Nestled between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, the Northern Neck is a narrow, picturesque
peninsula as beautiful and unspoiled today as when Captain John Smith first visited in 1608. Here you can
sail, fish, cruise, explore history, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.
Less than two hours from Washington, D.C. the Northern Neck of Virginia is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the twentieth century.
Going from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg? Take the Northern Neck route and begin your journey through colonial
Virginia right away!
Stop in at one of our visitor centers where our knowlegeable staff can help you make the most of your visit.
For Further Information: Northern Neck Travel Council - P.O. Box 312 Reedville, Va 22539 1-800-453-6167
Historical and Genealogical Societies of the Northern Neck of Virginia
Northern Neck Historical Society - P. O. Box 716, Montross, Va 22520 - Telephone - 804-493-8038
Genealogical Society of the Northern Neck of Virginia - P. O. Box 511 Heathsville, Va 22473
Virginia Historical Society - P. O. Box 7311, Richmond, Va 23221-0311 - Telephone - 804-358-4901
Mary Ball Washington Museum - P. O. Box 97 Lancaster, Va 22503-0097 - Telephone - 804-462-7280
Northumberland County Historical Society - P. O. Box 221 Heathsville, Va 22473 - Telephone 804-580-8581
Foundation for Historic Christ Church - P. O. Box 24, Irvington, Va 22480 - Telephone 804-438-6855
Lancaster County Historical Society - 631 N. Main Street, Kilmarnock, Va 22482 - Telephone - 804-435-6232
Westmoreland County Museum & Library - P. O. Box 247, Montross, Va 22520 - Telephone - 804-493-8440
Robert E. Lee Memorial Association - Stratford Hall Plantation, Stratford, Va 22558 - Telephone - 804-493-8038
Stafford County Historic Society - P. O. Box 1664, Stafford, Va 22554
Central Rappahannock Regional Library - 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Va 22401 Telephone 540-372-1144
Richmond County Museum - P. O. Box 884, Warsaw, Va 22572 - Telephone - 804-833-3607
Rappahannock Community College Library - P. O. Box 318, Warsaw, Va 22572 - 804-333-4024
King George Historical Society - P. O. Box 424, King George, Va 22485 - Telephone - 540-775-9477
L. E. Smoot Memorial Library - 9533 Kings Highway, King George, Va 22485 - Telephone - 540-885-7951
A high percentage of our ancestors were "Cavalier" families who settled in the Northern Neck of Virginia in the early days of
America. They were loyal to Charles I and Charles II of England. Many came to the Northern Neck between 1630 and 1700.
From a geographical perspective Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond, Old Rappahanock (now Essex Co), King George,
Stafford make up the Northern Neck of Virginia. From a family history perspective we must include: Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince
William and FAUQUIER Counties.