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Urbanna, Virginia

A small town on the Rappahannock River on the way to the Chesapeake Bay

Urbanna, Virginia is located in Middlesex County. Every year on the first weekend of November, Urbanna hosts the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The Festival starts on Friday morning and ends on Saturday night. The Urbanna Oyster Festival has been a big highlight of Middlesex County for 50 years.

In 1680, an Acts of Assembly at Jamestown authorized local officials to establish 20, 50-acre port towns, at a cost of 10,000 pounds of tobacco each, through which all trade would take place. These towns were Varina, Charles City, Surry, Jamestown, Patesfield, Nansemond and Warwick along with plantations in Elizabeth City, Norfolk, Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Tappahannock, Stafford, Accomac, Northampton, Lancaster, Northumberland—and the small part of Ralph Wormeley’s Rosegill that would, in 1705, be named Burgh of Urbanna, “City of Anne.” The town was named in honor of England’s Queen Anne.

Town of Urbanna
Address: 45 Cross Street, P.O. Box 179, Urbanna, Virginia 23175

Telephone: (804) 758-2613. Email: contact@urbanna.com

For more information visit the Urbanna, Virginia web site.

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce can be your most vital resource for success in business. Founded in October of 1895, the Chamber has provided over 100 years of service to businesses throughout Middlesex County. http://middlesexchamber.com/

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