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Heathsville
The village green, from the porch of the Northumberland County Courthouse
The village green, from the porch of the Northumberland County Courthouse
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Coordinates: 37°55′3″N 76°28′20″W / 37.91750°N 76.47222°W / 37.91750; -76.47222Coordinates: 37°55′3″N 76°28′20″W / 37.91750°N 76.47222°W / 37.91750; -76.47222
Country United States
State Virginia
County Northumberland
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 142
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
22473

Heathsville is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Northumberland County, Virginia, United States. Heathsville is the easternmost county of the Northern Neck of Virginia, which was the birthplace of three of the first five Presidents of the United States - George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe. It is the county seat of Northumberland County, and has housed four county courthouses since the first was built in 1663.

It is also home to numerous historical home sites, some dating to the late 18th century. The Heathsville Historic District, Coan Baptist Church, Howland Chapel School, Kirkland Grove Campground, Rice's Hotel, Oakley, St. Stephen's Church, Sunnyside, and The Academy are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "Heathsville" is named after lawyer and politician John Heath.

The population as of the 2010 Census was 142, but more than 5,000 people live within the Postal Service ZIP Code area for Heathsville. It is located on U.S. Route 360 (the Northumberland Highway) west of Reedville and east of Warsaw. The area behind the old courthouse is home to a farmer's market the third Saturday of each month from April through October. This area also hosts craft guilds dedicated to the preservation and use of pre-industrial skills, including iron forging, wood working, quilting, and weaving.

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