Known for its rural appeal, King George has the small-town feel, but is situated close enough to Stafford County’s expansive shopping and tourism, as well as secondary education—all close at the University of Mary Washington King George campus.
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King George—otherwise known as The Gateway to the Northern Neck, is located in the Eastern part of the state. Its county borders the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, on adverse sides, at the same time connecting Westmoreland with Stafford counties. Step foot in the waters of the Potomac River that line the county and you are now in Southern Maryland. King George sits right near the Potomac River, which in turn leads out to Chesapeake Bay.
This community has many advantages. The area offers easy access to Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Washington D.C., giving you easy access to many of the popular business locations in the area, as well as everything that the Nation’s Capital has to offer in culture and sightseeing.
Given that King George is near some of the richest counties in the country, the fact that those living there have the lowest tax rates in the Metro D.C. area is a huge advantage. For those that work in Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia but just can’t see themselves paying the outrageous rates those areas have, King George offers the same quality of life at a much more appealing price.
Condos, townhomes, apartments, historic homes, and detached single family homes are available throughout the city. The majority of King George is zoned rural preservation, which helps to keep the rural beauty of the community. This limits the ability of developers to build more neighborhoods and large businesses/shopping centers.
Properties in the area include multiple apartment and condo complexes—Monmouth Woods; Mallards Landing; Dahlgren Harbor; Willowglen Apartments and Hayden Apartments. Notable housing complexes are The Meadows; Presidential Lakes; Hopyard Farms and Eden Estates. Browse the newest real estate listings in King George, VA.
King George, VA was established in 1720 when land was split from Richmond County. The city is named for King George I of Great Britain. With a total of 188 sq. miles and 8sq miles of water or river there is plenty to do in its county. The Naval Base at Dahlgren is situated on the northeastern end of the county. Dahlgren was established in 1918 as part of an extension of its sister base known as Indian Head, situated across the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.
In March of 1751, James Madison—the fourth President of the United States—was born in Port Conway in southern King George County at Belle Grove Planation, which can still be visited. May 1, 1861, during the American Civil War, Confederates installed artillery at Mathias Point, at the northern end of King George on the Potomac, in order to blockade the Potomac River. June of that year the steamer Thomas Freeborn bombarded Mathias Point in an attempt to drive away the soldiers manning the weapons. Confederate soldiers manned a counter offense from Mathias point, striking and fatally wounding Commander James H. Ward of the Freeborn, who became the first Union naval officer to die in the Civil War.
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold crossed into King George while trying to elude Union Cavalry for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Booth and Herold landed at Gambo Creek before meeting with Confederate agents, who would guide their passage to Port Conway, where they would cross into Port Royal in Caroline County.
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