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Encyclopedia > Nelson County, Virginia
Nelson County, Virginia
Seal of Nelson County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Nelson County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1807
Seat Lovingston
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

474 sq mi (1,228 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.41%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,445
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Website: www.nelsoncounty.com

A county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 14,445. Its county seat is Lovingston[1]. It is also home to Wintergreen Resort, a local ski area, and is the location of Walton's Mountain made famous by the television show, The Waltons. Nelson County is also home to many thriving vineyards. 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. ... Lovingston, Virginia is a town in Nelson County. ... 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. ... Lovingston, Virginia is a town in Nelson County. ... Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain retreat on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. ... St. ... For other uses, see The Waltons (disambiguation). ...

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History

Nelson County was established in 1807 from Amherst County. The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia 1771. It was the site of disastrous flooding in August 1969 as the remnants of Hurricane Camille stalled and dumped an unexpected deluge of rain. Amherst County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Thomas Nelson, Jr. ... This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa; 26. ...

The Tye River flows through the mountains and low hills of Nelson County.
The Tye River flows through the mountains and low hills of Nelson County.

Download high resolution version (1200x1086, 214 KB)The Tye River in Nelson County, Virginia, near where it enters the James River. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1086, 214 KB)The Tye River in Nelson County, Virginia, near where it enters the James River. ...

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 square miles (1,228 km²), of which, 472 square miles (1,223 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.41%) is water. The Blue Ridge Mountains form the northwest boundary of the county; the James River forms the boundary to the southeast. Internally, Nelson consists of the Rockfish, Tye and Piney Rivers, along with many known creeks. 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. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 660 km (410 miles) long including its Jackson River source and drains a watershed comprising 27,019 km² (10,432 square miles). ...


Education

The public education system consists of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The middle and high schools are located just outside Lovingston, Virginia. Nelson County also provides free GED testing to all adults.


Unincorporated towns

There are no cities or incorporated towns in Nelson County. Unincorporated communities include: Nelson County is the name of several counties in the United States: Nelson County, Kentucky Nelson County, North Dakota Nelson County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Lovingston, Virginia is a town in Nelson County. ... Schuyler is a town in Albemarle County, Virginia, close to Charlottesville. ... Howardsville is the name of several unincorporated communities in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,445 people, 5,887 households, and 4,144 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,554 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.65% White, 14.89% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 2.11% 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 5,887 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 29.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,769, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $29,684 versus $24,153 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,230. 12.10% of the population and 8.50% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.40% are under the age of 18 and 14.60% are 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


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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Coordinates: 37°47′N 78°53′W / 37.79, -78.88 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Nelson County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia.
Nelson County was established in 1807 from Amherst County.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 29.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older.
Descendants of William Marshall (907 words)
He was born 1797 in Greene Co. VA (according to the 1860 Nelson County census), and died Bet.
She was born March 28, 1858 in Nelson County, Virginia, and died April 19, 1944 in Nelson County, Virginia.
She was born December 21, 1890 in "Mindus", Nelson County, Virginia, and died August 01, 1971 in Nelson County, Virginia.
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