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Historical & Background Items of Interest

The Hornbook of Virginia History

Greensville County was named either for Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene or for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the Roanoke Island settlement of 1585.

Parishes: Meherrin and Saint Andrew's

Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion

Emporia, the county seat, is composed of North Emporia and South Emporia, two old towns formerly Belfield and Hicksford, separated by the Meherrin River. Hicksford or Hicksville, grew up near the site of a ford, named for Captain Robert Hix, an Indian trader who was captain of the garrison at Fort Christanna.


The local newspaper, Independent-Messenger, established 1896, is published every Sunday and Thursday by Byerly Publications, Inc. Present circulation rates:  By mail to addresses within 40 miles of Emporia - one year $24.85, two years $45.75;  Virginia and North Carolina - one year, $31.85, two years $59.75.  All other states, one year, $40.00, two years $77.60.  Payable in advance.  Contact:

441 S. Main Street
Emporia, VA  23847
(804) 634-4153

Greensville County Resources
Village View Foundation
221 Briggs Street
Emporia, VA 23847
(804) 634-8687

Robert C. Wrenn
Clerk Greensville Circuit Court
P.O. Box 631
Emporia, VA 23847
(804) 348-4215

Greensville County
Genealogical Society
c/o Richardson Library
1 Spring Street
Emporia, VA 23847
(804) 634-2539

About the USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

In June, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create this page for all states, establishing the USGenWeb. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for a state page. If the state in which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to be responsible for it, please contact the USGenWeb Coordinator. If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within a given state, please contact the person responsible for maintaining your state page.

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