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Honors Anne Makemie HoldenLandowner, successful business woman manager, champion of American Independence.Daughter of Naomi and Francis Makemie, founder of organized American PresbyterianismPresented June 17, 1998 by Virginia Business and Professi…
Welcome to Makemie Monument ParkDesignated as A Virginia Historic Landmark September 6, 2006.And placed on the National Register of Historic Places February 15, 2007.
Five miles west was the home of the Rev. Francis Makemie, founder of Presbyterianism in the United States. About 1684, Makemie established in Maryland the first Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to Accomac and married. He died here in 1708.
The Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania erected this monument and dedicated it on May 11, 1908, at Makemie Park on Holder Creek where Francis Makemie is buried at his Pocomoke home. In 1984 the monument was moved here and…
Built in 1783 in one corner of the jailyard to serve as a residence for the jailer, the building served in this capacity for 41 years. Iron bard, oak batten doors and locks were added in 1842 when it was converted into a prison for debtors in Acco…
Has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Act of 1966.
In honor of the men of Accomack County, Virginia who died in the service of our country in World War II, The Korean war and the Vietnam War.
In honor of the men of Accomack County, Virginia who died in the service of our country in the World War 1917-1918.
Here stood the birthplace of Henry Alexander Wise (1806-1876), Governor of Virginia (1856-1860) and general in the Confederate States Army. A talented orator and debator in an age of great orators, Wise was elected to six terms in Congress. He ser…
The first high school for blacks in Accomack County was dedicated on this site in 1932. It was named in honor of Mary Nottingham Smith (1892-1951), a black educator who dedicated her life to educating all young people. In 1956, the school was rena…