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James City County

Formation Date: 1634 (original shire)
Formed From: Part of New Kent County was added later. Part of York County was added in 1852

Image depicting location of James City County
James City County was named for James I. It was one of the eight shires established in 1634. Parts of New Kent and York Counties were added later. Its area is 144.1 square miles, and the county seat is Williamsburg. According to the 2000 census, its population is 48,102.

Note: James City is one of the Commonwealth's Burned Records Counties. All county court records were lost in 1865.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes