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New Kent County land and farms are sought after by investors, businesses, homebuyers and sportsmen who are searching for an area with good transportation access, skilled workforce and easy access to natural resources. Located in the Coastal region, land in New Kent County is adjacent to King William, King and Queen, James City County, Charles City County, Henrico and Hanover counties. Its 23,091 residents live in the 222-square-mile county that includes 14 square miles of water. The rural county terrain consists of rolling hills that are either wooded or devoted to agriculture. Transportation and shipping are provided by CSX and Norfolk Southern railways and via I-64 and US Highway 60. Farming and timbering are major components of its economic base. New Kent County farmland encompasses 18,335 acres of which 28% remains in woodlands. The Pamunkey, Chickahominy and York rivers and many ponds provide fishing opportunities either from the shore or by boat. Some of the common species are crappie, catfish, redbreast sunfish, yellow perch and spring runs of shad. Hunters take advantage of both private and public lands to hunt waterfowl, deer and small game. Ware Creek Wildlife Management Area attracts both hunters and fishermen. Crawford State Forest and Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve also appeal to hunters. New Kent County Public Schools provides K-12 public education, and Rappahannock Community Colleges offers higher education.