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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.

Prince George County, Virginia

Prince George County Education, Geography, and History

Prince George County, Virginia Courthouse


Etymology - Origin of Prince George County Name

Prince George is named for Prince George of Denmark.


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Prince George County History

Prince George County, Virginia formed from Charles City County. Legislative enactment in 1702. Organized in 1703. [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 George County was named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne of England. It was formed from Charles City County in 1702. Its area is 298 square miles, and the county seat is Prince George.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 282 square miles (730 km2), of which, 266 square miles (688 km2) of it is land and 16 square miles (42 km2) of it (5.76%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Petersburg, Virginia - northwest
  • Chesterfield County, Virginia - northwest
  • Hopewell, Virginia - northwest
  • Charles City County, Virginia - north
  • Surry County, Virginia - east
  • Sussex County, Virginia - south
  • Dinwiddie County, Virginia - west


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