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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.


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Charlotte County, Virginia

Charlotte County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Charlotte Court House
Year Organized: 1765
Square Miles: 475
Court House:

P.O. Box 608
County Courthouse
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923-0608

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Charlotte is named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III of Great Britain.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

Charlotte County, Virginia formed from Lunenburg County. Legislative enactment in 1764. Organized in 1765. [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.]

Charlotte County was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of George III. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1764. Its area is 471 square miles, and the county seat is Charlotte Court House. The population is 12,472 according to the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 477 square miles (1,237 kmē), of which, 475 square miles (1,230 kmē) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 kmē) of it (0.51%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Appomattox County, VA to the north
  • Campbell County, VA to the west
  • Halifax County, VA to the southwest
  • Lunenburg County, VA to the east
  • Mecklenburg County, VA to the southeast
  • Prince Edward County, VA to the northeast
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"


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