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Essex County, Virginia


Page Contents for Tappahannock, Virginia

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Tappahannock is approximately 2375 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 705 (1990), 986 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tappahannock is 6.746 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.197 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tappahannock to Washington DC is 68 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tappahannock is positioned 37.91 degrees north of the equator and 76.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.


33 miles from George Washington's Birthplace. Here is a map page for Essex County.
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History & History Related Items

"Tappahannock is a site along the Captain John Smith capture route. Smith was brought here because in 1606 a European ship had sailed up the Rappahannock River and in a skirmish between sailors and natives, a native was killed and other natives carried off. Upon examination of Smith it was decided that he could not have been the guilty party because he was too short. Smith was then taken to what is today Gloucester County where the famous event of the Pocahontas legend occured."
Haile, Edward, "Jamestown Narratives"; Roundhouse, c1998, p160

Here is a history page for Essex County.
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The George Washington Birthplace
George Washington Birthplace National Monument has 550 acres of both colonial historic settings and unmatched natural beauty. The site depicts 5 generations of Washingtons in Virginia beginning with John Washington in 1658. The family cemetery is the resting place for George Washington's father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Visitors will enjoy a reconstructed plantation as well as a visit to the birthsite of George Washington.
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Tappahannock City Government

Town of Tappahannock
P.O. Box 266
315 Duke Street
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-3336
Fax: 804-443-1051


Essex County
P.O. Box 1079
Courthouse Square
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-4331
Fax: 804-443-4157

Tappahannock Chamber

Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of Commerce

Tappahannock Organizations

Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of Commerce

Tappahannock Libraries

Essex Public Library
117 N. Church Lane
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
Phone: 804-443-4945
Hours: M,T,F 9:30 - 5:00; W,Th 9:30 - 8:00; S 10:00 - 4:00 Closed Sunday
Librarian: Bess Haile (9-2000)
Essex Public Library has a genealogical collection with an emphasis on colonial references. They house the records of the Essex County Historical Society. The library staff does not do genealogy research but can reccommend local experts.

Libraries in Essex County

Tappahannock Schools

Essex County Public Schools
P.O. Box 756
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
Phone (804) 443-4366
FAX (804) 443-4498

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