Hanover County

Formation Date: 1720
Formed From: New Kent County

Image depicting location of Hanover County
Hanover County was named for George I, who at the time of his ascent to the English throne was elector of Hanover in Germany. The county was formed from New Kent in 1720. Its area is 471 square miles, and the county seat is Hanover. According to the 2000 census, its population is 86,320.

Note: Most county court records, particularly deeds, wills, and marriage records, were destroyed by fire in 1865.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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