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James City County, Virginia

US county information
NameJames City County
US Area
Total Area180 sq mi (466.2 km2)
Land Area143 sq mi (370.4 km2)
Water Area37 sq mi (95.8 km2)
Density145.9/km2 (378/sq mi)
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. Its population was 67,009 (as of Census 2010), and it is often associated with Williamsburg, an independent city, and Jamestown which is within the county. As of 2007, the median household income was $70,487.

First settled by the English colonists in 1607 at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, the County was formally created in 1634 as James City Shire by order of King Charles I. James City County is considered one of only five original shires of Virginia to still be extant today in essentially the same political form. The Jamestown 2007 celebration marked the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

Today, James City County remains an important site of growth and economic development. With an increasing population and a generous endowment of skilled labor, the County attracts not only new businesses and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of an ideal mid-Atlantic location, and one of the northernmost right to work counties in the country, but also successful retirees seeking the mild seasonal climate and the abundance of cultural events, economic opportunities and historic activities offered. The County is home to the Busch Gardens Europe theme park, the massive Kingsmill Resort, and the Williamsburg Pottery Factory. The Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement attractions combine with Colonial Williamsburg, and are linked to Yorktown by the National Park Service's bucolic Colonial Parkway, to make worldwide tourism to the Historic Triangle a major economic activity for the county. This highly developed tourist industry coupled with an open business climate, many favorable labor realities; high endowments of human capital from the nearby College of William and Mary and the presence of NASA, Jefferson Laboratory, and numerous defense contractors which give the region the highest concentration of scientists and engineers per capita in the nation; ensure James City County will remain not only a national historic treasure but a premier location for continued opportunity and prosperity.

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Relief fund set up in James City County - WAVY-TV Tweet this news
WAVY-TV---JAMES CITY COUNTY-, -Va-. (WAVY) - As James City County officials continue to assess damage from Saturday's tornado, preliminary reports indicate that 36 structures have minor to major damage in the Grove area of the county. ... - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:25:34 GMT+00:00
Paul Wheeler named new football coach at Virginia High in Bristol - Daily Press (blog) Tweet this news
Daily Press (blog)--He resigned as Rams' coach in October 2010, under pressure he said from a Williamsburg--James City County- Schools administrator whom he heard was threatening to dismiss him as the result of an incident with a player during a prac - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:36:10 GMT+00:00
Federal cuts squeeze community development grants, threatening projects in ... - Tweet this news"This will really diminish economic disadvantaged areas, affordable housing opportunities, prevent making improvements on parks and recreation, and improvement on homes that are in desperate need of improvement," said As - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:49:15 GMT+00:00
Citizens Speak Out About JCC Redistricting Maps - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily Tweet this news
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily--By Desiree Parker Friday, April 15, 2011 Some -James City County- citizens offered their support Tuesday of local redistricting maps that weren't the selected option presented to the Board, and one Supervisor said he plan - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:48:42 GMT+00:00
Local religion digest 4/16/11: Former pastor of city church to lead Easter ... - Reading Eagle Tweet this news
Reading Eagle--St. -James- Church, Seventh and Penn avenues, West Reading: St. -James- Choir will present the musical, "Were You There," 7:30. Living God Lutheran Church, near Honey Brook, Chester -County-: Service, 7:30. St. Luke's - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 04:19:32 GMT+00:00
County in Brief - Santa Maria Times Tweet this news
Santa Maria Times--On Tuesday, Santa Barbara -City- Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio and Fire Battalion Chief -James- Bryden unveiled 79 pieces of equipment, including rope rescue gear, prying tools, harnesses, gas monitors, extinguishers and power saws bought w - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:11:31 GMT+00:00
EDITORIAL: Redistricting - Virginia Gazette Tweet this news
Virginia Gazette--Rob Wittman's 1st District under the House plan. The Senate plan inexplicably splits the -city-, -James City- and York into three congressional districts. Because everyone in York -County- is a Republican, or so it would seem. Membe - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:09:05 GMT+00:00
Big Brothers Big Sisters cut from James City County budget - Daily Press Tweet this news
Daily Press--Funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater -Virginia- Peninsula is slated to be cut from -James City County's- 2012 fiscal budget. Assistant County Administrator Doug Powell said the county will no longer directly fund the nonpr - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:15:26 GMT+00:00
JCC Notebook: Supes Hold Hearings on Budget, Redistricting, Planning ... - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily Tweet this news
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily--Comments should be addressed to Fran Geissler and can be submitted to or can be mailed to Fran Geissler, Stormwater Director; -James City County- Stormwater Division; 5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 2A; W - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:18:53 GMT+00:00
James City Police forge partnership to deter auto theft - Virginia Gazette Tweet this news
Virginia Gazette--JAMES CITY -- The -James City County- Police Department encourages local residents to take a stand against auto theft by having their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etched onto their vehicle's windows. A free VIN etching event - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:42:43 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of James City County, Virginia

County seat: Williamsburg
Croaker * Grove * Jamestown * Lightfoot * Norge * Toano

Hampton Roads

Seven CitiesChesapeake * Hampton * Newport News * Norfolk * Portsmouth * Suffolk * Virginia Beach |
CountiesCurrituck * Gloucester * Isle of Wight * James City * Mathews * Surry * York |
Other citiesFranklin * Poquoson * Williamsburg |
TownsClaremont * Dendron * Smithfield * Surry * Windsor |
Sub-regionsSouth Hampton Roads * Virginia Peninsula |
TopicsTransportation * People * History * Battle of Hampton Roads |

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