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


Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festival

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:00 PM

The 38th year! Tickets must be purchased in advance and are already on sale. $50 includes oysters: fried, steamed and half-shell; steamed clams, clam fritters and clam chowder; fried scallops and fish; steamed shrimp and crabs; hush-puppies; BBQ with coleslaw; fries; cake; ice cream; beverages including geer, wine, mixed drinks. Gate opens 2:30, food served 3:00 pm. Live music and dancing. No coolers, no take-away.

Gloucester Renaissance Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM

With one step you enter a world where myth and legend take life. The scent of spices, pies and roasting meat tempts your appetite while you enjoy Celtic, folk and Renaissance music. Enjoy Medieval martial arts demos, the wizard, Tarot readings, facepainting. Dress in your finest garb for the Masquerade Ball, stay for the Pub Sing which follows. Free admission. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Shrimp, crab, fried fish, burgers and barbecue along with artworks and crafts from dozens of exhibitors.

Bay Seafood Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM

Rotary-sponsored festival at Camp Kekoka on Indian Creek, Kilmarnock. Proceeds go to area charities. Fresh seafood, adult beverages and live music make for a great night under the stars.

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