Place:Cumberland, Virginia, United States

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NameCumberland
Alt namesCumberlandsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.5°N 78.25°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1749 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cumberland County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,052. Its county seat is Cumberland.

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History

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Cumberland County was established in 1749 from Goochland County. The county is named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II of Great Britain. Cumberland County was also home to the Fleming family, which included Judge John Fleming and his son Judge William Fleming.

From 1749 until the creation of Powhatan County in 1777, Mosby Tavern served as the county courthouse, and the tavern subsequently became known as "Old Cumberland Courthouse."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1749 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1749 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1749 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1749 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1749 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
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 8,153
1800 9,839
1810 9,992
1820 11,023
1830 11,690
1840 10,399
1850 9,751
1860 9,961
1870 8,142
1880 10,540
1890 9,482
1900 8,996
1910 9,195
1920 9,111
1930 7,535
1940 7,505
1950 7,252
1960 6,360
1970 6,179
1980 7,881
1990 7,825

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