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Chasing History: The Captain Timothy Hill House

Traveling is a major part of my life. Before Covid-19 halted the world, I did an annual traveling trifecta. I would hit (3) different countries for the year. But the Covid-19 pandemic shut international travel down almost completely. But once things started to open up a little, like the rest of the world, I had to find ways to adjust.

As a filmmaker, story-telling is the root of my cause. It is always important to me to be present in my story-telling. Although it is time-consuming and expensive, it is definitely worth it and the sacrifice is invaluable.

The first road trip turned into a VLOG series, called Chasing History: The Underground Railroad. As a result, I have been on a mission to visit historical landmark sites that were a part of the legendary underground railroad. In addition, as part of this mission I drive through other towns with extraordinary history.

I have to admit, it has added an industrial piece to my growth, as I have always been a fan of the world's architecture and the history behind some of the most crafted pieces. But who knew, so much could be learned on the road. I certainly did not. Nevertheless, it has worked out wonderfully.

The Captain Timothy Hill House is located on Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built about 1800.

During one of my road trips I ran up on The Captain Timothy Hill House, a historic home located at Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built around 1800 and is the oldest home on the island. It is significant as a rare surviving example of log plank construction. The replica of the wooden chimney was added in 2017. A brick chimney hides underneath it so there is a legal working fireplace.

The Captain Timothy Hill House sits at 5122 Main Street. It's a typical dwelling of its time but also tells the story of a family. Timothy Hill, a Yankee sailor, ship wrecked off Assateague, made his way to Chincoteague and in 1822 married local girl Rebecca Russell. Their descendants still call Chincoteague home.

What a great find.



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