King George, Virginia

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King George, Virginia
Main business district of King George
Main business district of King George
Location in King George County and the state of Virginia
Location in King George County and the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°16′5″N 77°11′4″W / 38.26806°N 77.18444°W / 38.26806; -77.18444Coordinates: 38°16′5″N 77°11′4″W / 38.26806°N 77.18444°W / 38.26806; -77.18444
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyKing George
Area
 • Total10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)
 • Land10.8 sq mi (27.9 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
210 ft (60 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,457
 • Density414/sq mi (159.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22485
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-42568
GNIS feature ID2629028

King George is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of King George County, Virginia, United States.[1] It is sometimes referred to as King George Courthouse, because it is the location of the King George County Courthouse. The population as of the 2010 census was 4,457.[2] The Journal Press is a local weekly newspaper published in King George and serving local areas.

Geography[edit]

The community is in central King George County along Virginia State Route 3, which leads west 18 miles (29 km) to Fredericksburg and southeast 38 miles (61 km) to Warsaw.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the King George CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.0 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.43%, are water.[2]

Attractions[edit]

The King George Fall Festival, begun in 1959, is held annually the second weekend of October, to benefit the fire and rescue squad. It includes a parade through town, a carnival, a craft fair, a car show, a dance, a 5-K run, and the Fall Festival Queen Pageant. The town has a YMCA recreational facility.

The Ralph Bunche High School, Powhatan Rural Historic District, Rokeby, Nanzatico, Office Hall and Millbank are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), King George CDP, Virginia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.