Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County was formed 1 January 1754 from Amelia County. It was named for Edward Augustus, son of Prince Frederick Louis, a grandson of George II and younger brother of George III. It has lost land only once to the formation of Appomattox County in 1845. It now consists of 357 square miles with its county seat located in Farmville.




  • Military (partial - work in progress)
    • 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
      • Company D (Prospect Rifle Grays) (many men from Prince Edward County)
      • Company F (Farmville Guard) - many men from Farmville, Virginia (Prince Edward and Cumberland Counties)
    • 63rd Regiment Militia (Prince Edward Co.)