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Urbanna is a picturesque village located along the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County on the eastern shore of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 543. Established by an Act of Assembly at Jamestown in 1680, Urbanna is one of the nation's oldest towns. With a land mass of less than half a square mile, it's also one of its smallest. It was first established as a port for the shipment of tobacco to England. The old tobacco warehouse (1766) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a visitor's center today. The Urbanna Courthouse was built in 1748 and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The town was incorporated on April 2, 1902 and is the county's largest commercial center and the only incorporated area in the county. However, the county seat of government was moved to the Village of Saluda. For over fifty years, the town has been home to the popular Urbanna Oyster Festival. It's held the first weekend in November each year and offers live music, two parades, the renowned oyster shucking contest, childrens activities and lots of great food. Annual attendance over the two days is usually between 50,000-75,000 and admission is free of charge. Since 2001, Urbanna has also hosted "Art on the Half Shell," a one-day, juried arts and crafts show. Local and out of town artists are featured, with a wide variety of artistic mediums presented.

Surrounding areas: Hartfield, Virginia (9.2 mi), Mathews, Virginia (19.7 mi), Williamsburg, Virginia (26.1 mi), Yorktown, Virginia (27.8 mi), Jamestown, Virginia (31.6 mi), Northern Neck, Virginia (34.5 mi), Tangier Island, Virginia (34.5 mi)

Urbanna Vacation Rentals

Urbanna Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
The Tides InnKings Charter DrIrvington, VA8.7 mi.(804) 438-5000
The Tides Lodge1 St Andrews LnIrvington, VA8.7 mi.(804) 438-6000
Holiday Inn Express Kilmarnock599 N Main StKilmarnock, VA11.9 mi.(804) 436-1500
Comfort Inn6639 Frst Hill AveGloucester, VA15.7 mi.(804) 695-1900
Gloucester Inn Motel1408 George Washington HwyGloucester Point, VA19.8 mi.(804) 642-3337
Econo Lodge7051 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA22.8 mi.(757) 564-3341
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel6483 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA22.8 mi.(757) 220-5550
Ramada Outlet Mall6493 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA22.8 mi.(757) 565-1111
Super 8 Pottery6488 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA22.8 mi.(757) 565-0090
Ramada Inn - Central Williamsburg5351 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA22.9 mi.(757) 565-2000
Comfort Inn Outlets5611 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA24.2 mi.(757) 565-1100
Holiday Inn Patriot3032 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA24.4 mi.(800) 446-6001
Motel 63030 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA24.5 mi.(757) 565-3433
Travelodge2225 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA24.7 mi.(757) 220-0710
Best Western Warsaw4522 Richmond RdWarsaw, VA24.8 mi.(800) 528-1234
Days Inn Central1900 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.0 mi.(757) 229-6600
Hampton Inn & Suites1880 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.0 mi.(757) 229-4900
Comfort Inn Central2007 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.1 mi.(757) 220-3888
Country Hearth Inn & Suites Capitol Historic924 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA25.1 mi.(800) 368-8383
Econolodge Central1800 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.1 mi.(757) 229-2781
Super 8 Motel - TappahannockRt 17 & Rt 360Tappahannock, VA25.2 mi.(804) 443-3888
Hampton Inn & Suites Historic Area911 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA25.2 mi.(757) 941-1777
Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg1624 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.2 mi.(757) 253-9400
Kingsgate619 Georgetown CresWilliamsburg, VA25.2 mi.(757) 220-5702
Residence Inn1648 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.2 mi.(757) 941-2000
Springhill Suites1644 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.2 mi.(757) 941-3000
White Lion Motel912 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA25.2 mi.(757) 229-3931
America's Best Value Inn Williamsburg1600 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.3 mi.(757) 229-1134
Best Western Virginia Inn900 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA25.4 mi.(757) 229-1655
Embassy Suites Hotel Williamsburg3006 Mooretown RdWilliamsburg, VA25.4 mi.(757) 229-6800
Governor Spottswood Motel1508 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.4 mi.(757) 229-6444
Holiday Inn Express1452 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.4 mi.(757) 941-1057
Quality Inn901 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA25.4 mi.(757) 229-4444
Travelodge834 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA25.4 mi.(757) 229-4933
Comfort Inn & Suites1420 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.5 mi.(757) 229-2981
Rodeway Inn1413 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.5 mi.(757) 229-3400
Comfort Inn Historic Area Hotel706 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA25.6 mi.(757) 229-9230
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson400 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA25.6 mi.(757) 259-7990
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott1402 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA25.6 mi.(757) 645-3600
Hampton Inn Center201 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA25.6 mi.(757) 220-0880

Urbanna Weather & Climate

The Eastern Islands of Virginia , off the Pacific Coast, have summers that are generally hot and humid. Mosquitoes and ticks are abundant from spring through autumn. Insect repellent and/or protective clothing is recommended. It rarely snows on the offshore islands in the winter but the weather is often damp and cold. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for long walks in the sand and hard sole water shoes for wading in bay waters. Hurricanes and tropical storms, including those immediately offshore, occur most frequently in early August and September and rarely appear before June or after November. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from tropical storms. Thunderstorms may occur in all months of the year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 28°F 4.01 in. -
February 52°F 30°F 3.16 in. -
March 61°F 37°F 4.44 in. -
April 71°F 45°F 3.20 in. -
May 79°F 54°F 4.05 in. -
June 86°F 63°F 3.65 in. -
July 89°F 67°F 4.48 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 4.19 in. -
September 81°F 60°F 4.63 in. -
October 71°F 48°F 3.57 in. -
November 61°F 39°F 3.17 in. -
December 52°F 32°F 3.21 in. -

Urbanna Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located about 35 miles south of Urbanna in Newport News, Virginia, the Richmond International airport (RIC) located approximately 41 miles west of Urbanna in Richmond, Virginia, the Chesterfield County airport (FCI) located roughly 54 miles west of Urbanna in Richmond, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located around 55 miles south of Urbanna in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, the Chesapeake Regional airport (CPK) located about 68 miles south of Urbanna in Norfolk, Virginia, and finally the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport (SBY) located approximately 75 miles northeast of Urbanna in Salisbury, Maryland.

Urbanna Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA26.4 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD45.3 mi.
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA51.0 mi.
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA63.4 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD74.4 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD82.0 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD89.4 mi.
Water Parks
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA26.4 mi.
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA63.4 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD72.5 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE109.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Piankatank River Golf ClubHartfieldVA9.5 mi.
Gloucester Country ClubGloucesterVA16.0 mi.
Tradition Golf Club At StonehouseToanoVA22.2 mi.
Quinton Oaks Golf CourseCallaoVA22.3 mi.
Village Green Golf ClubCallaoVA22.3 mi.
Hobbs Hole Golf CourseTappahannockVA24.6 mi.
Woodside Country ClubTappahannockVA24.6 mi.
Colonial Golf CourseWilliamsburgVA26.1 mi.
Kiskiack Golf ClubWilliamsburgVA26.1 mi.
Williamsburg National Golf ClubWilliamsburgVA26.1 mi.
Golf Club At BrickshireProvidence ForgeVA28.9 mi.
Tradition Golf Club At Royal New KentProvidence ForgeVA28.9 mi.
State Parks
York River State ParkVA18.0 mi. 
Point Lookout State ParkMD31.5 mi. 
Chippokes Plantation State ParkVA36.0 mi. 
Westmoreland State ParkVA39.3 mi. 
Muscarelle Museum of ArtWilliamsburgVA26.4 mi.(Art)
Mariners' MuseumNewport NewsVA46.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Peninsula Fine Arts CenterNewport NewsVA46.2 mi.(Art)
Library of VirginiaRichmondVA48.9 mi.(History)
Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmondVA48.9 mi.(Art)
Black History Museum And Cultural CenterRichmondVA48.9 mi.(History)
Edgar Allen Poe MuseumRichmondVA48.9 mi.(History)
National Maritime CenterNorfolkVA56.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolkVA56.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolkVA56.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA56.9 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD72.9 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC90.4 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD114.2 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD114.2 mi.

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