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Westmoreland County

Formation Date: 1653
Formed From: Northumberland County. Part of King George County was added in 1777.

Image depicting location of Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County was named for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland County in 1653, and part of King George County was added in 1777. Its area is 229 square miles, and the county seat is Montross. The population is 16,718 according to the 2000 census. An order book for the period 1764-1776 was lost to theft, and many loose papers were damaged during both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Note: Lost an order book for the period 1764-1776 to theft, and many loose papers were damaged during both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes