King and Queen Court House, Virginia

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King and Queen Court House
Census-designated place (CDP)
KING AND QUEEN COURTHOUSE GREEN HISTORIC DISTRICT.jpg
King and Queen Court House is located in Virginia
King and Queen Court House
King and Queen Court House
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 76°52′39″W / 37.67000°N 76.87750°W / 37.67000; -76.87750Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 76°52′39″W / 37.67000°N 76.87750°W / 37.67000; -76.87750
Country United States
State Virginia
County King and Queen
Population (2010)
 • Total 85
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

King and Queen Court House is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of King and Queen County, Virginia.[1] The population as of the 2010 Census was 85.[2] The community runs along State Route 14, near the Mattaponi River. King and Queen Court House is the location of Central High School, a post office, several businesses, and a government complex that includes the county's old and new court houses.

History[edit]

The courthouse dates from circa 1750. Federal troops burned the building on March 10, 1864, but it was repaired and is still in service.[3] On June 20, 1863, scouts of Brigadier General M D Corse reported a raiding party, 300 strong, burning and destroying the community.[4]

King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum[edit]

Renovation of the historic Fary Tavern began in December 1999 and the Museum officially opened to the public in May 2001. The Museum’s mission is to be an archive, museum and cultural center for King and Queen County history. The King and Queen Historical Society operates the Courthouse Tavern Museum in cooperative partnership with King and Queen County.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  3. ^ Sedore, Timothy (April 2011). An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Confederate Monuments. SIU Press. p. 201. 
  4. ^ "War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0907 Chapter XXXIX". Ohio State University. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "About King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum". King and Queen Historical Society. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 

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