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Encyclopedia > Amelia County, Virginia

Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 11,400. Its county seat is Amelia C.H.6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Amelia County was establsihed in 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick counties. Twice Amelia County was reduced in size to form newer counties. In 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from parts Amelia County, and in 1789, Nottoway County was formed from the county. During the Civil War General Robert E. Lee and his Army spent April 4 and 5, 1865 at Amelia Courthouse before his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. The last major battle of the war was fought at Sayler’s Creek on April 6. Events 16 April - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Prince George Area  - Total  - Water 730 km² (282 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 5. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Prince Edward County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nottoway County is a county located in the state of Virginia, USA. As of 2000, the population is 15,725. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ... A nations army is its military, or more specifically, all of its land forces. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was a Union general in the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Appomattox is a town located in Appomattox County, Virginia. ... Battle of Saylers Creek Conflict American Civil War Date April 6, 1865 Place Amelia, Prince Edward & Nottoway Counties, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Saylers Creek (also known as Sailors Creek, Hillsman Farm, or Lockett Farm) was fought April 6, 1865, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, in... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 929 km² (359 mi²). 924 km² (357 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.49% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,400 people, 4,240 households, and 3,175 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (32/mi²). There are 4,609 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.57% White, 28.05% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 4,240 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% are non-families. 20.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.07.


In the county, the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $40,252, and the median income for a family is $47,157. Males have a median income of $32,315 versus $23,102 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,858. 8.40% of the population and 6.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.10% are under the age of 18 and 11.70% are 65 or older.


External Links

  • Amelia County's Historical Markers


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Amelia County, Virginia - definition of Amelia County, Virginia in Encyclopedia (362 words)
Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,252, and the median income for a family is $47,157.
Amelia County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Amelia County was established in 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick counties.
The County is named for Princess Amelia, daughter of King George II of England.
In 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from parts Amelia County, and in 1789, Nottoway County was formed from the county.
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