Irvington, Virginia

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Irvington is a town in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States. The population was 673 at the 2000 census and it is located on a peninsula of land known as the Northern Neck. It is the name also of a historic district.

The former Chesapeake Academy was located in Irvington. One of its graduates, Claybrook Cottingham, was later its assistant principal and subsequently in his long academic career the president of both Louisiana College in Pineville and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.[3]


Historic district

The historic district, Irvington, also known as Carters Creek, is a 1,107.2-acre (448.1 ha) area that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. In 2000, it included 149 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites and one other contributing structure.[4]


Irvington is located at 37°39′41″N 76°25′9″W / 37.66139°N 76.41917°W / 37.66139; -76.41917 (37.6615, -76.4191).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (18.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 673 people, 240 households, and 174 families residing in the town. The population density was 449.0 people per square mile (173.2/km²). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 216.8/sq mi (83.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.37% White, 1.49% African American and 0.15% Asian.

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