ESVA Historical Index

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Index contains notes on topics of potential interest collected primarily from local newspapers compiled by ESPL Librarian Brooks Miles Barnes throughout his career. It is not a comprehensive index of those newspapers. Most of the sources cited are in the collections of the Eastern Shore Public Library.  Entries consist of a subject, the source information and a brief note about the content, but not the full text of the article. Heritage Center staff can supply a limited number of digital images of selected entries upon request.  Please contact us for more information.


AN = Accomack News (Onancock)
CCESN = Eastern Shore News (Cape Charles)
ESH = Eastern Shore Herald (Eastville)
ESN = Eastern Shore News (Onancock)
NL = Norfolk Landmark (Norfolk)
NT = Northampton Times (Cape Charles)
PE = Peninsula Enterprise (Accomac)