Caroline County was established in the British Colony of Virginia in 1728 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Caroline County is bounded on the north by Stafford and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.
The county is also home to a quarry which has proved a rich source of pre-historic whale and shark skeletons. The whole county is located in what was in ancient times an ocean and is now known to palaeontologists as the middle Miocene Calvert Formation of Virginia. A whale skeleton discovered there in 1990 was later proved to be a new whale species.
Caroline County is also home to Meadow Farms Stables, the birthplace of the renowned racehorse Secretariat, winner of the 1973 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown.
Caroline County VA Real Estate
Excellent opportunities to buy and rent individual houses and apartments are available in Caroline County. Low cost of living and affordable housing make Caroline County an ideal place to live and work. Housing choices range from developments such as Lake Caroline and Lake Land’Or to condominiums, townhomes and delightful farm homes.
Caroline County Schools
There are many well established private and public institutions within driving distance of Caroline County. Residents and employers alike looking at Caroline County have the opportunity to be served by five four-year institutions. Few localities in Virginia have such access to colleges and universities in the state. In addition to bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees offered by the four-year institutions, the community colleges offer certificates or degrees as well as participate in state sponsored industrial training and specialized training programs to meet employer’s needs.
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