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Accomack County, Virginia One Place Study

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Accomack County


Accomack County was created on 1634 from from the Northampton County. It was named after the Shire of the same name which was came from the Native American word Accawmack. In 1670, the Virginia Colony's Royal Governor William Berkeley abolished Accomac County, but the Virginia General Assembly re-created it in 1671. In 1940, the General Assembly officially added a "k" to the end of the county's name to arrive at its current spelling, which is Accomack County.


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My wife has roots in Accomac County that go back to 1646. I have been using "Miles Files" a lot, which has been been extremely helpful. It was created by Barry & Moody miles and is part of the Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL) website. It contains over 97,000 names, so far. It is a work in progress and allows peer review. Barry Miles died a few years ago, but Moody carries on with the project. The web location is: http://espl-genealogy.org/MilesFiles/site/index.htm

Also the ESPL contains maps, grave yards, stories, digital libraries and much more. Some of the links on the main page could also be listed. https://espl.org/genealogy/

"Ghotes of Virginia" is also very useful. http://www.ghotes.net/

posted by Carl Seibert III
Please edit the page to incorporate your additional resources for this county.
posted by William Foster Jr