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Assateague Island is in Accomack County.

The community name derives from an Indian term for "stony river"

The latitude of Assateague Island is 38.083N. The longitude is -75.208W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Assateague Island is between Chincoteague Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Coastline is shared by Maryland and Virginia
Wild ponies have inhabited the island for centuries. The horses are separated into two herds, one on each side of the state line
Setting for Marguerite Henry's novel, "Misty of Chincoteague"
Nearby parks & recreation: Assateague State Park, Assateague Island National Seashore
Wildlife: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Assateague Lighthouse

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Accomack County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Assateague Island political report.

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