King William County

County Offices
180 Horse Landing Rd
King William 804-769-4927

Chamber of Commerce
West Point/Tri-Rivers Chamber of Commerce
925 Main St
West Point 804-843-4620

Town of West Point
329 Sixth Street
West Point 804-843-3330

Just 35 miles northeast of Richmond, King William County offers the peace and tranquility of a rural lifestyle with the nearby cosmopolitan flair of Richmond.  Beautiful rolling farmlands, expansive timber lands, and sparkling rivers create a stunning natural backdrop for this historic community.  Quiet country living is the attraction to this area, where acreage is plentiful and the sounds of nature are unbroken by city noise or the rush of passing traffic, just enhanced by the sounds of the water. King William County is bounded by the Mattaponi River to the north and the Pamunkey River to the south. The two rivers combine to form the York River, at West Point, the county’s largest town. Carved from King and Queen County in 1702, this area has managed to preserve its pristine environment over the centuries. While residents have quick and easy access to the vast resources of Greater Richmond, they can return home to timeless beauty in woodlands, meadows, and fields of wildflowers or riverfront adventures. Easy access to Interstate highways and the serenity of the unspoiled countryside have transformed this region into a bedroom community for many commuters to major regional employment centers.

The county is also home to the King William County Courthouse which was built in 1725. The historic building is not only the county’s oldest public building, but is purportedly the oldest public building in use in Virginia and the oldest courthouse of English foundation in continuous use in the United States. The Circuit Court of King William County sits in the historic courthouse.

The Town of West Point is located at the confluence of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers where they flow into and form the York River. West point is the only incorporated town in the county. West Point became an incorporated town in 1870 and soon became a thriving commercial port and resort destination. Today the town still retains the attraction for visitors as its river front location provides easy access to all of the water based activities offered by the York River and the Chesapeake Bay. The town is home to a thriving downtown area with its historic buildings and structures. Walking tours of the town are a popular option for visitors.


Although County residents enjoy a slower pace and relaxed lifestyle, the close proximity of Virginia’s capital city ensures access to premier cosmopolitan amenities. Area youth receive an excellent education in the local school district, where a strong core curriculum complements the extra-curricular activities and special programs for the gifted and challenged. The County’s school system includes one primary school, one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. All schools are fully accredited through the State Board of Education. There are several institutions of higher education within commuting distance of King William County including Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, the College of William and Mary, and Virginia Union University. Rappahannock Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College offer a number of one and two-year programs in vocational, technical, and professional fields.

For healthcare needs residents have three medical clinics, eleven doctors and several dentists practicing in the county. In addition, three Rescue Squads and LiveEvac III, a critical care ambulance, provide emergency service to local hospitals – giving residents emergency access to the facilities that they need. For non-emergency hospital needs several large facilities are just a short drive away.


Today, many vistas in the county still mirror the idyllic, pastoral landscape that the first settlers to the region saw centuries ago. Wherever you choose to settle in King William County, you’ll discover a rare blend of the past and present with the sure promise of a bright future. Established neighborhoods offer housing choices that range from elegant Victorians and charming colonials shaded by large old trees to traditional colonial styling and Cape Cods, contemporaries, two-stories, and ranches in communities that offer a small-town flavor and friendliness.

Recreational facilities within the county include the Queenfield Plantation Golf Course and the West Point Country Club, the scenic Riverwalk Trail and several other facilities around the county. Vast expanses of county and state parkland and sparkling waterways throughout the region provide opportunities for outdoor adventures that include boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping and fishing.

Virginia Beach in the Hampton Roads area to the southeast offers 28 miles of surf and sand, a renovated boardwalk, and superb resort amenities. Closer to home is the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown Island and Yorktown. Celebrated as the largest historic attraction in the nation, Colonial Williamsburg covers 173 acres with restored shops, homes, taverns, and public meeting places. Jamestown marks the site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World, and Yorktown celebrates the birth of a nation as the British Army surrendered to General George Washington.

Just 40 minutes to the west the Greater Richmond metropolitan area provides a kaleidoscope of cultural and recreational delights. Opera, symphony, community theatre, ballet, Broadway hits, and musical concerts from classical to pop-rock are all available in magnificently restored venues and sprawling new amphitheatres. Golf courses, sports clubs, fitness centers, river parks, and entertainment complexes are available throughout the region. Those who enjoy nothing more than a day of shopping will appreciate the distinctive districts in historic Richmond or one of the regional malls where skylights and palm trees create a tropical atmosphere.

In King William County, everything you could possibly want or need is available close to home. With its sweeping landscapes, easy access to cosmopolitan amenities and a vast supply of untapped resources King William County is a great place to call home.

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