The Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1603-1964


The Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1603-1964 - Nora Miller Turman, M.A., CG. This popular history tells the story of Virginia's portion of the Delmarva Peninsula from the first recorded English landing to the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel connecting Accomack and Northampton Counties with the mainland. It is based on many years of research in local, county, and state records. Many original sources are quoted at length, and give fascinating contemporary descriptions of some of the events that occurred over nearly four centuries. The bulk of the volume deals with the period prior to 1900, but the last quarter covers the present century. There are several maps and numerous illustrations which add greatly to the interest of the book. The compiler, a Board Certified Genealogist, has written several other historical works and articles, and is well-known for her historical accuracy and literary skills. She has also included a wealth of personal data on local residents in this volume.

(1964), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 316 pp.

ISBN: 9781556131479