Cumberland County, Virginia formed from Goochland and Buckingham Counties. Legislative enactment in 1748. Organized
in 1749. Buckingham gave only a small portion at a later date. [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.]
Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of George II. It was formed
from Goochland County in
1749. Its area is 298 square miles, and the county seat is Cumberland.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 300 square miles (776 km2), of which, 298
square miles (773 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.43%) is water.