King and Queen Court House, Virginia

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King and Queen Court House
Central King and Queen Courthouse, October, 2016
Central King and Queen Courthouse, October, 2016
King and Queen Court House is located in Virginia
King and Queen Court House
King and Queen Court House
Location within Virginia and the United States
King and Queen Court House is located in the United States
King and Queen Court House
King and Queen Court House
King and Queen Court House (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyKing and Queen
Area
 • Total1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Land1.23 sq mi (3.18 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
27 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total85
 • Density69/sq mi (26.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23085
FIPS code51-42536
GNIS feature ID1498499

King and Queen Court House is a census-designated place (CDP) in, and the county seat of, King and Queen County, Virginia, United States.[1] The population as of the 2010 census was 85.[2] The community runs along State Route 14, on the north side of the valley of 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, during the American Civil War, but it was repaired and is still in service.[3] On June 20, 1863, scouts of Confederate Brigadier General Montgomery Dent 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 King and Queen Courthouse Tavern 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. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), King and Queen Court House CDP, Virginia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  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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