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Encyclopedia > Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Pittsylvania County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 61,745. Its county seat is Chatham6. 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. ... Chatham is a town located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. ... 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

The county was formed in 1767 from Halifax County. It was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1766 to 1768 and opposed harsh colonial policies. 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British statesman who achieved his greatest fame as war minister during the Seven Years War and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ...


In 1777 the western part of Pittsylvania County became Henry County. 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,533 km² (978 mi²), making it the largest county in Virginia. 2,514 km² (971 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.76% 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. ...


Districts

The county is divided into seven districts: Banister, Callands-Gretna, Chatham-Blairs, Dan River, Staunton River, Tunstall, and Westover.


Adjacent Counties and Cities

Campbell County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Caswell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Danville is an independent city located in Virginia, bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Franklin County is a county located in the US state of Virginia. ... Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 61,745 people, 24,684 households, and 18,216 families residing in the county. The population density is 25/km² (64/mi²). There are 28,011 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.00% White, 23.66% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.23% 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 24,684 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% are married couples living together, 11.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% are non-families. 23.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.93. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,153, and the median income for a family is $41,175. Males have a median income of $30,105 versus $21,382 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,991. 11.80% of the population and 8.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.80% of those under the age of 18 and 16.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Although Danville is within the boundaries of Pittsylvania County, it is not a part of the county. Since it is incorporated as a city, it is an independent city under Virginia law. Chatham is a town located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. ... Gretna is a town located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. ... Hurt is a town located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. ... Danville is an independent city located in Virginia, bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. ... An independent city is a city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ...


Unincorporated Communities

  • Mount Airy
  • Renan
  • Chalk Level
  • Sonans
  • Grit
  • Pittsville
  • Pickeral's Crossing
  • Whittles Depot
  • Straightstone
  • Blairs
  • Tightsqueeze

Mount Airy is the name of three places in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Mount Airy, Charles City County, Virginia Mount Airy, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Mount Airy, Shenandoah County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Renan, Virginia is an unincorporated community in the northeastern part of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. ...

External links

  • Pittsylvania County government official website
  • Pittsylvania County's Historical Markers

See also: List of Virginia counties
The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 40 independent cities. ...

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