Essex County, Virginia
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This Essex County Website
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Essex County History

Essex County was established in 1692 from Rappahannock County.

The county name possibly came from either the shire/county in England or for the Earl of Essex.

Tappahannock (county seat)

Battery * Beazley * Bestland * Bethlehem Fork * Brays * Brays Fork * Butylo * Caret * Center Cross Champlain * Chance * Desha * Dunbrooke * Dunnsville * Eubank * Fairview * Farmers Fork * Henley Fork * Howertons * Hustle * Iraville * Island Farm * Jacks Fork * Jenkins Landing * Kino * Laneview * Layton * Lloyds * Longist Forks * Loretto * Lowerys Landing * Meade * Millers Tavern * Montague * Mount Landing * Mount Pleasant * Oakley * Occupacia * Ozeana * Pauls Crossroads * Pigeon Hill * Red Hill * Rexburg * Richmond Beach * Taylors * Upper Mount Landing * Upright * Wares Wharf * Wildwood Beach

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Essex County Data


Birth Records

Death Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

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Mar 2017:  obit for BRIZENDINE





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Surrounding Counties
* Westmoreland County - north
Richmond County - northeast
Middlesex County - southeast
King and Queen County - south
Caroline County - west
King George County - northwest
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