Place:Brunswick, Virginia, United States

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NameBrunswick
Alt namesBrunswicksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.75°N 77.85°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1732 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brunswick County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,434. Its county seat is Lawrenceville.

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History

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The first English settlers in Brunswick county swarmed into the lands near Fort Christanna during its 4 years of operation (1714–1718). Brunswick County was established in 1720 from Prince George County. In 1732 the county received more land from parts of Surry and Isle of Wight counties. Brunswick County stretched all the way to the Blue Ridge until 1745, when a series of new counties was formed and the current western border established. In 1780 Greensville County was formed from part of Brunswick's eastern side and in 1787 the county's eastern border was finalized with a minor adjustment.

The county is named for the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in Germany, because one of the titles carried by Britain's Hanoverian kings was Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg.

Today Brunswick County is bisected by Interstate 85, U.S. 1 and U.S. Highway 58. Originally cultivated for tobacco by slave labor in colonial times, its mostly rural economy was diversified for lumber and other mixed farm crops before the American Civil War. Cotton is grown in the far south.

The small Saint Paul's College, Virginia is located in the county, as well as a campus of Southside Virginia Community College. The Fort Pickett Army National Guard base is partly in the county.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1732 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1732 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1732 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1732 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1750 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
1790 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 12,827
1800 16,339
1810 15,411
1820 16,687
1830 15,767
1840 14,346
1850 13,894
1860 14,809
1870 13,427
1880 16,707
1890 17,245
1900 18,217
1910 19,244
1920 21,025
1930 20,486
1940 19,575
1950 20,136
1960 17,779
1970 16,172
1980 15,632
1990 15,987

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