Place:Russell, Virginia, United States

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Description

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Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,897. Its county seat is Lebanon.

On January 2, 1786, Russell County was established from a section of Washington County. L.P. Summers, a Washington County historian later wrote, "Washington County lost a great extent of country and many valuable citizens when Russell County was formed." The county was named for Culpeper County native Colonel William Russell.[3] The first court met in May 1786 in the Castle's Woods settlement (present-day Castlewood) in the house of William Robinson. Later, a new place was built to house the County Seat. The structure used as a courthouse still stands, and is referred to as "The Old Courthouse." The present Courthouse, located in Lebanon, has been in use since 1874.

The County has been home for many well known persons such as Daniel Boone, Governor H.C. Stuart, State Representative Boyd C. Fugate and State Senator M.M. Long. Russell County was also the birthplace of other counties. The counties of Wise, Lee, Tazewell, and Scott were formed from parts of Russell County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1768 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 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
1803 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 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 3,338
1800 4,808
1810 6,319
1820 5,536
1830 6,714
1840 7,878
1850 11,919
1860 10,280
1870 11,103
1880 13,906
1890 16,126
1900 18,031
1910 23,474
1920 26,786
1930 25,957
1940 26,627
1950 26,818
1960 26,290
1970 24,533
1980 31,761
1990 28,667

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