Westmoreland County lies between the Potomac and the Rappahannock Rivers on a peninsula known as Virginia's Northern Neck. Located halfway between Washington DC and the Chesapeake Bay, Westmoreland County offers easy access to both.
The nearby Chesapeake Bay helps moderate our climate year-round. Residents enjoy four seasons but with milder winters and cooler summers than many other locations in the state.
Westmoreland has been home to more national leaders than any other county, including Presidents George Washington and James Monroe. Retrace their steps at the George Washington National Birthplace, Stratford Hall Plantation and our many other landmark historic sites.
Business owners, executives and telecommuters are no longer waiting for vacation or retirement to enjoy a full life. Our gentle rural tidewater lifestyle combined with a skilled, low cost workforce only 80 miles from the nation's capital add up to a compelling relocation package.
Westmoreland County has numerous must see attractions and recreational areas. These include the George Washington National Birthplace Monument, Stratford Hall Plantation, Ingleside Vineyards and Winery, Westmoreland State Park and Westmoreland Berry Farm. Here's where to go, what to do and where to eat and sleep.
Government and Community Services
Rural tidewater living is unfettered by crime and congestion, unblemished by sprawl and remarkably unchanged since native sons Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee signed the Declaration of Independence. Meet the folks who make Westmoreland County a wonderful place to live and visit.
Norm Risavi, County Administrator
Westmoreland County Government Offices
PO Box 1000, Montross, VA 22520