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Exmore in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Accomac County / Northampton County

 
 
Acccomac County side of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Acccomac County side of marker.
Inscription. [Accomac County side]:
Accomac County
Area 502 Square Miles
The Eastern Shore was first known as the Kingdom of Accomac, for an indian tribe. Accomac was one of the original shires formed in 1634. The name was changed to Northampton in 1643. In 1663, the present Accomac County was made from Northampton.

[Northampton County side]:
Northampton County
Area 239 Square Miles
One of the original shires formed in 1634 and named Accomac. In 1643 the name was changed to Northampton for an English County. This county was Governor Berkeley's stronghold in the rebellion of 1676.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation Development Commission. (Marker Number 1-Z.)
 
Location. 37° 32.571′ N, 75° 48.813′ W. Marker is in Exmore, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of US 13 and County Line Road, on the right when traveling north on US 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Exmore VA 23350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
Northampton County side of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Northampton County side of marker.
, measured as the crow flies. Occahannock (here, next to this marker); Occohannock Indians (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peter Jacob Carter (approx. 6 miles away); “The Bear and the Cub” (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named “The Bear and the Cub” (approx. 6.5 miles away); Oak Grove Methodist Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Three Northampton Landmarks (approx. 9 miles away); Northampton County High School (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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