Eastville History

Courthouse SignEastville is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, about 15 miles north of the southern-most tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. The town is a pleasant gathering of large homes where wide porches are shaded by graceful old oaks.The total population of this historic town is 281 (per the 2010 Census).

Eastville has been the Seat of Northampton County since 1680. The Old Courthouse was constructed about 1731 and the oldest continuous court records in the nation (dating from 1632) are preserved here and can be viewed by the visitor. The Declaration of Independence was publicly read from the steps of the courthouse on August 13, 1776. A charming courthouse green invites the visitor to explore the surrounding historical buildings.