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King George, Virginia
Main business district of King George
Main business district of King George
Location in King George County and the state of Virginia
Location in King George County and the state of Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County King George
 • Total 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)
 • Land 10.8 sq mi (27.9 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
210 ft (60 m)
 • Total 4,457
 • Density 414/sq mi (159.7/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 540
FIPS code 51-42568
GNIS feature ID 2629028

King George is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of King George County, Virginia, United States. It is sometimes referred to as King George Courthouse, because it is the location of the King George County Courthouse. The population as of the 2010 census was 4,457. The Journal Press was a local weekly newspaper published in King George and serving local areas until its final issue was published on Jan 11th, 2017.

King George is also home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) located in the northeast portion of the county along the Potomac River.


King George is located within the Northern Neck George Washington American Viticultural Area winemaking appellation.

The King George Fall Festival, begun in 1959, is held annually the second weekend of October, to benefit the fire and rescue squad. It includes a parade through town, a carnival, a craft fair, a car show, a dance, a 5-K run, and the Fall Festival Queen Pageant.

The Ralph Bunche High School, Powhatan Rural Historic District, Rokeby, Nanzatico, Office Hall and Millbank are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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