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Our Genealogy Helper for Accomac ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Accomac (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Accomac. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Accomac is located in Accomack County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Accomack County: Somerset (MD), Lancaster, Middlesex, Northampton & Northumberland.

Below are the counties that are near Accomac. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Accomac:

  • Accomack County     (The home county of Accomac)
    • Greenbush [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
      • Greenbush [Accomack County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
    • Onley [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onley
      • Onley [Accomack County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onley<3>
    • Parksley [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksley
      • Parksley [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parksley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksley<3>
    • Whitesville [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
    • Metompkin [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metompkin
      • Metompkin [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metompkin
    • Locustville [Accomack County]
    • Onancock [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onancock
      • Onancock [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onancock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onancock<3>
    • Hopeton [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeton
      • Hopeton [Accomack County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeton
    • Melfa [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melfa
      • Melfa [Accomack County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melfa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melfa<3>
    • Bloxom [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloxom
      • Bloxom [Accomack County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloxom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloxom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloxom<3>
    • Locust Mount [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Mount
      • Locust Mount [Accomack County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Mount
    • Wachapreague [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wachapreague
      • Wachapreague [Accomack County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wachapreague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wachapreague<3>
  • Lancaster County
    • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmarnock
      • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmarnock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock<3>
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stone
      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<3>
  • Mathews County
  • Northampton County
    • Exmore [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exmore
      • Exmore [Northampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exmore<3>
    • Nassawadox [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nassawadox
      • Nassawadox [Northampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nassawadox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nassawadox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nassawadox<3>
    • Pleasant Cove Village [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Cove Village
      • Pleasant Cove Village [Northampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Cove Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Cove Village
    • Jamesville [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
      • Jamesville [Northampton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Birdsnest [Northampton County]
    • Sheps End [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheps End
      • Sheps End [Northampton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheps End
    • Machipongo [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machipongo
      • Machipongo [Northampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machipongo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Machipongo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Machipongo<3>
    • Eastville [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastville
      • Eastville [Northampton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastville<3>
    • Cheriton [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheriton
      • Cheriton [Northampton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheriton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheriton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheriton<3>
    • Cape Charles [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Charles
      • Cape Charles [Northampton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,056 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Charles<3>
  • Northumberland County
  • Somerset County (MD)
    • Lawsonia [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonia
      • Lawsonia [Somerset County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawsonia
    • Tulls Corner [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulls Corner
      • Tulls Corner [Somerset County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulls Corner
    • Crisfield [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crisfield
      • Crisfield [Somerset County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crisfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crisfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crisfield<3>
    • Daugherty Town [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daugherty Town
      • Daugherty Town [Somerset County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daugherty Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daugherty Town
    • Annemessix Towne [Somerset County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annemessix Towne
      • Annemessix Towne [Somerset County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annemessix Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rehobeth [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehobeth
      • Rehobeth [Somerset County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehobeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehobeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rehobeth<3>
    • Tylerton [Somerset County]
    • Costen [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Costen
      • Costen [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Costen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Costen
    • Fairmount [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
    • West Pocomoke [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pocomoke
      • West Pocomoke [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pocomoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pocomoke
    • Rhodes Point [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodes Point
      • Rhodes Point [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes Point
    • Smith Island [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Island
      • Smith Island [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Island
  • Worcester County (MD)
    • Pocomoke City [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocomoke City
      • Pocomoke City [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocomoke City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Pocomoke City:
      • New Town
      • Stevens Landing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocomoke City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocomoke City<3>
    • Stockton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Worcester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<3>
    • Girdletree [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girdletree
      • Girdletree [Worcester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Girdletree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girdletree
    • Snow Hill [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Worcester County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Accomac, see our County-by-County Page for Accomac.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Accomac ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Accomac.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Accomac. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Accomac and those printed in the larger area surrounding Accomac.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Accomac.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Accomac:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Accomac ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Accomac.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Accomac covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Edge Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Edge Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edge Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edge Hill Cemetery
  • Mt. Holly Cemetery
  • Fairlawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairlawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn Cemetery
  • Fairview Lawn Cemetery
  • Onancock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Onancock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Onancock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onancock Cemetery
  • Joynes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Joynes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Joynes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joynes Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Liberty Cemetery
    • Martin/Hatton
    • Major Doughty Gravesite
    • Bloxom Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bloxom Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bloxom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bloxom Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Accomac.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloxom Cemetery
    • Wessells Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wessells Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wessells Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wessells Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Accomac.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessells Cemetery
    • McLane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLane Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the McLane Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • McLane Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLane Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2332732<4>
    • Pungoteague Community Church Cemetery
    • Belle Haven Cemetery
    • Phillips Place Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phillips Place Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phillips Place Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Phillips Place Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips Place Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Accomac in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Accomac.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Accomac, with the one closest to Accomac listed first.

  • Tasley [Accomack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tasley
    • Tasley [Accomack County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Accomac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tasley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tasley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tasley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tasley<3>
  • Daugherty [Accomack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daugherty
    • Daugherty [Accomack County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Accomac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Daugherty had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daugherty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daugherty
  • Pastoria [Accomack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pastoria
    • Pastoria [Accomack County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pastoria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pastoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pastoria
  • Onley [Accomack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onley
    • Onley [Accomack County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 499 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Onley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onley<3>
  • Lee Mont [Accomack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Mont
    • Lee Mont [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lee Mont had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Mont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Mont
  • Locustville [Accomack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locustville
    • Locustville [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Accomac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 145 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Locustville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locustville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locustville<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Metompkin [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metompkin
      • Metompkin [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Metompkin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metompkin
    • Parksley [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksley
      • Parksley [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parksley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parksley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksley<3>
    • Onancock [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onancock
      • Onancock [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 726 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Onancock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onancock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onancock<3>
    • Justisville [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justisville
      • Justisville [Accomack County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Justisville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justisville
    • Savageville [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savageville
      • Savageville [Accomack County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Savageville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savageville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savageville
    • Hopkins [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins
      • Hopkins [Accomack County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopkins had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins
    • Chesconessex [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesconessex
      • Chesconessex [Accomack County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chesconessex had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesconessex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesconessex
    • Melfa [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melfa
      • Melfa [Accomack County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Accomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melfa had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melfa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melfa<3>
    • Gargatha [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gargatha
      • Gargatha [Accomack County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Accomac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gargatha had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gargatha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gargatha

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Accomac. See our List of 1890's Communities around Accomac.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Accomac ...

While our initial data about Accomac came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Accomac in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Accomac.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Accomac in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Accomac for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Accomac. See our Misc Page for Accomac for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Accomack County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Accomac. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Accomack County: www.co.accomack.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Accomac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Accomac. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AccomacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Accomac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7195, Longitude: -75.6675       In this case, the coordinates for Accomac have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Accomac, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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