Essex Public Library

Get to Know Essex



Essex County was named for the English county. It was formed from old Rappahannock County in 1692. Its area is 261 square miles, and the county seat is Tappahannock. According to the 2000 census, the population is 9,989.

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Essex County Website

Historic Walking Tour

Essex County Museum and Historical Society

ConnectRappahannock information and resources in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

The Local Accent  civic and commercial information about the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Essex Sunshine who’s mission is to provide the citizens of Essex County, Virginia, with documented facts and access to information about local government policies, procedures and decision making.

  • Essex County Virginia

  • 117 North Church Lane
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
    Fax: 804-443-6444

    Mon: 10AM - 6PM
    Tues: 10AM - 6PM
    Wed: 10AM - 8PM
    Thurs: 10AM - 8PM
    Fri: 1PM - 6PM
    Sat: 10AM - 4PM
    Sunday: Closed

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