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Essex Co. Virginia




Essex Co. VA was created in 1692 from Old Rappahannock. The town of Tappahannock serves as the county seat. An article in the July 1954 issue of The William & Mary Quarterly lists Robert Beverly, Muscoe Garnett and Robert P. Waring(all Essex Co. residents) among the weathiest planters in Virginia. This article written by Professor Jackson T. Main is based on tax returns for the year 1782 and several years thereafter. For a time the Mattaponi Indians settled in the Piscataway Swamp area but moved west to Mattaponi River in 1668. It is also important to note that when Old Rappahannock Co. was dissolved its records were transfered to Essex Co. This is mind if you have research in Old Rappahannock you would need to check Essex Co. for any records available.
Books about Essex Co. Genealogy & History




Historical Places of Interest

Historical Marker Tour of Essex Co.



Essex Co. VA Online

Bank of Essex
Essex Co. Schools
Little Greenway Bed & Breakfast
St. Margaret's School



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Essex Co. VAGenWeb
Essex Co. Resources at Rootsweb
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Essex Co Virginia Genealogy Forum
Essex Co. Cemeteries--GNIS
Boughan & Related Families of Essex Co. VA
County Township & District Map


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Essex County Museum
P. O. Box 404
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
Essex County Clerk
P.O. Box 445
Tappahannock, VA 22560-0445
(804) 443-3541
Essex County Historical Society
P.O. Box 2566
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Essex Public Library
117 N. Church Lane
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
(804)443-4945
TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FAMILIES: A Magazine of History and Genealogy
quarterly publication of unpublished records, family histories of the counties between the James and Potomac rivers.
Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Editor
316 Littletown Quarter
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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State Coordinator--Rhonda Smith



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