For a map directing you to Accomack County click here.
Area: 502 square miles
The Eastern Shore was called Accomack, the Indian name meaning the "across-the-water-place." It was one of the original shires formed in 1643. The name was changed to Northhampton in 1643. In 1663 the present Accomack county was
made from Northampton.
Birthplace of Governor Wise, EP-2 I Bus. Rte. 13, town of Accomac
Mary Nottingham Smith High School, EP-22 Bus. Rte. 13, .5 mile e. of Rte. 13
Tangier Island, Q-7-a on Tangier Island
Battle of Pungoteague, WY-12 Rte. 13, at Melfa
Occahannock, WY-13 Rte. 13, at Belle Haven
Onancock, WY-14 Rte. 13,2 miles 5. of Accomac
Founder of Presbyterianism, WY 15 Rte. 13, at Temperanceville
Oak Grove Methodist Church, WY-16 Rte. 13, in Keller
The Bear and the Cub, WY-17 Rte. 13, at Keller
"The Bear and the Cub," WY-I 8 Rte. I 78, .5 mile n. of Pungoteague
Debtor's Prison, WY-19 Rte. 764, in town of Accomac
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