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Accomac, VA 23301
4077 Main St.
Chincoteague, VA 23336
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Oyster and Maritime Museum
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is named for Natural Bridge
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". 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
P. O. Box 388
Accomac, VA 23301-0388
* 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