Welcome to Rivah Country

- a boater's paradise of beautiful waters, miles of coastline with deep water creeks offering sheltered harbor, and a full range of marine services. This is also a region of gently rolling farmland, horse farms, scenic drives, fields of daffodils and buttercups, and forests of wild turkeys. It's a genealogist's paradise as well, with historic courthouse towns holding some of the country's earliest records. We're within reach of Williamsburg and Richmond but away from their congestion, and with lots of our own amusements to offer. Come sail the rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, book a fishing charter, tour antique shops, golf, kayak, feast on local crab. Enjoy the mix of old and new - 18th century churches and courthouse towns, stylish shops and waterfront condos. Most of all, enjoy the unprententious charm of an area that hasn't been overcommercialized.

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There are only three incorporated towns in our region: West Point (on the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers), Tappahannock (on the Rappahannock) and Urbanna (on Urbanna Creek off the Rappahannock). What did we tell you? River country!

Our Area

This website concentrates on the Middle Peninsula counties that touch the Chesapeake Bay:

But the peninsula also includes the more upriver counties of

Upcoming Events


Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:00 AM

Orthodox date is April 8

RAL First Friday Reception

Friday, April 06, 2018 5:00 PM

Pots, Plants or Blooms is the theme this month. Rappahannock Art League receptions are free and open to the public. 5-7 pm.

5th Annual Craft Beer and Virginia Wine Festival

Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:00 AM

Unlimited beer tastings, a commemorative glass, and live music. Admission $35. 11 am - 5 pm. Premier Sailing will offer a 'Taste of Sailing.' Food vendors will offer tastes of their specialties as well as meal items, while other vendors display specialty crafts, arts, jewelry and more.

Pet Friends Benefit: Low Country Boil

Monday, April 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Middlesex Pet Friends for Life is holding a benefit at the Deltaville Maritime Museum from 4 to 7 pm. Your $60 ticket (buy in advance) includes the seafood boil with or without Andouille sausage (shrimp, clams, crawfish, corn, potatoes), one drink of beer or wine, and live entertainment by Sweet Justice. Cash bar, a 50/50 Bow Wow raffle and door prizes. Come out to socialize and help a worthy cause!

Working Watermen's Weekend, April 22, festivities from breakfast time through evening concert

Free WiFi

Holly Point Nature Park
Cafe by the Bay
Cross St Coffee
Public Library
Starbucks (by Wal-Mart)
Wild Rabbit Cafe (Main St)
Crown Point Marina, Hayes
Public Library
and all McDonald's
mid Gloucester
West Point

Farmhouse for Sale
10 organic acres!
Bring your horses!

FSBO on Route 33 between Hartfield and Deltaville


Our local papers are weeklies. Our closest daily papers are Hampton Roads and Richmond.

Deltaville Maritime Museum

287 Jackson Creek Road
Deltaville, VA 23043
804 776-7200

Radio Stations

Few stations are actually in our Middle Peninsula territory:

A couple more are just across the Rappahannock River, on the Northern Neck:

But we are well-served by Hampton Roads and Williamsburg stations:

The Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Area is covered by NOAA Weather Radio on 162.400 WXM57 Heathsville VA