New Kent County VA

New Kent County VA, established in 1654, is a picturesque and historically rich area nestled between the Pamunkey and York Rivers in the eastern part of the Commonwealth. It was created from York County, one of Virginia’s original shires formed in 1634, and is named after Kent, England, reflecting the colonial tradition of honoring British places and royalty. The county’s landscape is characterized by its lush, rolling hills and fertile lands, making it an ideal location for agriculture, which has been a mainstay of its economy since colonial times. New Kent County played a significant role in American history; it was a site of early English settlements, participated in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and was a pivotal location during the civil rights movement, specifically in the landmark Supreme Court case Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, which helped dismantle segregation in public schools.

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