Virginia CountiesThe Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.
Lunenburg County, Virginia
Lunenburg County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Lunenburg is named for the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in Germany, because one of the titles also carried by Britain's Hanoverian kings was Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg.
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Lunenburg County, Virginia formed from Brunswick County and later by Charlotte 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.]
Lunenburg County was established on May 1, 1746 from Brunswick County. Lunenburg County was named for George II, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, a German possession of the Hanoverian kings of England. It was formed from Brunswick County in 1745. Its area is 443 square miles, and the county seat is Lunenburg.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 432 square miles (1,120 km²), of which, 432
square miles (1,118 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.
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