King William County is located in east-central Virginia on the Middle Peninsula, one of three peninsulas on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The county is bounded by the Mattaponi River to the north and the Pamunkey River to the south which combine to form the York River at West Point, the county’s largest town. King William is bounded by the counties of Caroline, King & Queen, Hanover and New Kent. The land area of King William County is 273.94 square miles. Located approximately 35 miles northeast of Richmond, VA, King William has a population of 16,354. The county is considered part of the Richmond, VA Metro Area.