About the Rappahannock Record

Local news coverage, local readers, local advertisers–nobody does local like the Rappahannock Record!

Welcome to the online version of the Rappahannock Record, an independently-owned weekly newspaper published in Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia. Kilmarnock is a trading center for the Northern Neck, a peninsula in Virginia bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers.

The Rappahannock Record can be viewed in three formats; newspaper, e-Edition and limited content online.

One of four newspapers on the Northern Neck, the Record is the largest in both size and circulation. Founded in 1916, it features 24 to 40 pages each week with a press run of approximately 7,000 and a readership of about 15,500.

The paper covers top local headlines, government and a community forum, sports, business and schools. In addition churches, entertainment and events, an upcoming calendar and extensive classified listings are included in the Record.

The Record’s coverage area includes all of Lancaster County (11,466 population) and parts of neighboring Northumberland, Richmond and Middlesex counties. Approximately 5,500 papers are distributed in Lancaster County alone. Subscriptions are sent via second class mail and the paper is available on many local newsstands.

The Record is a member of the Virginia Press Association and the National Newspaper Association.

About our area:
Lancaster County is a haven for tourists and boasts a large retirement community. Other prime industries are agriculture, forestry and seafood. A U.S Census report for 2010 lists 5,265 households in the county and the per capita personal income in 2013 was $52,504, 10th among Virginia’s 105 counties. Taxable retail sales for 2013 totaled $154,084,299.