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Amelia County, Virginia
Seal of Amelia County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Amelia County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Amelia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

359 sq mi (930 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.49%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,400
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1735
Website www.ameliava.com

Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,400. Its county seat is Amelia Courthouse[1].

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History

Amelia County was established in 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick counties. The County is named for Princess Amelia of Great Britain, daughter of King George II. Twice Amelia County was reduced in size to form newer counties; in 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from parts of Amelia County, and in 1789, Nottoway County was formed. During the Civil War General Robert E. Lee and his Army spent April 4 and 5, 1865 at Amelia Courthouse before his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. The last major battle of the war was fought at Sayler’s Creek on April 6. Amelia is known for its minerals, including the nation's best supply of Amazonite found at the Morefield mine.

The Amelia County Fair was home to the world's largest potato pancake (with apple sauce) which was built to raise money for the German American National Scholarship Fund in 1986. It weighed over two and one quarter tons and used four truck loads of potatoes.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 359 square miles (929 km²), of which, 357 square miles (924 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.49%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,400 people, 4,240 households, and 3,175 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 4,609 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.57% White, 28.05% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,240 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 20.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,252, and the median income for a family was $47,157. Males had a median income of $32,315 versus $23,102 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,858. 8.40% of the population and 6.70% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.10% are under the age of 18 and 11.70% are 65 or older.

Media

The Amelia Bulletin Monitor, a weekly newspaper, has covered the county since 1973.

Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

References

External links

Coordinates: 37°20′N 77°59′W / 37.34°N 77.98°W / 37.34; -77.98


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Amelia County, Virginia
Seal of Amelia County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Amelia County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1735
Seat Amelia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

929 km² (359 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
5 km² (2 mi²), 0.49%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,400
12/km² 
Website: www.ameliava.com

Amelia County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,400. Its county seat is Amelia Courthouse6.

Contents

History

Amelia County was established in 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick counties. The County is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, daughter of King George II. Twice Amelia County was reduced in size to form newer counties; in 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from parts of Amelia County, and in 1789, Nottoway County was formed. During the Civil War General Robert E. Lee and his Army spent April 4 and 5, 1865 at Amelia Courthouse before his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. The last major battle of the war was fought at Sayler’s Creek on April 6. Amelia is known for its minerals, including the nation's best supply of Amazonite found at the Morefield mine.

Amelia County is home to Brigadoon, Virginia. Named after the musical Brigadoon, the town was once to believed to only appear every 100 years.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 929 km² (359 mi²). 924 km² (357 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.49%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,400 people, 4,240 households, and 3,175 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/mi²). There were 4,609 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.57% White, 28.05% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,240 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 20.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,252, and the median income for a family was $47,157. Males had a median income of $32,315 versus $23,102 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,858. 8.40% of the population and 6.70% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.10% are under the age of 18 and 11.70% are 65 or older.

Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

References

    1. ^ a b c d e f g (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Coordinates: 37°20′N 77°59′W / 37.34, -77.98

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