Onancock, VA was founded as Port Scarborough in 1680. With a population of about 1,500, Onancock is one of the largest towns on Virginia’s remote Eastern Shore. Once a significant port town, it was a stop for steamboats that carried passengers and goods between the large ports of Baltimore Maryland and Norfolk Virginia. The town is wrapped to the north and south by branches of Onancock Creek. The creek wanders past many old and beautiful homes for about 4 miles to the Chesapeake Bay.
Runnymede (Thomas Crooper House), Walston Creek, Accomac, VA An example of a characteristic type of Eastern Shore of Virginia house called the "big room, little room, colonnade, and kitchen." Oldest section, the "little room,"has date of 1797 molded in brick of north chimney. The larger section, the ;big room,is said to have been built in 1862.