Place:King and Queen, Virginia, United States


NameKing and Queen
Alt namesKing and Queensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
King & Queen, Virginia, United States
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.733°N 76.9°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1691 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,945. Its county seat is King and Queen Court House.

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History

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King and Queen County was established in 1691 from New Kent County. The county is named for King William III and Queen Mary II of England. King and Queen County is notable as one of the few counties in the United States of America to have recorded a larger population in the 1790 census than in the 2000 one.

Among the earliest settlers of King and Queen County was Roger Shackelford, an emigrant from Old Alresford, Hampshire, England, after which the village of Shacklefords, Virginia, in King and Queen County is named. Shackelford's descendants continued to live in the county, and by the nineteenth century had intermarried with the Taliaferro, Beverley, Thornton and Sears families, among others.

On March 2, 1864, the Battle of Walkerton, an engagement of the American Civil War took place here, resulting in a Confederate victory.

For many years, county publications noted that the county lacked any traffic lights. This is now no longer the case, as a traffic light has been installed on U.S. Route 360 at St. Stephen's Church.

The county contains no incorporated towns and is among the more rustic of the counties of Virginia.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1691 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1719 Land 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
1831 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1864 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1864 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 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 9,377
1800 9,879
1810 10,988
1820 11,798
1830 11,644
1840 10,862
1850 10,319
1860 10,328
1870 9,709
1880 10,502
1890 9,669
1900 9,265
1910 9,576
1920 9,161
1930 7,618
1940 6,954
1950 6,299
1960 5,889
1970 5,491
1980 5,968
1990 6,289

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