Deltaville is a small village on the eastern tip of Middlesex County in the eastern part of the U. S. state of Virginia. It is known for being a vacation spot for those looking for sailing, fishing, and other activities associated with the water. Approximately 500-800 full time residents call Deltaville home; however, the town's population swells to over several thousand in the summer months. Deltaville is also home to numerous retirees.
Originally known as Union, Virginia, the town was forced to find a new name in the early 1900s because there was already a Union, Virginia post office somewhere else in the state. The name Delta was proposed, because of the shape of the town, as it is bordered by the Rappahannock River to the North, the Piankatank River to the south, and the Chesapeake Bay to the east. There was also a Delta, Virginia already in existence, so "ville" was tacked onto the end. Deltaville zip code is 23043.
Deltaville has been home for many years to a semi-pro baseball team, the Deltas. The 1940s vintage Deltaville Ballpark is their home field. Other activities in the town include a town pool, tennis courts, basketball court, and playground, and a community center, all built and maintained by a community association.
The tip end of Deltaville is Stingray Point, which is commonly believed to be named from the early 17th century. According to legend, Captain John Smith was stung on by a stingray there while exploring the bay.
Web Sites and Links
Deltaville Community AssociationEvents calendar, bulletin board, business directory, and information about local recreation.
Kathleen Noffsinger WatercolorsBiography, gallery, show schedule, and details about painting classes.