Charlotte Court House, Virginia

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Charlotte Court House is a town in and the county seat of Charlotte County, Virginia, United States.[3] The population was 404 at the 2000 census.



Charlotte Court House is located at 37°3′25″N 78°38′3″W / 37.05694°N 78.63417°W / 37.05694; -78.63417 (37.056982, -78.634289)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), all of it land.


Patrick Henry gave his famous "Liberty or Death" speech at the courthouse, 2 days before he did it in Richmond, Virginia. The central Court House area is a source of Pride for those who work and live there. Many of the buildings there represent architecture from the 1800s including the Thomas Jefferson-designed Court House. The Court House building was also used in the filming of the movie "Sommersby" in the summer of 1992. Richard Gere, Jodie Foster and James Earl Jones starred in the movie about the post war South.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 404 people, 148 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 102.0 people per square mile (39.4/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 44.7/sq mi (17.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.20% White, 43.81% African American, 0.74% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 148 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.

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