Place:Powhatan, Virginia, United States

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NamePowhatan
Alt namesPowhatansource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.567°N 77.917°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1777 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Powhatan County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,046. Its county seat is Powhatan.

The James River forms the county's northern border, and the Appomattox River is on the south side. The county is named for the paramount chief of the powerful confederacy of tribes of Algonquian-speaking Native Americans in the Tidewater in 1607, when the British settled at Jamestown. Historically the area had been occupied by the Monacan, and in 1700 French Huguenot refugees settled at their abandoned village, known as Manakin Town.

Powhatan County is included in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

Timeline

Date Event Source
1777 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 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 6,822
1800 7,769
1810 8,073
1820 8,292
1830 8,517
1840 7,924
1850 8,178
1860 8,392
1870 7,667
1880 7,817
1890 6,791
1900 6,824
1910 6,099
1920 6,552
1930 6,143
1940 5,671
1950 5,556
1960 6,747
1970 7,696
1980 13,062
1990 15,328

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