Northumberland County

Formation Date: 1645
Formed From: Chickacoan District

Image depicting location of Northumberland County
Northumberland County probably was named for the English county. It was formed about 1645 from the district of Chickacoan, the early-seventeenth-century name for the region between the Potomac and the Rappahannock rivers. Its area is 223 square miles, and the county seat is Heathsville. The population is 12,259 according to the 2000 census. Some records were lost in a fire in the clerk's office on 25 October 1710.

Note: Some records destroyed by fire in 1710.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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