Place:Port Royal, Caroline, Virginia, United States

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NamePort Royal
TypeTown
Coordinates38.17°N 77.191°W
Located inCaroline, Virginia, United States
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Port Royal is an incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States. The population was 126 at the 2000 census.

Port Royal was established in the mid-17th century in the Colony of Virginia primarily as a port on a navigable portion of the Rappahannock River for export of tobacco, Virginia's cash crop. Along an early stage road, it later became a crossroads along the busy modern highways of U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 301.

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