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Our Genealogy Helper for Modest Town ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Modest Town (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 Modest Town. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Modest Town is located in Accomack County.

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 Modest Town. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Modest Town:

  • Accomack County     (The home county of Modest Town)
    • Groton Town (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton Town
      • Groton Town lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton Town
    • Metompkin (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metompkin
      • Metompkin lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metompkin
    • Bloxom (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloxom
      • Bloxom lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • 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>
    • Hallwood (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallwood
      • Hallwood lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallwood
    • Hopeton (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeton
      • Hopeton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeton
    • Temperanceville (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Whitesville (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
    • Parksley (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksley
      • Parksley lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • 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>
    • Greenbush (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
      • Greenbush lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
    • Accomac (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accomac
      • Accomac lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accomac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accomac
    • Withams (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withams
      • Withams lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Withams
    • Wattsville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wattsville
      • Wattsville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wattsville
    • Onley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onley
      • Onley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • 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>
  • Northampton County
    • Exmore (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exmore
      • Exmore lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exmore<3>
    • Pleasant Cove Village (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Cove Village
      • Pleasant Cove Village lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • 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 (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
      • Jamesville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Nassawadox (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nassawadox
      • Nassawadox lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • 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>
    • Sheps End (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheps End
      • Sheps End lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheps End
    • Birdsnest (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Machipongo (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machipongo
      • Machipongo lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • 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 (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastville
      • Eastville lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Northampton County
      • 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>
  • Northumberland County
    • Reedville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
    • Ophelia (39 miles [62.8 km] to the west)
  • Somerset County (MD)
    • Rehobeth (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehobeth
      • Rehobeth lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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>
    • Tulls Corner (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulls Corner
      • Tulls Corner lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulls Corner
    • Lawsonia (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonia
      • Lawsonia lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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
    • West Pocomoke (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pocomoke
      • West Pocomoke lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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
    • Annemessix Towne (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annemessix Towne
      • Annemessix Towne was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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.
    • Crisfield (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crisfield
      • Crisfield lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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 (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daugherty Town
      • Daugherty Town lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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
    • Costen (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Costen
      • Costen lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • 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
    • Westover (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<3>
    • Fairmount (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
    • Manokin (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manokin
      • Manokin lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manokin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manokin
    • Upper Fairmount (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Fairmount
      • Upper Fairmount lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Fairmount
    • Frenchtown-Rumbly (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown-Rumbly
      • Frenchtown-Rumbly lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Somerset County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown-Rumbly
  • Wicomico County (MD)
    • Fruitland (35 miles [56.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
      • Fruitland lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Wicomico County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitland<3>
    • Salisbury (38 miles [61.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Wicomico County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,017 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<3>
    • Bivalve (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Tyaskin (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Quantico (39 miles [62.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quantico
      • Quantico lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Wicomico County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quantico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quantico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quantico<3>
    • Parsonsburg (40 miles [64.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsonsburg
      • Parsonsburg lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Wicomico County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsonsburg<3>
  • Worcester County (MD)
    • Pocomoke City (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocomoke City
      • Pocomoke City lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Worcester County
      • 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 (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Modest Town and is located in Worcester County
      • 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 (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girdletree
      • Girdletree lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Modest Town and is located in Worcester County
      • 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 (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Worcester County
      • 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>
    • Cedartown (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedartown
      • Cedartown lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Modest Town and is located in Worcester County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedartown
    • Newark (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Berlin (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Modest Town and is located in Worcester County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,940 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Modest Town ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Modest Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Modest Town, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Modest Town.

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 websites either 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 Modest Town:

  • 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 Modest Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Modest Town.

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 Modest Town covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessells Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • 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.
    • Edge Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edge Hill 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.
    • Fairlawn Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn Cemetery
  • Fairview Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Lawn Cemetery
    • The Fairview Lawn Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Onancock.More accurately, Fairview Lawn Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Lawn Cemetery
  • Mt. Holly 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.
    • Onancock Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town.
    • 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.
    • Joynes Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joynes Cemetery
  • Mechanics Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mechanics Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mechanics Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mechanics Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Modest Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanics Cemetery
  • Red Mens Cemetery
  • Continue List   (116 more) ...

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Modest Town had a population of 152 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Modest Town (Accomack County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modest Town
    • Modest Town lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Modest Town had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Modest Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modest Town
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Modest Town<3>
  • Nelsonia (Accomack County)
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    • Nelsonia lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nelsonia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gargatha (Accomack County)
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    • Gargatha lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • 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.
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  • Mappsville (Accomack County)
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    • Mappsville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mappsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mappsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mappsville<3>
  • Metompkin (Accomack County)
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    • Metompkin lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • 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
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  • Bloxom (Accomack County)
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    • Bloxom lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bloxom had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloxom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hallwood (Accomack County)
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    • Hallwood lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hallwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mearsville (Accomack County)
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    • Mearsville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mearsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mearsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Guilford (Accomack County)
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    • Guilford lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Guilford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hopeton (Accomack County)
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    • Hopeton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopeton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Parksley (Accomack County)
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    • Parksley lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksley<3>
  • Pastoria (Accomack County)
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    • Pastoria lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
    • 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.
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    • Temperanceville (Accomack County)
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      • Temperanceville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Temperanceville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperanceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temperanceville<3>
    • Justisville (Accomack County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justisville
      • Justisville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • 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.
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    • Lee Mont (Accomack County)
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      • Lee Mont lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Modest Town and is located in Accomack County
      • 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.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Modest Town. See our List of 1890's Communities around Modest Town.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Modest Town) 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 Modest Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Modest TownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Modest Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8129, Longitude: -75.5649       In this case, the coordinates for Modest Town 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>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 Modest Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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