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Cape Charles, Virginia

Cape Charles is a charming historic town that is located 9.5 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and 56 miles south of the Maryland state line. The town was originally formed in 1883 when it was the southern most and last stop of a railroad line that ran from Manhattan to Cape Charles City as it used to be called. There was a Pennsylvania Congressman named William L. Scott who purchased and laid out the town and not long after that, the town became incorporated featuring a harbor that ran a ferry to Norfolk and eventually to Hampton and Ocean View. Most of the town is designated a Historic District.

Cape Charles is one of the most frequently visited towns on the Eastern Shore and has so much to offer with not only a peaceful lifestyle, but its golf cart community atmosphere with shops and restaurants for everyone.

*information and works cited gathered from “off 13 The Eastern Shore of Virginia Guidebook.”

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