In Accomack County, the Town of Parksley was founded in the 1880s. It is a small Victorian community located on 160 acres formerly owned by Mr. Benjiamin Parks, the town’s namesake. The town is a magnet for railroad enthusiasts, as it is home to the Eastern Shore Railroad Museum, but that is not the only reason visitors come to the town. It is well known for its numerous large Victorian homes, legendary five-and-dime store, a variety of restaurants, seafood market, and public park. Parksley is soon to be the home of the Eastern Shore Public Library that will house the Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center. The Heritage Center will preserve many historic documents, photos, letters, and books for all to enjoy.

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