Historic Icons of Essex County, Virginia 17 x 22 Map Print
Essex County was formed in 1691 from Old Rappahannock County. It is bordered by King and Queen, Caroline and Middlesex Counties. The Rappahannock is the main waterway as well as several gorgelocated in the lower portion of Essex County. It is an absolute honor that so many of these adorn the homes, offices, cottages and boats here in Essex, throughout Virginia and the U.S. Historic Icons, place names, waterways, creek, rivers and notable tidal ponds are also shown. Piscataway Creek and Hoskins Creek are two of the major creeks that run through Essex County. The Dragon Run is also shown in lower Essex. Historic Icons featured include: The McCall Brockenbrough House Circa 1763, which is now part of St. Margaret's - an all girl Episcopal Day and Boarding School located along the Waterfront on Water Lane in Tappahannock, The Ritchie House Circa 1706 (which features a 43' long panoramic mural I completed in 2006), The old Essex County Courthouse Circa 1848, Old Clerks Office, the Trible-Roane House - Circa 1850 - which is now known as The lovely Essex Inn, The Old Customs House which oversaw the trade and taxation on the Rappahannock during the colonial era. Also featured are the Iconic Captain Thomas which makes routine trips to Ingleside Winery in the Spring, Summer and Fall. In the background is the Purdue Grainery. Agriculture is a big part of life here, as is fishing, crabbing and the rivah life.