Richmond County, Virginia was formed in 1692 from old Rappahannock County and is located in the heart of the Northern Neck, on the north side of the Rappahannock River. With a current population of approximately 9,000 people and 192 square miles of community, it is within one hour’s drive to Richmond, one and ½ hours to Williamsburg/Newport News and two hours’ drive to Washington D.C/ Charlottesville. Throughout its existence, farming, fishing, and forestry have formed the backbone of the county’s economy. The county seat of Warsaw offers shopping, dining, as well as a regional community college. It is also home to significant historical sites that offer a glimpse into its past.