A jet charter airport in Accomack County takes visitors to the northernmost section of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, sandwiched between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. More than half of Accomack County’s footprint is waterfront.
As one of the largest unspoiled wetland habitats in the world, Accomack County is home to thousands of birds, small reptiles, and insect species.
Established in 1634, Accomack County is still welcoming visitors today, more than four hundred years later. Many colonial and victorian era homes still stand in Accomack County and are used as both residences and storefronts. The area is designated a State Historic District due to the residents’ dedication to restoring colonial architecture.
Countless water activities welcome visitors to Accomack County. Take a boat out on the water to tour around the barrier islands, or spend the day sunning on one of the county’s many beaches. Fishermen will eagerly hit the shore, with plenty of catfish and bass waiting to be caught.
The Wallops Flight Facility, operated by NASA, is based in Accomack County. One of only three commercial rock launch facilities in the United States, the Wallops Flight Facility supports NASA’s research and development of orbital and sub-orbital payloads. As the head of NASA’s space and earth science program, Wallops Flight Facility partners with the United States Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Virginia Space.
Accomack County is conveniently located within a short distance from many major cities. Richmond, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are all within 150 miles of the area.