Assawoman, Virginia

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Assawoman, Virginia
Assawoman in July 2018
Assawoman in July 2018
Assawoman is located in Virginia
Assawoman
Assawoman
Location in Virginia
Assawoman is located in the United States
Assawoman
Assawoman
Assawoman (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°52′27″N 75°31′28″W / 37.87417°N 75.52444°W / 37.87417; -75.52444Coordinates: 37°52′27″N 75°31′28″W / 37.87417°N 75.52444°W / 37.87417; -75.52444
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyAccomack
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
23302
GNIS feature ID1462604[1]

Assawoman is an unincorporated community in Accomack County, Virginia. Its ZIP code is 23302.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Assawoman" denoted a female Indian of the similarly-named tribe.[2] Assawoman was originally known as Assawaman until 1966 when the Board on Geographic Names decided upon its current spelling.[3] Their post office was established in October 1890.[4]

History[edit]

Assawoman United Methodist Church in July 2018

Arbuckle Place, situated in Assawoman, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assawoman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 9.
  3. ^ Petras, Kathryn; Petras, Ross (18 December 2007). Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidity. Random House Publishing Group. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-307-41761-9.
  4. ^ "USPS - VIRGINIA Post Offices". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.