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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into ninety-five counties and thirty-eight independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

Cumberland County, Virginia

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Cumberland County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 10,052. Its county seat is Cumberland.

Etymology - Origin of Cumberland County Name

Cumberland is named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II of Great Britain.


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Cumberland County History

Cumberland County, Virginia formed from Goochland and Buckingham Counties. Legislative enactment in 1748. Organized in 1749. Buckingham gave only a small portion at a later date. [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.]

Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of George II. It was formed from Goochland County in 1749. Its area is 298 square miles, and the county seat is Cumberland.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 300 square miles (776 km2), of which, 298 square miles (773 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.43%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Amelia County, VA to the southeast
  • Buckingham County, VA to the west
  • Fluvanna County, VA to the north
  • Goochland County, VA to the northeast
  • Powhatan County, VA to the east
  • Prince Edward County, VA to the south


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