Seaford, Virginia

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Seaford is an unincorporated community in York County, Virginia, United States, on the Virginia Peninsula.

History[edit]

John Chisman patented 600 acres (2.4 km2) on Crab Neck in 1636 and began the Seaford Settlement.[1] The area was originally called Crab Neck, Crab Rock and Calamar. The Crab Neck post office was established in 1889 and changed its name to Seaford in 1910.[2] The community has remained small over the years and includes many waterfront properties.

Economy[edit]

Many of the businesses located in Seaford are related to its close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and other tributaries. Some of these businesses include Calvin Hudgins Welding [1], Lighthouse Marine Surveying and Consulting, Mill's Marina,Seaford Scallop Company,Seaford Country Market and a Coca-Cola Distributor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/hiway_markers/marker.cfm?mid4059
  2. ^ Seaford, Virginia Community Profile

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°11′54″N 76°25′59″W / 37.19833°N 76.43306°W / 37.19833; -76.43306