Assawoman, Virginia

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Assawoman, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Assawoman is located in Virginia
Assawoman is located in the US
Location in Virginia
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
Country United States
State Virginia
County Accomack
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 23302
GNIS feature ID 1462604[1]

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

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]

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

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  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.