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Nelson County

Formation Date: 1807
Formed From: Amherst County

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Nelson County was named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., governor of Virginia from June to November 1781. It was formed in 1807 from Amherst County. Its area is 471 square miles, and the county seat is Lovington. The population is 14,445 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes