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West Point, VA Contractors

West Point is in King William County, VA, and situated on the York River. The York River is formed at West Point where the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers merge.

History

This area was originally the village of Cinquoteck and home to Pamunkey and Mattaponi Native Americans who were part of the Powhatan Confederacy. As the first English colonists arrived in the early 1600s to establish a settlement in Jamestown, they were often at odds with the Powhatan Confederacy. However, by the mid 1600s, the Virginia Colony had grown sufficiently in the Cinquoteck area that the local Native Americans were overcome. The colonists created reservations for these tribes, and the reservations still exist today on land just north of West Point.

The Port Richmond West Plantation, home of Virginia Governor John West, was built in the Cinquoteck area in 1655. Mr. West sold parcels of land, and a community called West Point grew along the York River. The town was renamed Delaware in 1705, but in 1861 it was renamed West Point. The same year, the Richmond & York River Railroad was built, connecting West Point with Richmond and Baltimore. Until the late 1800s, the town was a popular resort destination and a thriving commercial port. That changed in the early 1900s when expanded railroad service gave tourists access to the ocean and commercial shippers moved to ports in Hampton Roads.

Demographics

The town has an area of almost seven square miles with a population of almost 3,500 people. Out of 1,100 households, 35 percent include kids under 18. The median resident age is 39, and the median household income is $50,000.

Mattaponi And Pamunkey Native American Reservations And Museums

A visit to the Pamunkey or Mattaponi Native American reservation and museum will take you back to the early 1600s. Both reservations host exhibits that include Native American hand-made pottery and a necklace that may have belonged to Pocahontas.

Crab Carnival

On the first weekend of October, the town of West Point holds its annual Crab Carnival. The festival includes fresh seafood, live music, art, antiques, crafts and a crab parade. Treats include soft-shell crabs, steamed crabs, fried crabs, crab cakes, crab soup and crab fritters.

King William Alpacas

The whole family will enjoy a visit to the King William Alpaca Farm. This forest alpaca breeding farm was founded in 2003 and offers seminars about Alpacas and their fibers. The farm is located about 30 minutes northwest of West Point.

Chelsea Plantation

The Chelsea Plantation is on the National Historic Registry and was built in 1709 by Augustine Moore, a tobacco farmer. The plantation house is recognized as "one of the finest examples of Georgian Architecture in America," and is situated on five acres of land with English Boxwood gardens and stunning views of the Mattaponi River.

Climate

This town has hot summers with highs in the 90s. Winters are mild with highs in the 50s. West Point air conditioners are a necessity of daily life; during the summer, a reliable, affordable AC system is essential for indoor comfort. Many homeowners have discovered that ductless HVAC delivers greater indoor temperature control while it saves money on utility bills every month. With a ductless mini split system in West Point, you can heat and cool only the rooms you use. Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Heat Pumps provide consistent warmth in winter and cost-effective cooling in summer. To learn how you can reduce energy costs by going ductless, contact a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor in your area.