Place:Lancaster, Virginia, United States

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NameLancaster
Alt namesLancastersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.733°N 76.433°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1651 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lancaster County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,391. Its county seat is Lancaster.

Located on the Northern Neck near the mouth of the Rappahannock River, Lancaster County is part of the Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace wine-growing region recognized by the United States as an American Viticultural Area. Lancaster County is the most densely populated county in the Northern Neck. Lancaster County's largest town is Kilmarnock, Virginia. The county's area code is '804'.

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History

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Lancaster County was established in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties. Historic attractions open to the public include the Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, Belle Isle State Park and the eighteenth-century Christ Church.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1651 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1651 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1652 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1652 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1701 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
1853 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 5,638
1800 5,375
1810 5,592
1820 5,517
1830 4,801
1840 4,628
1850 4,708
1860 5,151
1870 5,355
1880 6,160
1890 7,191
1900 8,949
1910 9,752
1920 9,757
1930 8,896
1940 8,786
1950 8,640
1960 9,174
1970 9,126
1980 10,129
1990 10,896

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