Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek


Old Field Residence


Lancaster | Inland David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents

Old Field Residence is moments from town amenities and has community pool, tennis courts and more. Great one-floor layout with high ceilings, master suite and more.

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  • Beautiful main view of the Middle Gate Cape Cod home

  • Side view of the home located in the Hills Quarter subdivision


Middle Gate Cape Cod


Lancaster | Inland Andrea Holt, Agent

Middle Gate Cape Cod is a precious 2082 sq. ft. home in the town of Irvington. One of the few homes in the area with four bedrooms providing flexibility to have an office, craft room or den without giving up a guest room.

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Harbour View Townhome


Indian Creek, Lancaster | Waterfront David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents

Harbour View Townhome is an exceptional townhouse with wonderful water views on the deep harbor of Indian Creek just off the Chesapeake Bay. High-end kitchen, 10' ceilings, hardwood floors, and 3 ensuite bedrooms in a small community.

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Carters Creek, Lancaster | Waterfront David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents

Somerset is in a desired in-town location in the heart of Irvington right on Carters Creek! 6' MLW at the new boathouse, remodeled classic cottage with a waterfront pool,all on a private 8+ acre parcel.

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