Place:Campbell, Virginia, United States

NameCampbell
Alt namesCampbellsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.233°N 79.1°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1782 - )
See alsoAppomattox, 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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Campbell County is a United States county situated in the south central part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located in the Piedmont region of Virginia, Campbell borders the Blue Ridge Mountains. The county seat is Rustburg.

Based on a tobacco cash crop economy, Campbell County was created in 1782 from part of Bedford County. The county was named in honor of General William Campbell, hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Campbell County is part of the Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the county population is 54,842. The number of residents has grown steadily in every census after 1930, and the total population has more than doubled since that time.

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History

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The area that would become Campbell County was first settled by Europeans, initially Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, in the late 1730s. After nearly fifty years of immigration and development, the newly formed county was established in 1782 from part of Bedford County. Campbell County was named for Revolutionary War hero, General William Campbell, who is known for the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain. The independent city of Lynchburg, Virginia was subsequently formed from the county in 1786.

From its earliest days, the county relied on tobacco as the primary cash crop and basis for the economy, though it also developed early manufacturing operations. Brookneal, with its strategic location on the Staunton River, was long an important tobacco and textile hub. However, the departure of manufacturing and the changing tobacco market has forced Campbell to transform from a mainly agricultural area into a mixture of suburban and rural communities.[1]

Timeline

Date Event Source
1782 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Probate 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
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1980 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 7,685
1800 9,866
1810 11,001
1820 16,569
1830 20,350
1840 21,030
1850 23,245
1860 26,197
1870 28,384
1880 36,250
1890 41,087
1900 23,256
1910 23,043
1920 26,716
1930 22,885
1940 26,048
1950 28,877
1960 32,958
1970 43,319
1980 45,424
1990 47,572

Note: Lynchburg city, formed from Campbell County; has annexed some territory from Bedford County. Annexations after 1970 from Campbell (1970 population 9,033) and Bedford (1,467).

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