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Campbell County, Virginia
Campbell County Education, Geography, and History
|County Seat: Rustburg
Year Organized: 1782
Square Miles: 504
P.O. Box 100
Rustburg, VA 24588-0100
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Campbell is named for William Campbell, a militia general in the American Revolutionary War
Census Bureau Quick Facts
Campbell County, Virginia formed from Bedford County. Legislative enactment in 1781. Organized in 1782. [Virginia
Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as
Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Campbell County was named for William Campbell, one of the heroes of the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. The
county was formed from Bedford County in 1781. Its area is 511 square miles, and the county seat is Rustburg.
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