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King George County, VA

King George County has 131 miles of shoreline on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, acres of natural beauty, cultural diversities and historic wealth and is considered the gateway to Virginia’s Historic Northern Neck. Located to the southeast of the Washington region, King George County is situated between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers and is sparsely populated with 20,637 persons. The 188 square mile county is largely rural, but faces increasing pressure from suburban housing developments. The topography of the county is mostly flat with some rolling hills, stream valleys and river flood plains. Geographically the county is considered to be at the northern extent of the Virginia Tidewater.

The County covers approximately 113,920 acres, has 169 farms on 31,888 acres and 72,718 acres are forested land. King George County boasts 2,300 head of cattle, a small number of hogs, sheep and chickens also are raised here. Crop production is the primary activity of farms in King George County including soybeans acreage at 5,400; over 3,500 acres of corn, approximately 1,500 acres of wheat and 6,000 acres of hay are harvested annually.

Market or truck crops grown include sweet corn, melons, green beans, tomatoes and bell peppers, which are sold locally and to markets in Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg and Westmoreland County. A small number of fruit orchards and vineyards operate in the county as well. There is also a 42-acre glass greenhouse tomato facility as well as a substantial sod farm.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 36,723
Number of Farms: 180
Number of Farm Markets: 1 coming soon
Top three to five Agricultural Products:Hay and forage, soybeans, and corn

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Market Value of Agriculture Production: $4,461,000
  • Per farm average $24,781
  • Crop sales $3,775,000 (85%)
  • Livestock Sales $686,000 (15%)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County:

Farm Tours and Wineries
4-H Programs and Other Activities

Agricultural Lands protected: 3,733.98 (Virginia Outdoors Foundation)

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

Virginia Farm Bureau Representative: Ed Frank, 540-775-9650

King George Cooperative Extension: 540-775-3062 - Main Office

Current Partners in the
National Capital Farms Network:
Anne Arundel County Arlington County Virginia Calvert County Carroll County Charles County Clarke County Culpeper County District of Columbia Howard County Jefferson County Virginia King George County Fairfax County Virignia Fauquier County Virginia Frederick County Maryland Loudoun County Virignia Montgomery County Maryland Rappahannock County Stafford County St Mary's County Prince Williams County Prince George's County Maryland Washington County Warren County Berkeley County Morgan County
County Links

King George County
West Virginia Farm Bureau
King George Cooperative Extension