Place:Greene, Virginia, United States

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NameGreene
Alt namesGreenesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.3°N 78.467°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1838 - )
See alsoOrange, Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Greene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,403. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

Greene County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Greene County was established in 1838 from Orange County. The county is named for American Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene.

A major incident occurred on October 24, 1979, when a natural gas main ruptured, causing an explosion. The resulting fire destroyed the bell tower of the county courthouse and county office building. However, quick action by the firemen on the scene saved the county records which were secured in the vault.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 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
1840 4,232
1850 4,400
1860 5,022
1870 4,634
1880 5,830
1890 5,622
1900 6,214
1910 6,937
1920 6,369
1930 5,980
1940 5,218
1950 4,745
1960 4,715
1970 5,248
1980 7,625
1990 10,297

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