Place:Prince George, Virginia, United States

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NamePrince George
Alt namesPrince Georgesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.2°N 77.233°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1702 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Prince George County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,725. Its county seat is Prince George.

Prince George County is in Tri-Cities area of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Prince George County was formed in 1703 in the Virginia Colony from a portion of Charles City County. It was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, husband of Anne, Queen of Great Britain.

In 1619, "Charles Cittie" was one of four "boroughs" or "incorporations" created by the Virginia Company. The first Charles City County courthouses were located along the James River at Westover and City Point. The Virginia Company lost its charter in 1624, and Virginia became a royal colony.

Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia Colony by order of Charles I, King of England. It became Charles City County in 1643, and is considered one the five shires in Virginia still extant in essentially the same political entity (county) as they were originally formed in 1634.

Charles Cittie, Charles City Shire, and Charles City County all extended to both sides of the James River, which was the major transportation thoroughfare of the Virginia Colony throughout the 17th century. The original central city of Charles City County was Charles City Point, which was in an area south of the James River at the confluence of the Appomattox River. The name was later shortened to City Point.

In 1703, all of the original area of Charles City County south of the James River was severed to form Prince George County and eventually, several other counties. City Point later became an incorporated town in Prince George County. Annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923, it is no longer in the county.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1702 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1710 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1713 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1714 Court 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
1865 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Marriage 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 8,173
1800 7,425
1810 8,050
1820 8,030
1830 8,367
1840 7,175
1850 7,596
1860 8,411
1870 7,820
1880 10,054
1890 7,872
1900 7,752
1910 7,848
1920 12,915
1930 10,311
1940 12,226
1950 19,679
1960 20,270
1970 29,092
1980 25,733
1990 27,394

Note: Hopewell city, formed from Prince George County (1916).. Petersburg city, formed mainly from Dinwiddie County (1880 population 19,151); also included territory from Chesterfield County (1,312) and Prince George County (1,193). Annexations after 1970 from Prince George (1970 population 4,721) and Dinwiddie (3,378).

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