Place:Greensville, Virginia, United States

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NameGreensville
Alt namesGreensvillesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.683°N 77.567°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1781 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Greensville County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,243. Its county seat is Emporia.

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History

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Greensville County was established in 1781 from Brunswick County. The county is probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. There is also belief that it may be named after Nathanael Greene, a Major General of the Continental Army and one of George Washington's brightest officers.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1781 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 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
1990 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 6,362
1800 6,727
1810 6,853
1820 6,858
1830 7,117
1840 6,366
1850 5,639
1860 6,374
1870 6,362
1880 8,407
1890 8,230
1900 9,758
1910 11,890
1920 11,606
1930 13,388
1940 14,866
1950 16,319
1960 16,155
1970 9,604
1980 10,903
1990 8,853

Note: Emporia city, formed from Greensville County (1967). Annexation after 1980 from Greensville (1980 population 1,234).

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