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

 

Kilmarnock VFD Carnival

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 5:00 PM

Ferris wheel and more rides, games, food. Great fun for kids of all ages. Through August 5. Free admission. Time unknown, finding nothing on VFD site yet.



RAL First Friday Reception

Friday, August 04, 2017 5:00 PM

The Rappahannock Art League's First Friday Receptions are free and open to the public. 5-7 pm. Show themes will be posted when known.



Deltaville Crab Feast

Saturday, August 05, 2017 5:00 PM

Annual event at the firehouse. All-you-can-eat boiled crab. Burgers and hotdogs available. Beer for sale. Live music starts after the crab feast. 5 pm - midnight. $30.



Urbanna Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:00 AM

Local produce, honey, jams, meats as well as plants and arts and crafts. 9 am - 1 pm on second Saturdays May-September.



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

Free WiFi

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

Farmhouse for Sale
10 organic acres!
Bring your horses!

FSBO on Route 33 between Hartfield and Deltaville


Newspapers

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