Middlesex County, Virginia

Middlesex Co., VA

Middlesex County, VA


The area was long settled by indigenous peoples; those encountered by Europeans were of the Algonquian-speaking peoples, part of loose alliance of tribes known as the Powhatan Confederacy. The Nimcock had a village on the river where Urbanna was later developed. English settlement of the area began around 1640 with the county being officially formed in 1669 from a part of Lancaster County. In 1656, the Assembly used the boundaries of the Upper Parish to create the new county (Old) Rappahannock that included lands on both sides of the Rappahannock River.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Middlesex County is bordered by Lancaster, Mathews, Gloucester,
King & Queen and Essex counties.

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