Modest Town, Virginia

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Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.

Modest Town (Sometimes spelled Modestown) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 149.

The origin of the name "Modest Town" is obscure.[1] In the mid-19th century, it was a point along the stagecoach route between Wilmington, Delaware and Eastville, Virginia.[2]


  1. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. pp. 141–142. 
  2. ^ Smith, John Calvin (1847). The Illustrated Hand-book, a New Guide for travelers through the United States of America. New York City: Sherman & Smith. pp. 127–128. 

Coordinates: 37°48′46″N 75°33′54″W / 37.81278°N 75.56500°W / 37.81278; -75.56500