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Yeocomico River

Virginia River

An Indian name, roughly translated as "tossed to and fro by the waters," gives this historic creek its name. At the mouth of the Yeocomico, a bloody naval battle was fought during the War of 1812, on July 14, 1813. A British force with a five-to-one advantage attacked an American vessel, leaving no survivors. The river forms the boundary between Northumberland and Westmoreland County.

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Contact Information
Westmoreland County Tourism
P.O. Box 1000
Montross VA 22520
804-493-0130
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