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Essex County

Formation Date: 1692
Formed From: Rappahannock County (old)
Previous Names: Rappahannock County (old)

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Essex County was named for the English county. It was formed from old Rappahannock County in 1692. Its area is 261 square miles, and the county seat is Tappahannock. According to the 2000 census, the population is 9,989.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes