The City of Poquoson, VA

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Brief History of Poquoson

Poquoson is an independent city in the Virginia Peninsula. Part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is also informally called Bull Island for the cattles that once roamed free in the salt marshes. The name of Poquoson came from a Native American word of the Algonquians tribe that roughly translates as "great marsh." Although petitions were made to change the name, Poquoson is one of the few areas that have kept a name that was derived from the Native Americans who lived in the area before English colonization. The city is also one of the oldest to be continuously named in Virginia.

In the early 1600s, the area was settled by English colonists who named it the New Poquoson Parish of the Church of England. It included the present city of Poquoson and the Seaford, Poquoson, Dare, Grafton and Tabb areas of York County. In 1634, the eight shires of Virginia were created. Poquoson was situated in the Charles River Shire, which is known today as York County. For the next 300 years, it developed as a rural community within the county. During the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War, battles were fought and won near the area. In 1952, Poquoson was incorporated into a town. In 1975, it became an independent city.

Today, the City of Poquoson has a total area of 78 square miles. 15 square miles of which is land and 63 square miles is water. It is bounded by the Poquoson River on the north, the Chesapeake Bay on the east, Back River and Wythe Creek on the south, and York County on the west. As of the 2010 census, there is a population of 12,150 people residing in the area.

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Poquoson is served by its own school district. The Poquoson City Public Schools District operates four public schools in the City of Poquoson. These schools include:

  • Poquoson Primary School
    • Offers classes from Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • Poquoson Elementary School
    • Serves 3rd through 5th grade
  • Poquoson Middle School
    • Has 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes
  • Poquoson High School
    • Opened in 1910, it has around 700 students from grades 9th through 12th

Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge

Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is located in Poquoson, on the southwestern corner of the Chesapeake Bay. The 3,501-acre National Wildlife Refuge is one of the four refuges that make up the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the preserved land was once used as a bombing range for the United States Department of Defense. Therefore, most of the refuge is not open to the public to ensure no one accidentally steps on unexploded ordnances. Only the Cow Island portion of the area is open for visitors to explore.

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