Place:Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, United States

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NameAccomac
Alt namesDrummondtownsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51000148
TypeTown
Coordinates37.719°N 75.667°W
Located inAccomack, Virginia, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Accomac is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 519 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Accomack County.

History

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According to Whitelaw, prior to 1693 the Accomack County courthouse shifted from Onancock to the tavern of John Cole at Matomkin. This tavern site is now located under the Parks and Recreation Department offices, the Suntrust Bank and the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission offices. In 1693, the General Assembly ordered the court moved permanently to the Matomkin site. In 1786, the Town of Drummond was established. In 1787, the General Assembly further ordered that the Clerk's Office be moved to Drummond. The town became known as Drummondtown, and in 1893 the Post Office changed the name of the town to Accomac, spelling it without the final "k" used by the county. Even today, a road into town is called Drummondtown Road, and locals still occasionally refer to Accomac as Drummondtown.

The name Accomac comes from an Indian word meaning "on the other side".

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