Nottoway County

Formation Date: 1788
Formed From: Amelia County

Image depicting location of Nottoway County
Nottoway County was named for the Nadowa Indian tribe. The word nadowa, anglicized to nottoway, means snake, or enemy. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1788. Its area is 308 square miles, and the county seat is Nottoway. The population is 15,725 according to the 2000 census. Many county court records were destroyed or heavily mutilated in 1865.

Note: Many records were destroyed or mutilated in 1865 by Union troops.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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