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When was Accomack County, VA Created?
Accomack County was established on 1663 (One of the original eight shires established in 1634. It was renamed Northampton in 1642. In 1663 Northampton was divided into two counties and the northern half got back its original name,but spelled Accomac. Temporarily abolished, 1670, restored 1673. It was renamed Accomack County in 1940.) . This county was named for the Native American word Accawmack, meaning "on the other side", referencing the county's position across Chesapeake Bay
What counties are adjacent to Accomack County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Somerset County, Maryland (northwest), Worcester County, Maryland (northeast), Northampton County (south), Middlesex County (west), Lancaster County (west), Northumberland County (west).
What cities and towns are in Accomack County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Accomack County include Accomac, Belle Haven, Bloxom, Chincoteague, Hallwood, Keller, Melfa, Onancock, Onley, Painter, Parksley, Saxis, Tangier and Wachapreague
Where can find Accomack County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Accomack County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Accomack County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Accomack Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Accomack County Health Department, (Headquarters Office) 23191 Front Street, P.O. Box 177, Accomac, VA 23301-0177 ;757-787-5880
What Accomack County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Accomack County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Accomack Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Accomack Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Accomack Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Accomack County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Accomack County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Accomack County, VA?
A list of Accomack County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Accomack County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Accomack County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Accomack County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.