Place:Rappahannock, Virginia, United States

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NameRappahannock
Alt namesRappahannocksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.667°N 78.15°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1833 - )
See alsoCulpeper, Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Rappahannock County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,373. Its county seat is Washington. The name "Rappahannock" comes from the Algonquian word lappihanne (also noted as toppehannock), meaning "river of quick, rising water" or "where the tide ebbs and flows."

Rappahannock County is included in the Washington metropolitan area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed from Culpeper Co. Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 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
1840 9,257
1850 9,782
1860 8,850
1870 8,261
1880 9,291
1890 8,678
1900 8,843
1910 8,044
1920 8,070
1930 7,717
1940 7,208
1950 6,112
1960 5,368
1970 5,199
1980 6,093
1990 6,622

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