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Accomack County, Virginia


The Gem of the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Page Contents for Onancock, Virginia

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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Onancock is approximately 1,434 (1990), 1263 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 705 (1990), 594 (2010).
The amount of land area in Onancock is 2.722 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.005 sq kilometers.
The distance from Onancock to Washington DC is 109 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Onancock is positioned 37.70 degrees north of the equator and 75.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in far eastern Virginia, on the peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay side.
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History & History Related Items

Onancock is an indian name meaning foggy place. It was first known as Port Scarborough in 1680.

Here is a history page for the Chesapeake Bay area.

Chesapeake Bay, Virginia history
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The founding of Onancock



Onancock Online - a living source of Onancock information.

Other attractions in Onancock:
Kerr Place
Port Onancock
Birthplace of American Presbyterian Church

Kerr Place
Built in 1799, this federal style mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society. The museum offers many collections plus local history, books, photos and more.

Town information including attractions, weather, tides, fishing, and calendar of events.

The downtown area of Onancock has many shops and restaurants. Many large Victorian era homes may be found here.
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Onancock City Government

Onancock Online - a living source of Onancock information.

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