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 Northumberland: Kilmarnock, 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
Condit Pond, Northumberland | Waterfront, Land Ken Michaels, Agent
Bay View Lane Lot is a partially cleared waterfront lot with good elevation and a 3 bedroom septic letter and community water. Located on a private cul-de-sac with access to sand beach on the Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay just across the street. Community dock on the pond.
Presley Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront, Land Diana Wolfson, Agent
Wittstat Lane Lot is 14.5 acres located on Presley Creek off the Potomac River. The lot is partially wooded and has +/- 2' MLW.
Corbin Pond, Northumberland | Waterfront, Land Diana Wolfson, Agent
Neumans Road Lot in Heathsville is 7.6 acres on Corbin Pond. The neighborhood has a common area with views of the Chesapeake Bay. Perfect spot to build that dream home!
Northumberland | Water Access Pat Willett, Agent
Cottage on Comanchee Lane is a beautifully landscaped, 2000 sq. ft. home with water access in Indian Creek Estates subdivision in Kilmarnock with 2 bedrooms on the main floor plus a third bedroom or office upstairs.
Cockrell Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents
Longstreet Creek Home, located on Cockrell Creek just off the Chesapeake Bay with 5' MLW at the private pier. Wonderful home with a Screen Porch, open Kitchen and Dining Area, 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Twin Branch Lake, Northumberland | Waterfront, Land Ava Lewis, Agent
Lake View Lot is a Pretty 1.6 acre lot with septic system installed. Frontage on Twin Branch Lake, PLUS community boat ramp & pier on the Great Wicomico River. Located in the Swann Harbor subdivision
Dividing Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront, Land Jessica Bell, Agent
Old House Cove is a great building site just off Dividing Creek . . . come for the weekend or stay for a lifetime! Wooded, level 2 acre lot with septic permit and site plan.
Great Wicomico River, Northumberland | Water Access, Land Jessica Bell, Agent
Knights Landing Lot is a quiet, secluded 10 acre parcel with an abundance of wildlife and 4 bedroom septic permit. Access to the Great Wicomico River, and community amenities including pier, boat ramp, and picnic area.