October 11, 2023 by News Staff
A long-standing dispute regarding a boundary line separating Essex and King and Queen counties was resolved last week. According to the Rappahannock Times, the Essex County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve an agreement with King and Queen County that defines the boundary near state Route 635 and Mount Landing Road (state Route 627). The issue integrates approximately 1.71 acres into Essex County. About two years ago Abdul and Angela Islam were informed by the local voter registration office that their property along Mount Landing Road is actually in King and Queen and they would have to vote in that county. The Islams have been paying taxes to Essex County. The Islams appeared be- fore the Essex Supervisors about the issue last year.