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Campbell County, Virginia

Campbell County Education, Geography, and History

County Seat: Rustburg
Year Organized: 1782
Square Miles: 504
Court House:

P.O. Box 100
County Courthouse
Rustburg, VA 24588-0100

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Campbell is named for William Campbell, a militia general in the American Revolutionary War


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County History

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.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Lynchburg, Virginia - north
  • Amherst County, Virginia - north
  • Appomattox County, Virginia - northeast
  • Charlotte County, Virginia - east
  • Halifax County, Virginia - southeast
  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia - southwest
  • Bedford County, Virginia - west


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