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West Point

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West Point is an incorporated town in King William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 3,306 at the 2010 census.GeographyWest Point is located at . The York River is formed at West Point by the confluence of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers; from there, it separates the Virginia Peninsula and Middle Peninsula regions of eastern Virginia as it flows approximately 40 miles to the Chesapeake Bay.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 square miles, of which, 5.2 square miles of it is land and 1.5 square miles of it is water.Much of the downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the West Point Historic District.HistoryThe current site of West Point was once the site of Cinquoteck, a Native American village of the local Mattaponi, an Algonquian-speaking tribe affiliated with the Powhatan Confederacy. During the first half of the 17th century, the Confederacy and the English colonists who established their first permanent settlement at Jamestown in 1607 were frequently in conflict. By mid-century, the Natives had been largely overcome, including the area of Cinquoteck, by the ever-expanding Colony of Virginia.
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