Watson House (Chincoteague Island, Virginia)

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Watson House
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Type Wood
Location 2240 Main Street
Chincoteague, Virginia
Coordinates 37°56′11″N75°22′19″W / 37.93628°N 75.37189°W / 37.93628; -75.37189 Coordinates: 37°56′11″N75°22′19″W / 37.93628°N 75.37189°W / 37.93628; -75.37189
Construction started 1898 [1]

The Watson House is a historic U.S. home located at 4240 Main Street, Chincoteague, Virginia. The house represents a notable example of the Chincoteague architectural style. [1] The Watson family lived in Chincoteague for many generations and Robert Watson and his son David Robert Watson built this house in 1898. [1] The Watson family co-founded the first organized Pony Penning event in 1925 on Chincoteague. The house currently serves as bed and breakfast.

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Chincoteague is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, U.S. The town includes the whole of Chincoteague Island and an area of adjacent water. The population was 2,941 at the 2010 census. The town is known for the Chincoteague Ponies, although these are not actually on the island of Chincoteague but on nearby Assateague Island. These ponies and the annual Pony Penning Day are the subject of Marguerite Henry's 1947 children's book Misty of Chincoteague, which was made into the 1961 family film Misty, filmed on location.

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  1. 1 2 3 Watson House Historical marker mounted on the front of the Watson House.

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