Accomack County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Accomack County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1663 as one of the original eight shires established in 1634. 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. Accomack county was named for the Native American word Accawmack, meaning "on the other side", referencing the county's position across Chesapeake Bay. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Accomack County is bordered by Somerset County, Maryland (northwest), Worcester County, Maryland (northeast), Northampton County (south), Middlesex County (west), Lancaster County (west), Northumberland County (west).

Accomack County Cities and Towns include Accomac, Belle Haven, Bloxom, Chincoteague, Hallwood, Keller, Melfa, Onancock, Onley, Painter, Parksley, Saxis, Tangier and Wachapreague

Accomack County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Accomack County, VA Courthouse
Accomack County, VA Courthouse

The Accomack County Courthouse is located in Accomac, Virginia. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH .  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Accomack County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records.

  • Accomack County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1774, Land Records from 1663, Court Records from 1695 and Probate Records from 1663. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
  • Accomack County Assessor's Office
  • Accomack County Health Department
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.

Accomack County, Virginia Census Records

Accomack County, Virginia Vital Records

Accomack County, Virginia Resources

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