Originally settled by the Nimcocks, “Indians Who Live In Towns”, this small town on the Rappahannock River became know as Urbanna in 1704 in honor of Queen Anne of England.
The Town became a bustling center for Tobacco Trade. It later became known for many other industries, from its Coca Cola Bottling Factory & Canning Factory, to now, a town known for its beautiful water views, rich history, delicious seafood, and grand Urbanna Oyster Festival!
During the 2019 Urbanna Oyster Festival, held Nov. 1-2, The Fairfield Foundation will conduct an archeological dig in the backyard of the colonial Gressitt House on Virginia Street.
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