Virginia State Route 179
Virginia State Route 179 (SR 179) is a primary state highway
State highway
State highway, state road or state route can refer to one of three related concepts, two of them related to a state or provincial government in a country that is divided into states or provinces :#A...

 in the U.S. state of Virginia
The Commonwealth of Virginia , is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there...

. The state highway runs 2.94 miles (4.7 km) from SR 1023 in Onancock
Onancock, Virginia
Onancock is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,525 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Onancock is located at ....

 east to U.S. Route 13 Business (US 13 Business) in Onley
Onley, Virginia
Onley is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 496 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Onley is located at ....

 in central Accomack County
Accomack County, Virginia
As of the census of 2010, there were 33,164 people, 15,299 households, and 10,388 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile . There were 19,550 housing units at an average density of 43 per square mile...


Route description

SR 179 begins at Onancock Wharf in the town of Onancock. The road curves back to the east as SR 1023 (King Street) at the head of the peninsula between the North and Central branches of Onancock Creek on which the town is centered. SR 179 heads east through the town as Market Street, which passes by the historic Cokesbury Church
Cokesbury Church
Cokesbury United Methodist Church is a historic church at 13 Market Street in Onancock, Virginia.It was built in 1854 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004....

. The state highway meets the western end of SR 126
Virginia State Route 126
Virginia State Route 126 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Fairgrounds Road, the state highway runs from SR 179 in Onancock east to U.S. Route 13 Business and SR 316 at Tasley.-Route description:...

 (Fairgrounds Road) at the eastern edge of town. SR 179 continues east to the town of Onley, on the edge of which the highway intersects US 13
U.S. Route 13 in Virginia
U.S. Route 13 is a north–south U.S. highway established in 1926 that runs for from Interstate 95 just north of Fayetteville, North Carolina to the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Morrisville. In the U.S...

(Lankford Highway). The state highway curves south as Main Street to its southern terminus at US 13 Business (Coastal Boulevard) in the center of Onley.

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