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Middlesex County land and farms attract investors, businesses and sportsmen looking for new opportunities to expand their businesses, grow a new one or submerse themselves in their favorite sport. Located on the Middle Peninsula in the Coastal region, land in Middlesex County is adjacent to Lancaster, Mathews, Gloucester, King and Queen and Essex counties. The 211-square-mile county includes 80 square miles of water and has 135 miles of shoreline. It has a population of 10,769 that includes many multi-generational families. Growing tourism, boat-building industry and recreational and commercial fishing form the base of the economy. Farmland encompasses 19,512 acres, and crops are 97% of the agricultural sales. Impoundments replace crops in some fields during waterfowl migration seasons. Fishermen cast their lures in the Rappahannock and Piankatank rivers and the Chesapeake Bay depending on whether they hunger for fresh- or saltwater fish. Hunters bag their limits of deer, turkeys, small game and waterfowl. Other attractions include the Middlesex County Museum, Historic Christ Church and Museum and the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Nature Park. Middlesex County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Rappahannock Community College offers higher learning.