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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into ninety-five counties and thirty-eight independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

King And Queen County, Virginia

King And Queen County Education, Geography, and History

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King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula and is included in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 6,945. Its county seat is King and Queen Court House.

Etymology - Origin of King And Queen County Name

King and Queen is named for William and Mary.


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King And Queen County History

King and Queen County, Virginia formed from New Kent County. [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.]

King and Queen County was named for William III and Mary II, who were called to the English throne in 1688. It was formed from New Kent County in 1691. Its area is 327 square miles, and the county seat is King and Queen Court House.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 326 square miles (845 km2), of which, 316 square miles (819 km2) of it is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) of it (3.08%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Caroline County, VA to the northwest
  • Essex County, VA to the northeast
  • Gloucester County, VA to the southeast
  • James City County, VA to the south
  • King William County, VA to the west
  • Middlesex County, VA to the east
  • New Kent County, VA to the southwest


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