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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: Hanover is one of the Commonwealth's Burned Records Counties. Most county court records were destroyed during the evacuation fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865. A few isolated record books that were not sent to Richmond and various scraps of loose papers survive.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes