Prince Edward County, Virginia

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Prince Edward County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 19,720. Its county seat is Farmville[1].

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History

Origin, Worsham, Farmville

Prince Edward County, Virginia was formed in the Virginia Colony in 1754 from Amelia County. It was named for Prince Edward, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and younger brother of George III of the United Kingdom.

The original county seat housed the courthouse and was called Prince Edward Courthouse; it is now the village of Worsham.

Near the headwaters of the Appomattox River, the Town of Farmville was formed in 1798, and was incorporated in 1912. The county seat was moved from Worsham to Farmville in 1871.

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