Place:Rockbridge, Virginia, United States


NameRockbridge
Alt namesRockbridgesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.8°N 79.433°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1778 - )

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Rockbridge County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,307. Its county seat is Lexington. The independent cities of Buena Vista (6,650) and Lexington (7,042) areboth enclaved within the county's geographical borders.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1778 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 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 6,548
1800 8,945
1810 10,318
1820 11,945
1830 14,244
1840 14,284
1850 16,045
1860 17,248
1870 16,058
1880 20,003
1890 23,062
1900 21,799
1910 21,171
1920 20,626
1930 20,902
1940 22,384
1950 23,359
1960 24,039
1970 16,637
1980 17,911
1990 18,350

Note: Buena Vista city, formed from Rockbridge County. Annexation after 1980 from Rockbridge (1980 population 187).. Lexington city, formed from Rockbridge County (1966).

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