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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.

Lunenburg County, Virginia

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Lunenburg County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 12,914. Its county seat is Lunenburg

Etymology - Origin of Lunenburg 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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Lunenburg 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-Luneburg, 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.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the 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

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • 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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