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Seaford is an unincorporated community in York County, Virginia, United States, on the Virginia Peninsula. As of the 2010 Census, the Seaford postal area (ZIP Code 23696) had a population of 3,669.

History

John Chisman patented 600 acres (2.4 km2) on Crab Neck in 1636 and began the Seaford Settlement. The area was originally called Crab Neck, Crab Rock and Calamar. The Crab Neck post office was established in 1889 and changed its name to Seaford in 1910. The community has remained small over the years and includes many waterfront properties.

Economy

Many of the businesses located in Seaford are related to its close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and other tributaries. Some of these businesses include Calvin Hudgins Welding [1], Lighthouse Marine Surveying and Consulting, Mill's Marina,Seaford Scallop Company,Seaford Country Market, a Coca-Cola Distributor and Smith's Marine Railway. Smith's Marine Railway has been in continuous operation by the Smith family since 1842. The Seaford Country Market closed for a number of years and then acquired new owners and reopened for business. They serve different hot food items such as pizzas and sandwiches. There are groceries items such as milk and flour and snack foods. There is beer, ice, and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. They also have ice cream, candy, and pre-packaged deserts.

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