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Pittsylvania County

Formation Date: 1766
Formed From: Halifax County

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Pittsylvania County was named in honor of William Pitt, earl of Chatham, a great English statesman. It was formed from Halifax County in 1766. Its area is 1,012 square miles, and the county seat is Chatham. The population is 61,745 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes