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VIRGINIA GENEALOGY EXPRESS

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Welcome to
Northumberland County,
Virginia

TOWNS:
Kilmarnock
(in Lancaster County, extends into
southeastern Northumberland
County.
UNINCORPORATED
COMMUNITIES
Burgess
Callao
Fairport
Fleeton
Heathsville
Lake
Lewisetta
Lottsburg
Reedville
Wicomico Church
 
CEMETERIES:
Faairfields Cem.
Gibeon Cem.
Roseland Cem.
Shiloh Cem.
 
LIBRARY:
Northumberland Public Library
7204 Northumberland Hwy.
Heathsville, VA  22473
 
MUSEUM:
Reedville Fishermen's Museum
504 Main St.
Reedville, VA
 

 

 



Welcome to the Northumberland County, Virginia
This is a No Muss, No Fuss Website to make your
searches easy and quick.
I hope you find your visit pleasant and fruitful.

This is a very new county for me so please
bear with me as I get things uploaded.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting....

Sharon Wick
Owner and Sole Transcriber.

NOTE:  This will start slow but I will be adding to it
as I can find time.

COURTHOUSE

EARLY BIRTHS - PARTIAL

EARLY TOMBSTONES - PARTIAL

 

Rockbridge County is named for Natural Bridge

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     The area was occupied at the time of English settlement by the Algonquian-speaking historic tribes of the Wicocomico and Chickacoan. The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1648 during a period of rapid population growth and geographic expansion. Settlement began in this area of the Northern Neck around 1635. Originally known as the Indian district Chickacoan, the area was first referred to as Northumberland in the colonial records in 1644. The following year, John Mottrom served as the first burgess for the territory in the House of Burgesses, which met at the capital of the Virginia Colony at Jamestown.
     The colonial court ordered the two tribes to merge and by 1655, assigned them a reservation of 4,400 acres (18 km2) near Dividing Creek, south of the Great Wicomico River. By the early 1700s, the Wicocomico tribe was greatly reduced, and English colonists took control of their lands. They were believed to be extinct as a tribe as, landless, they disappeared from the historical record. Descendants of the last weroance are working to regain recognition as a tribe, the Wicocomico Indian Nation.
     The size of the county was drastically reduced in 1651 and 1653 when the colonial government organized Lancaster and Westmoreland counties from it.
     Of the 172 counties that have ever existed in Virginia's history, Northumberland ended up being an "ancestor" to 116 of these more than the current 95 counties (several were lost to other states, such as West Virginia).
Source: Wikipedia.com

County Courthouse
P. O. Box 129
Heathsville, VA  22473-0129
http://www.co.northumberland.va.us


 

 

ADJACENT COUNTIES
Lancaster County - south
* Richmond County - south
* Westmoreland County - northwest

County Seat:   Heathsville
Year Organized: 1648 
Square Miles: 191.30 

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