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Chincoteague Island is in Accomack County.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "large stream," "inlet" or "beautiful land across the water."
The latitude of Chincoteague Island is 37.938N. The longitude is -75.361W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
During the Civil War, Chincoteague Island was the only community in Virginia to not secede from the Union.
The community is known for its annual roundup of wild horses. Each July, ponies are rounded up and swum across the channel to be sold
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Accomack County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chincoteague Island political report.
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