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Encyclopedia > Charlotte County, Virginia
Charlotte County, Virginia
Map

Location in the state of Virginia

Virginia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1761
Seat Charlotte Court House
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

477 sq mi (1,235 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.51%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,472
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Website: www.co.charlotte.va.us

Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,472. Its county seat is Charlotte Court House[1], and it is named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. Charlotte is a semi-dry county, meaning restaurants may not serve liquor by the drink but beer and wine can be sold by grocery and convenience stores. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Charlotte_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Charlotte Court House is a town in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Charlotte Court House is a town in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. ... Queen Charlotte, (née Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; 19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was the queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820). ... George III redirects here. ...


The county's high school is Randolph-Henry High School, built in 1939 and named for John Randolph and Patrick Henry, who both lived in the county. Randolph-Henry High School, as seen from the front. ... John Randolph (June 2, 1773 – May 24, 1833), known as John Randolph of Roanoke[1], was a leader in Congress from Virginia and spokesman for the Old Republican or Quids faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that wanted to restrict the federal governments roles. ... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 477 square miles (1,237 km²), of which, 475 square miles (1,230 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.51%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,472 people, 4,951 households, and 3,435 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 5,734 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.51% White, 32.89% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 4,951 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,929, and the median income for a family was $34,830. Males had a median income of $26,918 versus $20,307 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,717. About 12.70% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Charlotte Court House is a town in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. ... Drakes Branch is a town located in Charlotte County, Virginia. ... Keysville is a town in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. ... Phenix is a town located in Charlotte County, Virginia. ... Abilene is a small farming community located in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. ... Randolph, Virginia is a small community in Charlotte County near the Staunton River. ...

Elected Officials

Board of Supervisors

Haywood J. Hamlett, Aspen/Phenix District, Chairman - Term expires 12-31-09


Gary D. Walker, Charlotte Court House -- Term expires 12-31-11 (Re-elected November '07)


Joseph E. Carey, Sr., Wylliesburg/Red Oak -- Term expires 12-31-09


Garland H. "Butch" Hamlett, Jr., Drakes Branch, Vice-Chairman -- Term expires 12-31-11 (Re-elected November '07)


Ashley L. Meyers, Keysville -- Term expires 12-31-09


Nancy R. Carwile, Cullen/Red House -- Term expires 12-31-07 (Re-elected November '07)


David M. Guill, Bacon/Saxe -- Term expires 12-31-11 (Re-elected November '07)


The Board of Supervisors is the legislative policy making body for the County. It considers and adopts policies regarding administration, budget, finance, economic development, health, planning, public safety, childcare, recreation, sanitation and waste removal. The Board appropriates funds for all functions, including the schools, Social Services, Law Enforcement and operation of courts. The Board's regularly scheduled meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm and the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Board of Supervisors Room of the County Administration Building, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, (PO Box 608) Charlotte Court House, Virginia, 23923.[1]


Sheriff

Thomas Jones is the sheriff of the county and has been for sometime. Jones was re-elected again this November for the second time over Joseph Carey.


Clerk of Court

The clerk is Stuart Fallen. The Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court manages the records for the Judicial Circuit. In addition, Fallen manages the records for the Judicial Circuit and serves as general record keeper for the County, recording all documents relating to land transfers, deeds, mortgages, births, deaths, wills, divorces and other statistics that date back to 1765.


County Administrator

Charlotte County's administrator is Russell B. Clark. Clark's duties include and are not limited to: general administration, personnel management and supervision of all county departments, budget preparation, funds management, purchasing, property management, compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances, coordination with independent agencies and the community, representing the Board at meetings and functions, and any and all other duties imposed by the Board and by law to facilitate the accomplishment of the work of county government.


Members of the School Board

Gerald Watts, District A (Charlotte Court House), Chairman


Bill Devin, District B (Bacon)


Ned Locke, District C (Drakes Branch), Vice-Chairman


Barry Mason, District D (Keysville)


Henry Carwile, District E (Cullen/Red House)


Kimberly Pillow, District F (Phenix/Aspen)


Angela Pulliam-Jones, District G (Saxe/Randolph)


Melody Hackney, Superintendent


Jane Rice, Clerk of the Board


Voter Registrar

Nan Lambert


Notable Residents

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References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

Coordinates: 37°01′N 78°40′W / 37.01, -78.66 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Charlotte County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (418 words)
Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia.
Charlotte is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
Charlotte County Index (485 words)
Charlotte County was constituted by Act of 10 November 1764, dividing it from Lunenburg County.
The first court for Charlotte County was held in March 1765.
The Virginia Historical Society, owner of the 1864 J. Gilmer Map of Charlotte County, has consented for the map to be used at the The VAGenWeb Project Charlotte County web site.
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