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Maps and Formation Information for Isle of Wight through King William Counties


Isle of Wight CountyIsle of Wight County was most likely named for the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.  It was first known as Warrosquyoake and was one of the eight shires established in 1634.  The present name was given in 1637.  Part of Nansemond County was added in 1769.  Its area is 319 square miles, and the county seat is Isle of Wight.  [Back]
 

James City CountyJames 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.  [Back]


King and Queen CountyKing and Queen County was named for William III and Mary II, who were called to the English throne in 1688.  It was formed from New Kent County in 1691.  Its area is 327 square miles, and the county seat is King and Queen Court House.  [Back]


King George CountyKing George County was named in honor of George I of England and was formed from Richmond County in 1720.  Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777.  Its area is 181 square miles, and the county seat is King George.  [Back]


King William CountyKing William County was named for William III and was formed from King and Queen County in 1701.  Its area is 285.7 square miles, and the county seat is King William.  [Back]