Place:Amelia, Virginia, United States

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NameAmelia
Alt namesAmeliasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.35°N 78.017°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1734 - )
See alsoNottoway, Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,690. Its county seat is Amelia Courthouse.

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History

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Amelia County was created by a legislative act in 1734 and 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick counties. The County is named for Princess Amelia of Great Britain, daughter of King George II. Twice Amelia County was reduced in size to form newer counties; in 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from parts of Amelia County, and in 1789, Nottoway County was formed. During the Civil War General Robert E. Lee and his Army spent April 4 and 5, 1865 at Amelia Courthouse before his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. The last major battle of the war was fought at Sayler’s Creek on April 6. Amelia is known for its minerals, including the nation's best supply of Amazonite found at the Morefield mine.

The Amelia County Fair was home to the world's largest potato pancake (with apple sauce) which was built to raise money for the German American National Scholarship Fund in 1986. It weighed over two and one quarter tons and used four truck loads of potatoes.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1734 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1734 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1734 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1734 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1735 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 18,097
1800 9,432
1810 10,594
1820 11,104
1830 11,036
1840 10,320
1850 9,770
1860 10,741
1870 9,878
1880 10,377
1890 9,068
1900 9,037
1910 8,720
1920 9,800
1930 8,979
1940 8,495
1950 7,908
1960 7,815
1970 7,592
1980 8,405
1990 8,787

Note: Nottoway was reported with Amelia in 1790.

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