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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.

Greene County, Virginia

Greene County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Stanardsville
Year Organized: 1838
Square Miles: 157
Court House:

P.O. Box 358
County Courthouse
Stanardsville, VA 22973-0358

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Greene is named for American Revolutionary War general Nathaniel Greene.


County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

Greene County, Virginia formed from Orange 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.]

Greene County was named for Nathanael Greene, American commander of the Army of the South in the Revolutionary War. It was formed from Orange County in 1838. Its area is 153 square miles, and the county seat is Stanardsville.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 157 square miles (407 kmē), of which, 157 square miles (406 kmē) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) of it (0.25%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Rockingham County, Virginia - west
  • Page County, Virginia - northwest
  • Madison County, Virginia - northeast
  • Orange County, Virginia - southeast
  • Albemarle County, Virginia - south

Cities and Towns:

- Stanardsville (County Seat) town Incorporated Area

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