Our Town
    As a rural waterfront village centrally located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, our history begins with the discovery by John Smith in 1608 of the site that is now Onancock, Virginia. We are proud of our history and the historic character of our town. Borne and sustained from the Chesapeake Bay for centuries, today, we treasure the quiet access to the water and the wildlife and marine life it contains. Our waterfront provides a pleasant place to launch your small boat, dock as you visit from the Chesapeake Bay and enjoy the amenities of our residential and business assets. It is easy to walk through our town, and there is much to do in and around Onancock.

Annual Events
Second Fridays (April thru December)
Onancock-Tangier Bay Day (May) 
Town-Wide Yard Sale (May) 
Patriotic Band Concert  & Ice Cream Social (July)
Paint Onancock, A Plein Air Event (October)
Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival (October)
Christmas Parade (December - showing 2012 info)
Onancock Christmas Homes Tour (December)
The Onancock Market (mid-May thru October) 
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Town of Onancock

15 North Street, Onancock, VA 23417

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Onancock Stories

    Click here to view stories, historical perspectives, and articles about our town and the Eastern Shore.  There is also information about submitting stories and articles for posting on this website.


View of North Street facing Market Street

Water Travel

    Ferry to Tangier

    Onancock Creek

    Town Wharf


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