Peninsula Enterprise, October 24, 1885


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse service

Mr. Wm. G. Bell is the assistant keeper of Cherrystone lighthouse.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - General Stores

A new storehouse has been recently opened at Exmore station, by Messrs. Smith & Willis, and the members composing the firm being popular and competent business men, their venture cannot fail of success.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction

Accomac C. H.

Mr. W. J. Coleburn is having a handsome dwelling erected in our town.


fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Storage


Potatoes are being put in kilns -- our farmers declining to sell at present prices.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : DredgingTransportation -- Water - SailboatsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionMigration


The preparation for dredging this season are greater than has been known for several years.

Several transfers of vessel property have been made to parties in this vicinity of late. Capt. E. T. Somers has purchased sloop Edna Brown, Capts. Isaac Somers and H. T. Thornton, schooners Sarah Ann and Walter Wessels, sloop Homer.

A. F. Mears is having a handsome dwelling erected and proposes soon also to have his storehouse enlarged and remodeled to meet the requirements of his trade.

Mr. Geo. T. Byrd of this place has concluded to try his fortunes in the Indian Territory, and leaves shortly for his adopted home.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

Northampton County.

Trustees appointed, M. E. church South: -- Capeville, George Willis, C. F. Nottingham, Joshua Warren, Luther N. Willis and W. Hunt.

Johnsontown, Laban J. Belote, E. W. Roberts, T. W. Turner, John W. Fox and Charles Bradford.

Salem, John L. Dalby, R. O. Nottingham, A. F. Cobb, S. B. Travis and Jno. Willis.

Franktown, P. B. Tankard, John R. Tankard, Obed Lelly and J. T. Rogers.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches


At the protracted meeting just closed at Zion Baptist church there were eight converts.


Sea -- Fish factoriesSea -- Finfish - Catch : TroutInfrastructure -- Public : SchoolsSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeedSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Prices


Our fish factories have closed and the "catch" during the season, will pay the owners, though not as large as heretofore.

Twelve thousand fine trout were caught in nets of Wm. S. Thomas last Monday.

Our schools opened this year with 115 pupils, under the control of Mr. Joseph A. Baker and Miss Milbourne of Pocomoke.

Oyster plants are selling at this point at 12 1-2 cents per bushel.

New Lighthouse.

reprinted from Baltimore Sun, October 20.Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse service

The lighthouse board has authority from Congress to construct a new lighthouse in the Chesapeake bay, at a point near Cape Charles City, Virginia. To-day bids for furnishing the metal work for the light, which is to be known as the Plantation lighthouse, were opened in the Treasury Department. The following bids were submitted: Allentown Rolling Mills, $5,200; H. A. Ramsay & Son, $5,247; the Builders' Iron Foundry, $5,509; West Point Foundry, $5,875; Snead & Co.'s Iron works, $6,139; Phoenix Iron Co., $6,750. The Allentown rolling mills being the lowest bidder, will probably be awarded the contract. The new lighthouse is to be built for the accommodation of steamers running between Norfolk and Cape Charles City.

Farmer's Club.

Farmers -- Farmers' organizations

The farmers in the vicinity of Marionville, Franktown and Bird's Nest station, met at Marionville, Wednesday night, October 14th inst., and organized a "farmer's club," under the name of "Farmer's Red Bank Association." The following officers were elected: T. T. Upshur Jr., President; C. E. Godwin, vice-President; R. B. Handy, Secretary; John H. Floyd, Treasurer. A committee of five of our most intelligent farmers was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws. The club adjourned to meet again on Wednesday night, October 28th, 7.30 p.m.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 24, 1885