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Prince Edward County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 23,368. Its county seat is Farmville
Prince Edward is named for Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany (1739-1767) the younger brother of George III of Great Britain.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Prince Edward County, Virginia formed from Amelia County. Legislative enactment in 1753. Organized in 1754. Other changes seem to have occurred from 1844-1845. [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.]
Prince Edward County was named in honor of Edward Augustus, a son of Prince Frederick Louis, a grandson of George II, and a younger brother of George III. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1753. Its area is 357 square miles, and the county seat is Farmville.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 354 square miles (916 km2), of which, 353
square miles (914 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.31%) is water. Most of the county's streams
drain into the Appomattox River, a tributary of the James River, but in the southeastern corner of the county,
streams drain via the Nottoway River into the Chowan River and thence into Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The
highest point in the county is the top of Leighs Mountain at 714 feet above sea level.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Prince Edward County High School