The history of Middlesex County dates to the early 1600s when the first English land grant was given to John Montrum. Filled with small, quaint towns and abundant wildlife, this county on the Middle Peninsula is home to more than 10,000 residents. Many more enjoy it as a vacation getaway. This driving tour showcases properties built as early as 1781 and as recently as the 1990s. All are located near the Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers. A featured modern home highlights Frank Lloyd Wright’s theories and principles. Three properties are private, and one operates as a bed and breakfast. Nearby points of historical interest are located in Saluda, Deltaville, and Urbanna.