August 31, 2014

The Oldest House on Chincoteague Island


The oldest house on the island was the home of Captain Timothy Hill. It was built around 1800.

Europeans first came to the island around 1680. The name originated with local Native Americans whose descendants are said to be the Nanticoke people in nearby Delaware. The population of Chincoteague was small for many years, but grew after a bridge from the mainland opened in 1922.




6 comments:

  1. I love historical tours....this was interesting. And the oldest house still stands?!! That is awesome.

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  2. Nice pictures! That house looks so tiny. How cool that it is still standing.

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  3. This does look like a very interesting place. I enjoy learning about history and stuff like this.

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