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Greensville County

Formation Date: 1780
Formed From: Brunswick County. Additional part of Brunswick County was added in 1787 and part of Sussex County was added in 1802.

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Greensville County was named for either Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene or for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the Roanoke Island settlement of 1585. The county was formed from Brunswick County in 1780. Part of Brunswick County was added in 1787 and part of Sussex County was added in 1802. Its area is 300 square miles, and the county seat is Emporia. According to the 2000 census, the population is 11,560.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes