By Tom Badger
Accomack County's heritage revolves round parts: the land and the ocean. The land is fertile, able to generating nice bounty, and Accomack is surrounded via the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. So Accomack has loved merits: a capability to supply nutrients and the technique of getting it to industry. Public wharves have been as soon as situated on many creeks the place farmers could carry plants for industry. Then, in 1884, the railroad got here via. The railroad created new towns—Parksley, Onley, Keller, Tasley, and Painter—and it intended the death of the various public wharves. this present day every one of these previous collecting areas exist in basic terms as names on a map and maybe a set of twisted pilings on the water's side, the final tangible facts of a time in our heritage gone.
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The fire began on the hotel roof, and the blaze is believed to have been ignited by a spark from a passing train. ) Taken around 1900, this photograph shows Main Street in downtown Onley. The post office is on the right in the foreground, and the Rogers Brothers Store, which had general merchandise ranging from clothing to farm tools, is the last building on the right. The Hotel de Fox is behind the buildings on the right. The town of Onley was largely a product of the railroad. Prior to the railroad, Onley was a small community called Crossroads, so named because it was at an intersection of roads connecting Onancock, Accomac, Locustville, Wachapreague, and other nearby villages.
In the mid-20th century, fish men were commonplace in local communities. If one heard a horn blowing down the street, chances are it was the fish man announcing his presence. There still are a few around. ) Benjamin T. S. Post Office building. The hotel was lost to fire in 1887 and replaced by this new facility, the Grand Central Hotel, a three-story building with wraparound porches. The hotel changed owners and names several times over the years and was sold to the federal government in 1934 when the new post office was planned.
In 1965, Freedom of Choice legislation made public schools available to all races. ) Accomac School had students from elementary through high school in 1920. High school students were in the two-story central portion, and elementary classes were in the buildings that flank it. The gymnasium can be seen at the far right. ) Onancock High School marked the dedication of its Normal School in 1905. The Normal School provided college-level teacher training, allowing older students to do internships to earn certificates.
Accomack County by Tom Badger