Gloucester County

Formation Date: 1651
Formed From: York County

Image depicting location of Gloucester County
Gloucester County was probably named for the English county, although it may have been meant to honor Henry, duke of Gloucester, the third son of Charles I. It was formed from York County in 1651. Its area is 225 square miles, and the county seat is Gloucester. According to the 2000 census, its population is 34,780.

Note: All records were destroyed by fire in 1820 and again in 1865.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes


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