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Sussex County is a rural county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 12,087. Its county seat
is Sussex. It was formed in 1754 from Surry County. The county is named after the county of Sussex, England.
Sussex County is included in the Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Sussex is named for the English county of Sussex.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Sussex County, Virginia formed from Surry County. Legislative enactment in 1753. Organized in 1754. [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.]
Sussex County was named for the English county, and was formed from Surry County in 1753. Its area is 496 square miles, and the county seat is Sussex.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 493 square miles (1,276 km2), of which, 491
square miles (1,271 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) of it (0.43%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Sussex Central High School