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Onancock
Accomack County, Virginia

ZipCodes
23417

Motto
The Gem of the Eastern Shore of Virginia



Page Contents for Onancock, Virginia

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government



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.

Location

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

1680


Attractions

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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