Place:King William, Virginia, United States

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NameKing William
Alt namesKing Williamsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.683°N 77.083°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1701 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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King William County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,935. Its county seat is King William.

King William County is located in the Middle Peninsula and is included in the Richmond metropolitan area.

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History

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For thousands of years before European contact, indigenous peoples of North America lived in the Tidewater area of present-day Virginia. At the time of the founding of Jamestown, 30 Virginia Indian tribes comprised the Powhatan paramountcy, numbering 14,000-21,000 people. The Algonquian-speaking Mattaponi Indian Tribe and Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe, among the 11 tribes recognized by the state of Virginia, are located in the county. The Mattaponi are one of two Virginia Indian tribes who still occupy reservation land first allocated by the English under treaty in the 17th century.

English colonists formed King William County in 1702 out of King and Queen County. The county is named for William of Orange, King of England. The Courthouse, built in 1725, is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in the United States.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1701 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1701 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1701 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1701 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1885 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 8,128
1800 9,055
1810 9,285
1820 9,697
1830 9,812
1840 9,258
1850 8,779
1860 8,530
1870 7,515
1880 8,751
1890 9,605
1900 8,380
1910 8,547
1920 8,739
1930 7,929
1940 7,855
1950 7,589
1960 7,563
1970 7,497
1980 9,334
1990 10,913

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