Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo

Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo (HM20RG)

Location: Machipongo, VA 23405 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.267', W 75° 54.322'

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On October 9, 1803, William and Grace Eyre provided 51½ acres of land, the northeast corner of Eyre's "Hungars Plantation", to Northampton County to establish an almshouse. Shortly after 1804, the first almshouse for whites was built at this present location. The Northampton Board of Supervisors operated the Almshouse Farm from 1804 to 1952.

The Almshouse Farm buildings are significant because of their association with housing both white and african-american indigent persons in Northampton County from 1804-1952 and for being an integral part of Virginia's almshouse era.

The Almshouse Farm at Machipongo is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM20RG
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 419871 N 4140125
Decimal Degrees37.40445000, -75.90536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.267', W 75° 54.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 16.02" N, 75° 54' 19.32" W
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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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