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Prince George County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,725.[1] Its county seat is Prince George.[2] Prince George County is located within the Greater Richmond Region
Greater Richmond Region
of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Virginia.

Contents

1 History 2 20th century to present 3 Geography

3.1 Adjacent counties / independent cities 3.2 National protected areas

4 Economy

4.1 Top employers

5 Government

5.1 Law enforcement 5.2 Correctional institutions

6 Towns, communities, region

6.1 Census-designated places 6.2 Other unincorporated communities

7 Transportation

7.1 Major highways

8 Demographics 9 Education

9.1 High school 9.2 Jr. high school 9.3 Middle school 9.4 Elementary schools

10 Notable residents 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

History[edit] Prince George County was formed in 1703 in the Virginia
Virginia
Colony from the portion of Charles City County that was south of the James River. It was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, husband of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. In 1619, "Charles Cittie" [sic] was one of four "boroughs" or "incorporations" created by the Virginia
Virginia
Company. The first Charles City County courthouses were located along the James River
James River
at Westover Plantation on the north side and City Point on the south side. The Virginia
Virginia
Company lost its charter in 1624, and Virginia
Virginia
became a royal colony. Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia
Virginia
Colony by order of Charles I, King of England. It was named as Charles City County in 1643. Charles Cittie, Charles City Shire, and Charles City County all extended to both sides of the James River, which was the major transportation thoroughfare of the Virginia
Virginia
Colony throughout the 17th century. The original central city of Charles City County was Charles City Point, which was in an area south of the James River
James River
at the confluence of the Appomattox River. The name was later shortened to City Point. In 1703, all of the original area of Charles City County south of the James River
James River
was severed to form Prince George County. As population increased, portions were divided and organized as several additional counties. City Point became an incorporated town in Prince George County. 20th century to present[edit] Annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923, City Point is no longer in the county. Nearby the current bridges, this water-only section of the county at the Appomattox River
Appomattox River
was the site of a fatal bus accident at an open drawbridge on December 22, 1935; thirteen persons died. [1] Geography[edit]

Rural scene along U.S. Route 301 in Prince George County

According to the U.S. Census
Census
Bureau, the county has a total area of 282 square miles (730 km2), of which 265 square miles (690 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (5.9%) is water.[3] The northwestern corner of the county near the cities of Hopewell and Petersburg, and the location of Fort Lee is exurban, but the rest of the county is rural with most land devoted to agriculture and timber production. Adjacent counties / independent cities[edit]

Petersburg, Virginia
Virginia
– independent city, northwest Chesterfield County, Virginia
Virginia
– northwest Hopewell, Virginia
Virginia
– independent city, northwest Charles City County, Virginia
Virginia
– north Surry County, Virginia
Virginia
– east Sussex County, Virginia
Virginia
– south Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Virginia
– west Colonial Heights, Virginia
Virginia
– east

National protected areas[edit]

James River
James River
National Wildlife Refuge Petersburg National Battlefield Park
Petersburg National Battlefield Park
(part)

Economy[edit] Top employers[edit] According to the County's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[4] the top employers in the county are:

# Employer # of Employees

1 United States
United States
Department of Defense 1,000+

2 County of Prince George 1,000+

3 Food Lion 500–999

4 United States
United States
Department of Justice 500–999

5 Standard Motor Products 250–499

6 United States
United States
Army 250–499

7 Riverside Regional Jail 250–499

8 Perdue Farms 250–499

9 United States
United States
Departments of the Army & Air Force 250–499

10 Ace Hardware 100–249

Goya Foods
Goya Foods
has its Virginia
Virginia
offices south of the Prince George CDP.[5][6] Government[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[7]

Year Republican Democratic Third Parties

2016 56.6% 9,157 39.7% 6,419 3.8% 608

2012 55.3% 8,879 43.6% 6,991 1.1% 176

2008 54.7% 8,752 44.6% 7,130 0.8% 124

2004 61.4% 8,131 38.2% 5,066 0.4% 57

2000 60.4% 6,579 38.4% 4,182 1.3% 139

1996 54.9% 5,216 36.8% 3,498 8.3% 793

1992 51.0% 4,799 32.8% 3,087 16.2% 1,526

1988 66.3% 4,982 32.9% 2,469 0.9% 64

1984 69.6% 4,999 29.8% 2,136 0.6% 43

1980 57.6% 3,389 39.2% 2,310 3.2% 189

1976 45.4% 2,254 53.0% 2,630 1.5% 76

1972 67.7% 2,405 30.5% 1,084 1.8% 63

1968 32.8% 1,559 26.7% 1,272 40.5% 1,930

1964 54.3% 1,790 45.6% 1,502 0.1% 3

1960 42.1% 727 57.0% 983 0.9% 15

1956 46.2% 689 43.1% 642 10.7% 159

1952 46.4% 541 52.5% 612 1.1% 13

1948 26.2% 317 61.6% 745 12.2% 148

1944 27.4% 301 72.5% 796 0.1% 1

1940 16.9% 156 82.8% 766 0.3% 3

1936 15.2% 128 84.5% 713 0.4% 3

1932 16.0% 115 83.0% 597 1.0% 7

1928 35.4% 235 64.6% 428

1924 23.6% 90 73.2% 279 3.2% 12

1920 25.1% 127 74.1% 375 0.8% 4

1916 21.8% 72 78.0% 258 0.3% 1

1912 14.2% 42 69.2% 204 16.6% 49

In modern times, there are no centralized cities or towns in the county. Prince George Court House, which uses the postal address Prince George, Virginia, is the focal point of government. The County Administrator answers to the elected Board of Supervisors, who are elected from single-member districts. Law enforcement[edit] Prince George County is served primarily by the Prince George County Police Department and the Prince George County Sheriff's Office. The police department's responsibility is the enforcement of the laws of the Commonwealth and local ordinances. The primary responsibility of the Sheriff's Office is the security of the courts and service of court (criminal and civil) papers. The Sheriff's Office also assists the police department in the enforcement of the laws of the Commonwealth as a secondary responsibility.[8] Correctional institutions[edit] Riverside Regional Jail is located west of 295 and south of the Appomattox River
Appomattox River
in the county. It serves seven member localities. It is overseen by the Riverside Regional Jail Authority Board.[9] In addition, the Federal Correctional Institution, Petersburg is located west of the regional jail, closer to the Appomattox River
Appomattox River
as it curves south. This complex for male inmates, located west of the independent city of Hopewell, Virginia, consists of both a low-security facility, with 1,111 inmates; 293 at the adjacent minimum-security satellite camp; and 1,595 at the associated medium-security facility. All are managed by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).[10] Towns, communities, region[edit] There are currently no incorporated towns within Prince George County. Unincorporated towns or communities in the county include: Census-designated places[edit]

Fort Lee (a military base) Prince George

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Burrowsville Carson Disputanta Garysville Jordan Point Kingwood New Bohemia Newville

Transportation[edit] Interstate Highways 95 and 295 pass through the county, as does north-south U.S. Route 301 and east-west U.S. Route 460. State Route 10 runs along the northern shore of the James River
James River
near several of the James River
James River
plantations located in the county. State Route 106 runs through Prince George, the county seat. Freight railroad service for the county is provided by CSX Transportation, which interchanges with Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern
at Petersburg. The famous 52-mile long tangent rail line between Petersburg and Suffolk of the former Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad was built by William Mahone
William Mahone
in the 1850s, and now forms a vital link of the Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern
system. A Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern
Railway automobile transloading facility is located nearby. There are future plans underway for a large Intermodal freight transport
Intermodal freight transport
railroad-trucking transfer facility in Prince George County as well. Major highways[edit]

I-95 I-295 US 301 US 460 SR 10 SR 106 SR 156

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1790 8,173

1800 7,425

−9.2%

1810 8,050

8.4%

1820 8,030

−0.2%

1830 8,367

4.2%

1840 7,175

−14.2%

1850 7,596

5.9%

1860 8,411

10.7%

1870 7,820

−7.0%

1880 10,054

28.6%

1890 7,872

−21.7%

1900 7,752

−1.5%

1910 7,848

1.2%

1920 12,915

64.6%

1930 10,311

−20.2%

1940 12,226

18.6%

1950 19,679

61.0%

1960 20,270

3.0%

1970 29,092

43.5%

1980 25,733

−11.5%

1990 27,394

6.5%

2000 33,047

20.6%

2010 35,725

8.1%

Est. 2016 37,845 [11] 5.9%

U.S. Decennial Census[12] 1790–1960[13] 1900–1990[14] 1990–2000[15] 2010–2013[1]

As of the census[16] of 2000, there were 33,047 people, 10,159 households, and 8,096 families residing in the county. The population density was 124 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 10,726 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.93% White, 32.54% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 2.19% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. 4.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 10,159 households out of which 41.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.30% were non-families. 17.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.11. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 13.60% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 117.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $49,877, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $37,363 versus $26,347 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,196. About 6.50% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over. Education[edit] Prince George County Public Schools operates public schools in the county. High school[edit]

Prince George High School 10–12

Jr. high school[edit]

N.B Clements Jr. High 8–9

Middle school[edit]

J.E.J Moore Middle School
J.E.J Moore Middle School
6–7

Elementary schools[edit]

Harrison Elementary School North Elementary School South Elementary School L.L. Beazley Elementary School W.A. Walton Elementary School

Notable residents[edit]

Richard Bland- planter and statesman, member of the Virginia
Virginia
House of Burgesses. Richard Bland
Richard Bland
II- Planter and statesman, member of the Virginia
Virginia
House of Burgesses, and delegate to the Continental Congress. Theodorick Bland of Cawsons- Planter and statesman, member of the Virginia
Virginia
House of Burgesses. Theodorick Bland- Physician, revolutionary soldier, and statesman who became a major figure in the formation of the new United States Government, representing Virginia
Virginia
in both the Continental Congress
Continental Congress
and the United States
United States
House of Representatives. Colonel Robert Bolling
Robert Bolling
– Planter and merchant who resided at Kippax Plantation. Jane Rolfe Bolling – Wife of Colonel Robert Bolling, granddaughter of Pocahontas
Pocahontas
and English colonist John Rolfe Jackie Bradley, Jr.- Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
player, attended Prince George High School. Larry Brooks- National Football League
National Football League
player, graduated from Prince George High School Robert Williams Daniel- Banker who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic and later served in the Virginia
Virginia
Senate; resided at Brandon Plantation. Margery Durant Daniel- Second wife of Robert Williams Daniel, daughter of Billy Durant, a businessman and founder of General Motors Robert Williams Daniel, Jr.- Member of the US House of Representatives; served five terms representing Virginia's 4th congressional district. Richard Eppes- Planter and surgeon in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War; resided at Appomattox Manor. Rick Gates- Political consultant, lobbyist, and business associate of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort
Paul Manafort
graduated from Prince George High School. Elmon T. Gray- Waverly businessman and son of Garland Gray; served in the Virginia
Virginia
Senate from 1971 to 1992. Samuel Jordan – Jamestown colonist and one of the first colonial legislators; established Jordan's Point Plantation John Martin – Jamestown colonist who established Martin's Brandon Plantation John M. McBroom- Major General
Major General
US Air Force, retired, commanded the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, during Operations Desert Shield
Desert Shield
and Desert Storm; graduated from Prince George High School Jeff Oakley- Businessman and NASCAR
NASCAR
driver, lives in Prince George. Johnny Oates- Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
player, coach, and manager, graduated from Prince George High School. Edmund Ruffin- Planter, agronomist, and southern secessionist; born at Evergreen Plantation in Prince George. Reggie Williams- NBA
NBA
player; graduated from Prince George High School. George Yeardley – Jamestown colonist who established Flowerdew Hundred Plantation

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Prince George County, Virginia Prince George County Sheriff's Office Prince George County Police Department

References[edit]

^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.  ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States
United States
Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.  ^ County of Prince George CAFR Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Contact Us." Goya Foods. Retrieved on March 26, 2016. "Goya Foods of Virginia
Virginia
6040 Quality Way Prince George, VA 23875" ^ "2010 CENSUS – CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Prince George CDP, VA" (Archive). U.S. Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved on April 19, 2016. – Interstate 295 is in the left side of the map ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS ^ Prince George County : Sheriff's Office Archived 2010-01-06 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Riverside Regional Jail", official website; accessed 21 March 2017 ^ "FCI Petersburg Low" and "FCI Petersburg Medium", Bureau of Prisons; accessed 21 March 2017 ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.  ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  ^ "Historical Census
Census
Browser". University of Virginia
Virginia
Library. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  ^ " Census
Census
2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Prince George County official website Prince George County Economic Development

Places adjacent to Prince George County, Virginia

City of Petersburg; Chesterfield County; and City of Hopewell Charles City County

Dinwiddie County

Prince George County, Virginia

Surry County

Sussex County

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Alexandria Bristol Buena Vista Charlottesville Chesapeake Colonial Heights Covington Danville Emporia Fairfax Falls Church Franklin Fredericksburg Galax Hampton Harrisonburg Hopewell Lexington Lynchburg Manassas Manassas Park Martinsville Newport News Norfolk Norton Petersburg Poquoson Portsmouth Radford Richmond Roanoke Salem Staunton Suffolk Virginia
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Coordinates: 37°11′N 77°13′W / 37.19°N 77.22°W / 3

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