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Nassawadox, Virginia

Nassawadox is located 5 miles South of Exmore and was founded in 1884. The name derives from a word from a Native American language that means “land between two waters.”

“Nassawadox” is an Indian word that is said to mean “place between two streams,” and the name appears throughout the records of the Shore beginning in the 1600’s but was referring to a much larger region to the west that bordered Nassawadox Creek.

Nassawadox is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Chesapeake Bay.

*Nassawadox Chronology by Kirk Mariner. Source: Kirk Mariner Collection at Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center, Eastern Shore Public Library.

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

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