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Greene County

Formation Date: 1838
Formed From: Orange County

Image depicting location of Greene County
Greene County was named for Nathanael Greene, American commander of the Army of the South in the Revolutionary War. It was formed from Orange County in 1838. Its area is 153 square miles, and the county seat is Stanardsville. According to the 2000 census, the population is 15,244.

Note: Lost the first deed book during the Civil War when it was removed from the courthouse; no records were lost, but some suffered extreme water damage in efforts to put out a fire in the 1970s.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes