Gloucester County, Virginia
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Gloucester County, Virginia

County History

Gloucester was formed in 1651 in what was then known as the Virginia Colony.  It was named after Henry Stuart the Duke of Gloucester, and the son of King Charles l of Great Britain.  It borders the York River and the lower Chesapeake Bay.  Richmond, Virginia's capital, is about 75 miles to the west.  
Gloucester was the site of Werowocomoco, the capital of the Native American group known as the Powhatan Confederacy.  The recorded Native American history of Gloucester County, began soon after the settlement of Jamestown in 1607.  It also was once home to members of early First Families of Virginia and important colonial leaders of the American Revolutionary War.

Gloucester County is rich in farmland. 

Cities and Towns
Gloucester Courthouse * Gloucester Point


Other Communities
Achilles * Adner * Allmondsville * Ark * Baileys * Batt * Bellamy * Belroi * Bena * Beulah * Big Island * Brays Landing * Broad Marsh * Capahosic * Carters Cove * Clay Bank * Clopton * Concord * Country Village * Crab * Dutton * Edgehill * Elmington * Freeport * Glenns * Gloucester * Gum Fork * Harbor Hills * Harcum * Hayes * Hermitage * Hockley * Hornets Nest * Lands End * Marlfield * Marshall Heights * Maryus * Mill Creek * Millwood * Money * Naxera * Neva Terrace * New Upton * Nuttall * Oakdale * Ordinary * Owl Trap * Oyster Cove * Pampa * Perrin * Pinero * Pinetta * Point Lookout * Powhatan Shores * Quiet Cove * Roanes * Robert Heights * Rosemont * Rosewell * Rowes Haven * Sassafras * Schley * Selden * Severn * Signpine * Tidemill * Victory Hill * Wan * Ware Neck * West End * White Marsh * Wicomico * Woods Crossroads * Zanoni

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Dec 2015: 1782 tax records 

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Surrounding Counties
* Middlesex County - north
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Mathews County - east
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York County - south
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James City County - southwest
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King and Queen County - west
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