Founded in 1886, Weems is a beautiful waterfront community in Lancaster County, Virginia. It is located at the tip of the Northern Neck, in Eastern Virginia.
The National Historic Landmark Christ Church is located in Weems. Christ Church was the gift of Robert “King” Carter, the wealthiest planter of early eighteenth-century Virginia. Carter built Christ Church to replace a wooden church his father, John, had constructed on the site in 1670.
Aside from historical significance of the community, Weems remains a small, relatively quiet community. It is mostly residential, but does have waterside businesses and also boasts quick access to the Chesapeake Bay. The Carter’s Cove Marina is a family owned marina in Weems, and is near the mouth of Carter’s Creek. It has been in operation since the 1920’s.
Many people from Richmond and Northern Virginia have retirement homes or second homes in this community.
Weem’s population is 2,129 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 19.27%. It is a beautiful place to retire, relocate or just visit.
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