Accomack County is named for the Native American word meaning “across the water place”.
Onancockk 1663 – 1693
Matomkin 1693 – 1786
Accomac 1786 – present
County Courthouse – Accomac
Location: 23316 Courthouse Avenue / Front Street
Built: 1899 – 1901
Style: Romanesque Revival and Victorian
Architect: B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company
Contractor: B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a projecting brick porch on the first story with recessed entrance and balcony on the second story. The second story has five long arched windows and above is parapet with two small arched windows. On the center of the roof is a large square bell tower with open section at the top and steep green colored roof. There is a cross gable in the center and the roof is hipped. The architect and the contractor was. During construction, George R Nock was the supervisor. On the west side of the courthouse is the old Clerk’s Office constructed of red colored brick in 1887. The building was reconstructed in 1968. The architect was J Linwood Walker and the contractor was Joseph S Floyd Corporation.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1680. In 1710, Delight Shield designed the next courthouse.. Another courthouse was built in 1756.
County District Court – Accomac
Location: 23371 Front Street / Courthouse Avenue
Built: 1999 – 2001
Architect: PMA + Architect
Contractor: Mervin L Blades & Son, Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red-buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a central entrance with projecting canopy above. On either side are slightly projecting section which rise to peaks at the roof line. The roof is hipped.
County Administration – Accomac
Location: Courthouse Avenue / Wise Court
Built: 1999 – 2001
Architect: J Linwood Walker
Contractor: Joseph S Floyd Corporation
Description: The building faces east and is a two story light red colored brick structure. The east front has a slightly projecting center section with three large arches on the first story with recessed entrance. At the roof line is a wide pediment. The roof is hipped.
E – Atlantic Ocean
Photos taken 2013