Northumberland County lies on the Chesapeake Bay and is just across the Potomac River from Maryland.  The abundance of waterways, laid-back lifestyle, and temperate climate have made it one of Virginia’s leading retirement and vacation communities.  Northumberland comprises 286 square miles, with 94 square miles of water, and a population of approximately 12,400.  Northumberland is home to some charming towns.  The town of Reedville is rich in maritime history and home to the Chesapeake Bay Menhaden Fleet.  There is abundant shopping and dining in the town of Kilmarnock, which stretches from the edge of Northumberland into Lancaster County.  Located just outside of Kilmarnock in Northumberland County is Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club with an 18-hole golf course, social activities, yacht club, indoor/outdoor tennis and more (membership required).  Northumberland’s greatest asset is its waterfront, with miles of bay and river frontage, fishing charters and tournaments, cruises to Tangier, and ideal areas for water sports, kayaking, and taking in the sights and sounds of nature.

At the time of English settlement around 1635, the area was inhabited by the Native American Wicomico and Chickacoan tribes.  In 1648, this “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England.  The county seat is Heathsville, with its historic district, Colonial-era Hughlett’s Tavern.   For some delightful places to visit, check out Good Luck Cellars and Ditchley Cider Works.

Come to Northumberland… a great place to visit, a great place to call home.

Areas in NorthumberlandKilmarnock, Burgess, Callao, Heathsville, Lottsburg, Reedville, Wicomico Church

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Ingram Bay, Potomac River, Great Wicomico River, Cockrell Creek, Dividing Creek, Indian Creek, Mill Creek, Tipers Creek


Blue Marl Residence


Bridge Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront David Dew & Margaret Curtis, Agents

Blue Marl Residence is a beautiful upgraded solid brick home with 4-5' MLW at the pier with a boat lift and minutes to the open Chesapeake Bay. Many fabulous upgrades, all on 4.23 acres.

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  • THE spot for fishing, sunbathing, and relaxing!

  • Contemporary flair and plenty of room for you and your guests


Brammer Drive on the Chesapeake


Chesapeake Bay, Northumberland | Waterfront Andrea Holt, Agent

Brammer Drive on the Chesapeake is a Waterfront cottage with contemporary flair & huge Chesapeake Bay views! Shared 4' MLW pier, large waterside deck, fenced garden area & Open gathering spaces

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Courthouse Ranch


Northumberland | Inland David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents

Courthouse Ranch is a completely remodeled, four bedroom home! All brick, one floor living with an acre of land. Looking for a starter home, retirement, or simply downsizing? This is perfect. Would make a great rental too!

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