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York County, Virginia (Howe)

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Henry Howe, Historical Collections of Virginia… (Charleston, SC: William R. Babcock, 1852), 519.

YORK was one of the eight original counties into which Virginia was divided in 1634. Chesapeake Bay bounds it on the east, and York River on the NE. It is 30 miles long, with a mean width of 5 miles. Population in 1840, 4,720.

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