Where is the Northern Neck?

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
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    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.

    Lancaster
    1651 
    Northumberland
    1648 
    Westmoreland
    1653 
    Old Rappahannock
    1656 
    Stafford
    1664 
    Richmond
    1692 
    King George
    1721 
    Prince William
    1731 
    Fairfax
    1742 
    Loudoun
    1757 
    Fauquier
    1759 
    Essex
    1692 

    So we came from England?


    We can find our English Ancestors? May not be easy but it is being done!

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    This page last updated 2 Oct 2012