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Greenbackville, Virginia
Street scene in Greenbackville, July 2018
Street scene in Greenbackville, July 2018
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Country United States
State Virginia
County Accomack
Elevation
3 ft (0.9 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 192
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23356
Area code(s) 757, 948 (planned)
GNIS feature ID 1494969

Greenbackville is a census-designated place (CDP) 4.5 miles (5 km) south of Stockton, Maryland in Accomack County, Virginia, located just south of the Maryland state line. The population as of the 2010 Census was 192. The town was settled in 1867 and was officially named "Greenbackville" by the United States Postal Service in 1874.

Greenbackville and neighboring Franklin City, Virginia grew as a result of the railroad line, the Worcester railroad, completed on April 7, 1876 to transport oysters and other shellfish from Chincoteague to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. However, during the course of the 20th century the Depression, the construction of the Chincoteague Causeway, and the nor'easter of 1962 all helped to erode Greenbackville's economic base. The railroad line from the Maryland State line into Franklin City was abandoned in 1956.

The population of Accomack County near Greenbackville grew with the creation of Captain's Cove, a planned residential community just west of Greenbackville.

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