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Mecklenburg County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 32,727. Mecklenburg County was organized on March 1, 1765, having split from Lunenburg County in 1764 as the result of the passage of an act by the Virginia General Assembly. Due to new settlement and population increases in the area, the legislature divided Lunenburg into three counties: Lunenburg, Charlotte, and Mecklenburg. Its county seat is Boydton. It was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Charlotte is named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III of Great Britain.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Mecklenburg County, Virginia formed from Lunenburg County. Legislative enactment in 1764. Organized in 1765. [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.]
Mecklenburg County was named, like Charlotte County, for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of George III. It was formed from Lunenberg County in 1764. Its area is 624 square miles, and the county seat is Boydton.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 679 square miles (1,759 km2), of which, 624
square miles (1,616 km2) of it is land and 55 square miles (143 km2) of it (8.15%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: