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Property Name Tangier Island Historic District
Reference Number 14000384
State Virginia
County Accomack
Town Tangier
Street Address West Ridge Road, Main Ridge Road, Canton Road (and other roads and alleys and lanes)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/27/2014
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, ARCHAEOLOGY - Prehistoric, ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic, COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, MARITIME HISTORY, MILITARY, RELIGION, ETHNIC HERITAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN, ETHNIC HERITAGE: NATIVE AMERICAN
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000384.pdf
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The Tangier Island Historic District is significant at the state level of significance under Criterion A in the areas of Commerce, Ethnic Heritage: Native American, Ethnic Heritage: African American, Industry, Maritime, Military, and Religion. The district is significant at the local level under Criterion C in the area of Architecture and under Criterion D in the areas of Archaeology-Prehistoric and Archaeology-Historic. The district's period of significance is c. 8000 B.C.-1964. The beginning date represents the earliest archaeological data recovered at sites in the Uppards area and continues through the periodic human habitation that occurred within the historic district from the Paleonindian period through Native American contact with Europeans in the seventeenth century. European settlement commenced significant trends and patterns of development through the end date of the period of significance in 1964; this end date acknowledges that historic activities continued to have importance within the last fifty years.

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