Cumberland County, Virginia

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Cumberland County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 9,017. Its county seat is Cumberland[1].

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History

Cumberland County was established in 1749 from Goochland County. The county is named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II of Great Britain. Cumberland County was also home to the Fleming family, which included Judge John Fleming and his son Judge William Fleming.

From 1749 until the creation of Powhatan County in 1777, Mosby Tavern served as the county courthouse, and the tavern subsequently became known as "Old Cumberland Courthouse."

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 300 square miles (777.0 km2), of which 298 square miles (771.8 km2) are land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.43%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,017 people, 3,528 households, and 2,487 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 4,085 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.37% White, 37.44% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 1.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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