Essex County Virginia

Welcome to Essex County

Located on Virginia's Middle Peninsula, Essex County is centrally situated just outside the Washington to Norfolk urban crescent.

The county's principal town, Tappahannock, dates back to a 17th century port settlement. The historic cities of Fredericksburg (40 miles north) and Williamsburg (56 miles SE) are within an hour's drive. ​

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News & Announcements


    06/16/2017 - In accordance with §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, you are hereby notified that the Essex County Board of Supervisors (the "Board") will hold a Special Called Meeting starting at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the Essex County School Board Complex, in the Board Meeting Room at 109 Cross Street, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. 

  • August Board of Supervisors Meeting Date Changed

    06/14/2017 - The August 2017 meeting date for the Board of Supervisors’ work session and regular monthly meeting has changed from August 8, 2017 to the August 15, 2017. The work session will begin at 4:00 PM and the regular meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will be held in the Board Meeting room located at 109 Cross Street, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560 

  • Marsh Street Park Hours

    06/12/2017 - Marsh Street Pool and Park are open weekends only through 6/18/2017. Hours of operation are Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday 1pm to 7pm. Beginning June 20, 2017 the Pool and Park will operate Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. Closed on Mondays. 

  • Appeal for Applications to Serve on a Board, Commission, or Authority

    05/04/2017 - The Board of Supervisors is requesting interested residents apply to serve on local and regional Boards, Commissions, and Authorities which have terms expiring on June 30, 2017. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017. 

  • New Board Established - Request for Applications to Serve

    12/19/2016 - The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-established the Local Board of Building Code Appeals (LBBCA), and is requesting applications from county residents to apply to be appointed to serve on this local board. 

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