Board of Supervisors and Electoral Districts
County, Virginia, was originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district
on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers,
tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
In 1648, this “Mother County of the Northern Neck”
was organized and named after County Northumberland, England. The
first white settler to make a permanent home in the county was Col.
John Mottrom, sometime between 1635-1640.
In 1648 Northumberland County, Virginia, was officially formed by
an act passed by the Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia. It was later
divided into three additional counties: Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland.
Northumberland County has an area of approximately 222 square miles
and a population of 12,400 people.
For hundreds of years, Northumberland remained a county largely isolated
from the rest of the state due to the lack of a road network. But
in 1926, with the bridge crossing from Essex County to the Northern
Neck, with access to the west, growth began in the area.
From Richmond, VA
to Heathsville, VA
Take US-360 East to Tappahannock.
Turn right on US-360 East in Tappahannock towards Heathsville. Approximately
81.4 miles & 1hr. 20 minutes.
VA to Heathsville, VA
Take US-17 South from Fredericksburg
to Tappahannock. Turn left on US-360 East in Tappahannock towards
Norfolk, VA to Heathsville, VA
From I-64 take US-17 North/ J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (exit number
258 B). Follow US-17 North to Tappahannock. Turn right on US-360
East in Tappahannock towards Heathsville.
of Supervisors & Electoral Districts
Northumberland County has five electoral
Our current supervisors are:
Ronald L. Jett,
District 5, Reedville VA 22539
Richard F. Haynie,
District 2, Callao VA 22435
A. Joseph Self,
District 1, Callao VA 22435
James M. Long
District 3, Wicomico Church VA 22579
Thomas H. Tomlin
District 4, Wicomico Church VA 22579
All Board of Supervisors meetings are held every
2nd Thursday of each month, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the New Courts
Building in Heathsville. All Public Hearings are held at 7:00 p.m.,
on the same day, at the same location.
All comments to the Board of Supervisors should
be received by the County Administrator's Office.
Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 129
Heathsville VA 22473
Phone: (804) 580-7666
Fax: (804) 580-7053
Comprehensive data about the Northern Neck here.