Resources

Lancaster County is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay on a southeastern peninsula of Virginia — an area known as the Northern Neck. The county is within easy distance of I-95, I-64, and US Routes 17 and 301. Three major highways traverse the county – Routes 3, 200, and 354.

Distance in miles to Lancaster County from:
~ Richmond 75 miles
~ Norfolk 79 miles
~ Washington, D.C. 120 miles

AREA COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS

(Distance from Lancaster County)

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
900 Bland Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602
757-877-0221
flyphf.com
(54 miles)

Richmond International Airport
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Drive
Richmond, VA 23250
804- 226-3000
flyrichmond.com
(67 miles)

Norfolk International Airport
2200 Norview Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
757-857-3351
norfolkairport.com
(79 miles)

Non-Commercial Airports

Hummel Field Airport
310 Plainview Road
Topping, VA 23169
804-758-4330

CLIMATE/WEATHER

Lancaster County enjoys pleasant four-season weather, with mild winters – we have average high temperatures above 60 degrees six months out of the year – and barefoot summers. Our website features up-to-date forecasts,
www.lancasterva.com.

Annual Area Climatological Summary

 Avg HighAvg LowPrecip
Jan 47 26 4.17
Feb 49 27 3.46
March 57 35 4.76
April 65 42 3.11
May 74 54 3.94
June 82 62 3.66
July 86 67 4.13
Aug 85 66 3.9
Sept 79 60 4.02
Oct 70 48 3.5
Nov 60 38 3.19
Dec. 52 30 3.58

American Red Cross
River Counties Chapter
39 Harris Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-7669

GOVERNMENT

Lancaster County is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors. Monthly meetings are held in the Lancaster Courthouse located in the Lancaster Courthouse Historic District. A county administrator implements policy. Lancaster County is a member of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission which addresses issues of regional significance. The county also has three incorporated towns which may have additional requirements.

Lancaster County Government
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
804-462-5129
lancova.com

Town of Kilmarnock
1 North Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1552
kilmarnockva.com

Town of Irvington
235 Steamboat Road
Irvington, VA 22480
804-438-6230
irvingtonva.org

Town of White Stone
433 Rappahannock Drive
White Stone, VA 22578
804-435-3260

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Lancaster County
8311 Mary Ball Road
Suite 302
Lancaster, VA 22503
804-462-5780

LICENSES

Virginia Department of
Motor Vehicles
110 DMV Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-497-7100
Mon.–Fri. 9am–5pm

Vehicle Title and Registration

The following documents are required to obtain vehicle title; application for title and registration, proof of address, title/registration card from previous state. Documents required to register your vehicle include application for registration and proof of insurance coverage.

Driver's License

Applicants must be at least 16 years and three months to apply. Original documents needed to apply include proof of identity, legal presence, Virginia residency, and social security number.

Marriage License

Lancaster County Clerk of the Circuit Court
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
804-462-5611
Marriage licenses are issued by the Lancaster County Clerk of the Circuit Court for person's 18-years or older without parental/legal guardian consent.

EDUCATION

Lancaster County Public Schools
2330 Irvington Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-3183
lcs.k12.va.us

Rappahannock
Community College
rappahannock.edu

Kilmarnock Center
447 N. Main Street
Chesapeake Commons
Shopping Center
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Glenns Campus
12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
800.836.9381

Warsaw Campus
52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
800.836.9379

Chesapeake Academy
107 Steamboat Road
Irvington, VA 22480
804-438-5575
chesapeakeacademy.org

Northern Neck
Montessori School
97 FMC Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-436-5648
nnmontessori.org

EXTENDED CARE/ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING HOMES

Commonwealth Assisted Living
460 South Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-9896
commonwealthal.com

Lancashire Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center
287 School Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 435-1684
800.836.9381
vahs.com

HEALTH CARE

Medical Facilities

Rappahannock General Hospital
101 Harris Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-8000
rgh-hospital.com

Northern Neck Free
Health Clinic
51 William B. Graham Court
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-0575
nnfhc.com

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Lancaster County Health
and Social Services
9049 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
804-462-5197

HOUSING/REAL ESTATE

Contact the chamber at 804-435-6092 or visit www.lancasterva.com for a complete listing of member businesses under the real estate category.

LIBRARIES

Lancaster Community Library
235 School Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1729
lancasterlibrary.com

MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS

Newspapers

Rappahannock Record
27 North Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1701
rrecord.com

Southside Sentinel
276 Virginia Street
Urbanna, VA 23175
804-758-2328
ssentinel.com

Radio

WKWI 101.7 FM Adult Contemporary

WIGO 104.9 FM Country

Internet

middlenecknews.com

POST OFFICES

Irvington
4473 Irvington Road
Irvington, VA 22480-9998
804-438-5033

Kilmarnock
239 N. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482-9998
804-435-7778

Lancaster
9054 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503-9998
804-462-5280

Lively
5316 Mary Ball Road
Lively, VA 22507-9998
804-462-4111

Lively
5316 Mary Ball Road
Lively, VA 22507-9998
804-462-4111

PUBLIC SAFETY

Emergency

Police, Fire, Ambulance, or Rescue - Dial 911

Non-Emergency

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
8293 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
804-462-5111
www.lancastersheriff.net

Kilmarnock Police Department
1 N. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1200

Kilmarnock/Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad
6 Harris Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1474

Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department
71 School Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1332

White Stone Volunteer
Fire Department
572 Chesapeake Drive
White Stone, VA 22578
804-435-3801

Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department
2789 White Chapel Road
Lively, VA 22507
804-462-5404

Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad
123 Norris Road
Lively, VA 22507
804-462-7375

RETIREMENT LIVING

Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22480
804-438-4000
embracelifeatrwc.org

TAXES

Sales Tax 5%
State Portion 4%
County Portion 1%

Personal Property Tax
$2.04 per $100 - Cars
$1.52 per $100 - Boats

Real Estate Tax
.40 per $100 valuation

TRANSPORTATION

Triangle Trolley

The red trolley bus runs on Fridays, and Saturdays, May through October as well as for special area events.

Bay Transit (transportation assistance through Bay Aging)

Bay Transit operates in all counties within Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Toll Free 877-869-6046
Lancaster 804-250-2011
baytransit.org

Car Rental

Davis Auto
382 North Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1818

UTILITIES

Electricity

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative
85 St. Johns Street
Warsaw, VA 22572
804-333-3621
nnec.coop

Dominion Virginia Power
1-866-366-4357
dom.com

Water/Sewer (within Kilmarnock town limits)

Kilmarnock Public Utilities Department
514 North Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-1552

Waste Management

Lancaster County operates three refuse and recycling sites;
~ Pine Road, one mile southwest of Kilmarnock
~ Regina Road, one mile east of Lancaster Courthouse
~ Gaines Road, one-quarter mile from the intersection of Nuttsville and River Roads


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