County Seat: Lancaster
Year Organized: 1651
Square Miles: 133
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster is named for Lancaster, England.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Lancaster County, Virginia formed from Northumberland and York Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Lancaster County was named for the English county. It was formed from York and Northumberland Counties in 1651. Its area is 136.5 square miles, and the county seat is Lancaster.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 231 square miles (599 km2), of which, 133
square miles (345 km2) of it is land and 98 square miles (254 km2) of it (42.45%) is water.
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