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In 1786, Virginia officially established a town at this location called Drummond. Drummondtown was renamed Accomac, Virginia, in 1893 (no, I don't know why the town dropped the final "k"). An interesting album of current and historic Accomac photos.
The Eastern Shore Public Library is located at 23610 Front Street and they have a good collection of local history and genealogy.
The Accomack County administrative offices are in town, as is the Public School administration. The regional Planning District Commission is also here. There's also a bank, gas station, accountants, the Eastern Shore News headquarters, and a sawmill.
The closest hotel to Accomac is the Quality Inn a couple miles south in Onley. The town of Onancock, just a few miles to the west, has a boutique hotel and several bed and breakfasts. Onancock lodging. About 15 minutes south on Route 13 there are several more hotels in Exmore, including the Best Western, Hampton Inn & Suites, and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.
Accomac Walking Tour
The homes around town are all private residences. You can look from the street, but please don't disturb the occupants. Restrooms are available on the first floor of the County Administration building.
Old Mercantile Building
Makemie Presbyterian Church
St James Episcopal Church
Accomac Shops and Restaurants
There is a good place to eat in Accomac, Virginia. Mallards Restaurant on Front Street serves tasty breakfasts and lunches in a nicely renovated cottage. The food is highly recommended ... you get large portions made from quality ingredients. Very casual and only open weekdays.
There's not much in the way of shopping in town. A boat dealer and marine supply store on the northern end of town is about it.
Accomac Virginia Real Estate
There are certainly some beautiful homes in town, as you've seen if you've tried our walking tour. Accomac Virginia is away from the water so it has relatively few bug problems.
All homes and businesses in Accomac have their own wells and septic systems. Have them professionally checked if you're buying a house! A replacement alternative septic system might cost $15,000.
On the seaside, to the east of Accomac, is Folly Creek. This deep creek leads to the seaside marsh, Cedar Island, and through an inlet to the ocean. Also nearby on the seaside are the small subdivisions of Seaview and Henry's Point. They have great views of the barrier islands, but beware the biting flies in the summer.
There are many wonderful places to live on the Eastern Shore, but there are a few pitfalls to avoid too. Be an informed buyer and you'll be a happy buyer. Learn about new developments on our Eastern Shore real estate page.
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