King and Queen County is cradled between the York River and Mattaponi River (named for its early inhabitants, the Mattaponi Indians). It is a richly forested area, interspersed with farmlands, creeks and streams. Timber products and agriculture are the heart of the local economy, though many residents take advantage of the easy commute to Richmond for jobs in the city. Contained in its 326 square miles are 127 farms totaling over 50,000 acres. The current population is approximately 7000. Plenty of shopping and services can be found in nearby West Point and Tappahannock.
Founded in 1691 and named for King William and Queen Mary, the county was a Colonial thoroughfare between Williamsburg and Philadelphia, and many historic homes and Colonial-era taverns dot the landscape. King and Queen is home to the Dragon Run State Forest, as well as the King and Queen Fish Hatchery. The Tavern Museum is housed in the 19th century Fary’s Tavern. There are walking tours available in historic King and Queen Court House and the Newtown Historic District.
Its location on the York and Mattaponi Rivers and Dragon Run make King and Queen ideal for tourism and water-based enterprises, and there are abundant opportunities for hunting and fishing. Visit King and Queen, and see what lies off the beaten path.
Areas in King and Queen County: King and Queen Courthouse, Mattaponi, Shacklefords, Newtown, Cologne, Stevensville, St. Stephen’s Church, Walkerton
Bodies of Water: Mattaponi River, York River, Dragon Run, Poropotank Creek, Jones Creek
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Dragon Farm Acreage is a wooded 6.25 parcel in Dragon Farms subdivision near King & Queen Court House. Zoned Residential.