Place:Richmond (county), Virginia, United States

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NameRichmond (county)
Alt namesOld Rappahannocksource: Family History Library Catalog
Richmondsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51034649
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.95°N 76.733°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1692 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Richmond County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,254. Its county seat is Warsaw. The rural county should not be confused with the large city and state capital Richmond, Virginia.

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History

'Old' Rappahannock County was formed from Lancaster County on 11 December 1656. It functioned as a county until 1692, when it was abolished and split into Essex County and Richmond County. At the same time, Farnham Parish was divided into North Farnham Parish (Richmond County) and South Farnham Parish (Essex County.) The Rappahannock County records were retained by Essex County. The main reason for the division was the physical separation of the two jurisdictions by the Rappahannock River.

An anomaly of this division was that the parent county, and its court, were abolished entirely and substituted by two new counties and two new parishes.


Timeline

Date Event Source
1692 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1692 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1692 Probate 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
1810 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
1853 Marriage 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 6,985
1800 13,744
1810 6,214
1820 5,706
1830 6,055
1840 5,965
1850 6,448
1860 6,856
1870 6,503
1880 7,195
1890 7,146
1900 7,088
1910 7,415
1920 7,434
1930 6,878
1940 6,634
1950 6,189
1960 6,375
1970 5,841
1980 6,952
1990 7,273

Note: Westmoreland was reported with Richmond in 1800. Westmoreland's 1790 census boundaries were the same as those of 1810-1990.

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