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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.

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Dinwiddie County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Dinwiddie
Year Organized: 1752
Square Miles: 504
Court House:

P.O. Drawer 70
County Courthouse
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0070

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Dinwiddie is named for Robert Dinwiddie, a lieutenant governor of Virginia during the colonial era.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

Dinwiddie County, Virginia formed from Prince George County. [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.]

Dinwiddie County was named for Robert Dinwiddie, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758. The county was formed from Prince George County in May 1, 1752. Its area is 501.28 square miles, and the county seat is Dinwiddie. According to the 2000 census, its population is 24,533. Dinwiddie is one of the Commonwealth's Burned Records Counties. County court records prior to 1833 were destroyed in 1865. One plat book, one order book, and one judgment book survive. County court records prior to 1833 were destroyed in 1865. One plat book, one order book, and one judgment book survive.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Nottoway County, Virginia - west
  • Amelia County, Virginia - northwest
  • Chesterfield County, Virginia - north
  • Petersburg, Virginia - northeast
  • Prince George County, Virginia - east
  • Sussex County, Virginia - southeast
  • Brunswick County, Virginia - southwest

Cities and Towns:

- Dinwiddie (County Seat)
- McKenney

County Resources:

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