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Accomac, Town of

County of Accomack

History of incorporation

Incorporated by order of Circuit Court of Accomack County, June 13, 1944.

Editor's note: A photocopy of the circuit court order is on file in the Legislative Reference Center at the Division of Legislative Services.

Virginia: - Circuit Court of the County of Accomack, On Tuesday, the 13th day of June, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty Four.

In the matter of Petition for

incorporation of the Town of Accomac

This day came again the petitioners by their Attorney and the contestants by their Attorney, and the Court having considered said Petition, the substance of which is words and figures, to wit:

"Your petitioners respectfully state:

(1) That they are inhabitants or the Town of Accomac, residing within the proposed limits of said Town, and that more than twenty of your petitioners are qualified voters.

(2) That the Town of Accomac is an unincorporated Town situate in the County of Accomack, Virginia.

(3) That it will be to the best interest of the inhabitants of said Town that the same be incorporated, and the general good of the community will be promoted thereby.

(4) That the number of inhabitants of said Town exceeds two hundred and does not exceed five thousand.

(5) That the metes and bounds of the proposed corporate limits of said Town are as follows, to wit: Beginning at a post at an angle in the fence on the land of Stewart K. Powell on the Western side of U. S. Highway 13 approximately 278 feet from said Highway, said point marking the beginning of a certain survey made by J. B. Gibb, County Surveyor, on the 20th day of March, 1944, and running South 37 degrees,11 minutes East 278.6 feet to a locust on the Western side of said U. S. Highway 13; thence South 42 degrees, 28 minutes East across said Highway 65.6 feet to another locust; thence across the land of Mildred A. Mapp South 34 degrees, 24 minutes East 367.3 feet to a ditch; thence along said ditch North 59 degrees, 25 minutes East 326.1 feet to a gate post; thence South 30 degrees, 37 minutes East 240.1 feet to an axle between the land of Mildred A. Mapp and Mrs. James H. Fletcher; thence South 30 degrees, 31 minutes East along the lime of Mrs. James H. Fletcher 281.0 feet to a post; thence South 11 degrees, 53 minutes East across the land of Dr. J. L. DeCormis 391.7 feet to an axle iron on the line of Mrs. Blanche Lilliston; thence South 0 degrees, 9 minutes West across the land of Mrs. Blanche Lilliston 80.0 feet to an axle; thence South 0 degrees, 4 minutes East across the land of Dr. J. L. DeCormis 377.5 feet; thence North 89 degrees, 56 minutes East across the land of Dr. J. L. DeCormis 214.0 feet to the public highway; thence across the public highway and along the land of Dr. J. L. DeCormis North 88 degrees, 47 minutes East 314.0 feet; thence across the lands of Dr. J. L. DeCormis, Mrs. Maria Evans and Mrs. Florence Charnock North 0 degrees, 4 minutes West 544.4 feet to a pipe on the line of Mrs. Margaret B. Steinmetz; thence South 89 degrees, 59 minutes East along the line of the property of Mrs. Steinmetz and Mrs. Charnock 378.3 feet to a post; thence across the lands of Mrs. Steinmetz North 1 degree, 42 minutes East 467.5 feet to a sycamore; thence on across the land of Mrs. Steinmetz North 30 degrees, 14 minutes West 477.6 feet to a post on the line between Robert H. Oldham and Mrs. J. H. Ayres; thence North 56 degrees, 33 minutes East across the land of Mrs. J. H. Ayres and Mrs. Edgar Fletcher 551.2 feet to the line of Mrs. Ellen J. Nock; thence along the line of Mrs. Ellen J. Nock North 31 degrees, 34 minutes West 136.4 feet; thence across the land of Mrs. Ellen J. Nock North 54 degrees, 45 minutes East 487.1 feet; thence South 58 degrees, 13 minutes East 167.1 feet along the line of Thomas H. Melson's heirs; thence North 56 degrees, 33 minutes East 595.8 feet across the said Melson land, the land of Miss Hallie B. Higgins and Walker Eichelberger to the line of Mrs. Florence B. Turlington; thence North 69 degrees, 6 minutes East 481.5 feet across the land of Mrs. Florence B. Turlington, Mrs. Margaret Fick and Mrs. Myrtle Lilliston to the line of the H. Chris Somers property; thence North 86 degrees, 52 minutes East 223.9 feet across the Somers property and Samuel Holland lot to the Millard Holland property; thence South 87 degrees, 28 minutes East 363.35 feet across the land of Millard F. Holland and the land of Levin Melson to a point on the land of the Lee Hickman heirs; thence South 53 degrees, 8 minutes East 1132.85 feet across the land of the Lee Hickman heirs and along the Southwest edge of a roadway to a point on the land of Mrs. Thomas H. Melson; thence North 38 degrees, 8 minutes East 773.0 feet along the line of Mrs. Daisy Bundick across the public highway to a point on the land of David C. Wessells; thence North 51 degrees, 57 minutes West 697.8 feet across the land of David C. Wessells; thence North 45 degrees, 43 minutes East 187.2 feet across the land of David C. Wessells; thence North 44 degrees, 17 minutes West 447.9 feet across the land of David C. Wessells and across U. S. Highway 13 to a point on the land of Mrs. Manie Matthews; thence South 45 degrees, 43 minutes West 477.9 feet across the land of Mrs. Manie Matthews and the Eichelberger land to the line of Mrs. C. B. Barnes; thence North 64 degrees, 37 minutes West 184.8 feet to an iron stob on the line of Levin Nock Davis; thence North 46 degrees, 33 minutes West 265.3 feet across the Eichelberger land to a post; thence North 87 degrees, 57 minutes West 400.4 feet across the line of Dr. H. D. Lilliston's land to a post; thence South 87 degrees, 8 minutes West 405.9 feet along the land of Dr. H. D. Lilliston to a pipe; thence South 7 degrees, 11 minutes East 220.5 feet to an axle on the land of B. K. Lilliston; thence South 82 degrees, 4 minutes West 653.3 feet along the land of B. K. Lilliston and Margaret Ellen White to the land of Dr. H. Dix Lilliston; thence North 7 degrees, 7 minutes West across the property of Dr. H. Dix Lilliston 148.5 feet to a pipe; thence South 82 degrees, 24 minutes West across the land of Dr. H. Dix Lilliston 194.1 feet; (thence) South 6 degrees, 10 minutes East 37.25 feet to a pipe; thence South 82 degrees, 24 minutes West 242.55 feet to a pipe; thence North 7 degrees, 31 minutes West 486.8 feet; thence North 8 degrees, 27 minutes West 324.2 feet to a pipe; thence North 9 degrees, 19 minutes West 548.8 feet to a point on the property of Emma L. Milliner; thence South 81 degrees, 59 minutes West 458.2 feet across the land of Emma L. Milliner to the line of the Accomac High School Property; thence along a ditch traverse in the rear of said Accomac High School Property, the ditch being the line, North 43 degrees, 55 minutes West 113.2 feet; thence North 74 degrees, 30 minutes West 175.4 feet; thence North 71 degrees, 53 minutes West 403.5 feet to the line of the Virginia Department of Highways lot and end of ditch traverse; thence South 79 degrees, 1 minute West 154.3 feet along said Highway Department lot; thence South 13 degrees, 14 minutes East 1516.6 feet across the land of Mrs. H. D. Sheppard to a concrete marker on the Methodist Parsonage lot; thence South 76 degrees, 50 minutes West 50.8 feet to a pipe in the rear corner of the Methodist Parsonage Lot; thence South 13 degrees, 10 minutes E. 104.33 feet across the rear of said Parsonage lot; thence North 76 degrees, 50 minutes East 50.8 feet along the line of said Parsonage lot to the land of Mrs. Lankford; thence South 13 degrees, 14 minutes East 173.4 feet along the lots of Mrs. Lankford, Mrs. Core and Lewis & Middleton; thence South 67 degrees, 32 minutes West along a steel fence on the line of Mrs. H. D. Sheppard 628.4 feet to a ditch; thence South 18 degrees, 25 minutes East 261.3 feet along said ditch, the same separating the land of Mrs. H. D. Sheppard and the land of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Fire Insurance Company; thence South 51 degrees, 39 minutes West 950.2 feet across the land of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Fire Insurance Company and the land of Stewart K. Powell to the point of beginning.

(6) That the entire area embraced in said proposed corporate limits is 186 acres.

WHEREFORE, your petitioners pray that an order may be entered by the Court incorporating the unincorporated Town of Accomac as an incorporated Town under the name and style of "The Town of Accomac," with the metes and bounds set forth in this Petition."

and having likewise considered the evidence adduced on behalf of the petitioners and contestants and the arguments of counsel, and it appearing to the Court that said Petition has been duly published for four successive weeks in the Peninsula Enterprise, a newspaper published in the County of Accomack, and posted at the front door of the Court House of said County for four successive weeks, and the Court being satisfied that it will be to the best interest of the inhabitants of the locality, that the prayer of said Petition is reasonable, that the general good of the community will be promoted by the incorporation of said town, and that the number of the inhabitants exceeds two hundred and does not exceed five thousand, and that the area of said locality designated to be embraced within the town is not excessive, the Court doth order and decree that such locality be and the same hereby is incorporated as a town by the name and style of "the town of Accomac," with the metes and bounds hereinbefore set forth as contained in the aforesaid Petition, and doth further order that hereafter the inhabitants within such bounds shall be a body politic and corporate, with the powers, privileges and duties conferred upon and appertaining to towns under the general law.

It is further ordered that an election be held on the third Tuesday in July 1944, at the Court House, in the Town of Accomac, for the election of a mayor and six councilmen for said town, and it is likewise ordered that said mayor and six councilmen, when so elected, shall constitute the Council of said Town.