangier.

The waterfront at Tangier's Island - Harper's Magazine, 1914
Steamer Pocomoke
HM NumberHM20QP
Placed ByTangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412694 N 4186410
Decimal Degrees37.82093333, -75.99198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.256', W 75° 59.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 15.36" N, 75° 59' 31.14" 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 16400-16408 Bannys Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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