Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 17.
ACCOMAC COUNTY, on the eastern shore of Virginia, between Chesapeake bay and the ocean. It is about 20 miles long, and 10 miles wide, with an area of 240 square miles. The surface is generally sandy and flat. Courts are held at Drummond town. Pop., in 1820, 15,969; in 1830, 19,656; in 1840, 17,096; in 1850, 17,890.