Gloucester

Gloucester


About  Gloucester

Gloucester County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,858.[1] Its county seat is Gloucester Courthouse.[2] The county was founded in 1651 in the Virginia Colony and is named for Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester (third son of King Charles I of England).

Gloucester County is included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. A part of the Middle Peninsula region, it borders the York River and the lower Chesapeake Bay. Gloucester County is about 75 miles (121 km) east of Virginia’s capital, Richmond.

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