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Lunenburg County, Virginia

Lunenburg County Education, Geography, and History

County Seat: Lunenburg
Year Organized: 1746
Square Miles: 432
Court House:

11409 Courthouse Road
County Courthouse
Lunenburg, VA 23952-0000

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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County History

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 US 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.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Brunswick County, VA to the east
  • Charlotte County, VA to the west
  • Mecklenburg County, VA to the south
  • Nottoway County, VA to the northeast
  • Prince Edward County, VA to the north


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