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Welcome to
Accomack County,
Virginia

TOWNSHIPS
Accomac
Belle Haven
Bloxom
Chincoteague
Hallwood
Keller
Melfa
Onancock
Onley
Painter
Parksley
Saxis
Tangier
Wachapreague
 
Other municipalities:
Assateague Island
Chincoteague Island
Quinby
Tangier Island
Tasley
Temperanceville
Unincorporated areas
CEMETERIES
Belle Haven Cem.
Bloxom Cem.
Edge Hill Cem.
Fairlawn Cem.
Greenwood Cem.
Jones Cem.
Justis Cem.
Liberty Cem.
Mechanics Cem.
Mount Holly Cem.
Onacock Cem.
Parksley Cem.
Redman Cem.
Ridge Cem.
Wachapregue Cem.
Wessells Cem.
 
LIBRARIES:
Eastern Shore Public Libr.
23610 Front St.
Accomac, VA 23301

Island Library
4077 Main St.
Chincoteague, VA 23336
 

HISTORIC DISTRICTS:
Accomac Historic District
Business Rte. 13
Accomac, VA
 
MUSEUM:
Oyster and Maritime Museum
7125 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague, VA

 

 



Welcome to the Accomack County, Virginia
This is a No Muss, No Fuss Website to make your
searches easy and quick.
I hope you find your visit pleasant and fruitful.

This is a very new county for me so please
bear with me as I get things uploaded.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting....

Sharon Wick
Owner and Sole Transcriber.

NOTE:  This will start slow but I will be adding to it
as I can find time.

Rockbridge County is named for Natural Bridge

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     An English expedition landed in the region in 1603, some years before the Jamestown Colony. Captain John Smith visited again in 1608. The native Accawmacke nation numbered around 2000, and were governed by a paramount chief Debedeavon, also known as "The Laughing King". He became a staunch ally to the English, and bestowed them several large land grants within his dwindling territory.
     Accomac Shire was established in 1634 as one of the original eight shires of Virginia. The shire's name comes from the Native American word Accawmack, meaning "on the other side".[4] In 1642 the name was changed to Northampton by the English, to eliminate heathen names in the New World. Northampton was split into two counties in 1663.     The northern section assumed the original Accomac name, the southern, Northampton. In 1940, the General Assembly officially added a "k" to the end of the county's name to arrive at its current spelling. The name of "Accomack County" first appeared in the Decisions of the United States Board on Geographical Names in 1943.
     In 1670, the Virginia Colony's Royal Governor William Berkeley abolished Accomac County, but the Virginia General Assembly re-created it in 1671
Source: wikipedia.com

 


County Courthouse
P. O. Box 388
Accomac, VA  23301-0388
http://www.co.accomack.va.us

 

 

 

ADJACENT COUNTIES
* Somerset Co., MD -
northwest
* Worcester Co., MD - northeast
*Northampton Co., VA - south
* Middlesex Co., VA - west
*Lancaster Co., VA - west
*Northumberland Co., VA - west

County Seat:  Accomac
Year Organized:  1663
Square Miles:  49.50 

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