Pittsylvania County

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

11 Bank St 2nd Fl
Chatham, VA 24531
Phone: (434) 432-7879
Fax: (434) 432-7915

On the central southern border of VA, south of Lynchburg; organized Nov 6, 1766 from Halifax County. Name Origin: For William Pitt (the Elder; 1708-78), 1st Earl of Chatham, prime minister of England and supporter of the American colonies; with the addition of -sylvania 'Pitt's woods.'

Area (sq mi):: 978.18 (land 970.76; water 7.42) Population per square mile: 63.70
Population 2005: 61,854 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 10.90% Population 2000: 61,745 (White 74.40%; Black or African American 23.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,991; median household $35,153; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,486-$23,310
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 66.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A disputed bridge project in southwestern Pittsylvania County has come to a close.
Appalachian Power Company operates the Smith Mountain Lake Hydro Plant that creates the nearly 600 miles of shoreline touching Bedford County, Franklin County, Pittsylvania County and Roanoke County.
WGL Midstream will be a shipper on the proposed pipeline and will also buy a significant amount of natural gas at Transco's Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Pittsylvania County, VA.
This project involves 100 miles of 24-inch pipeline extending from the Transco mainline in Pittsylvania County terminating in Brunswick County.
Lewis admitted she left the door of the family trailer in rural Pittsylvania County open in 2002 so the two men could enter and shoot her husband and his 25-year-old son.
Lewis admits she left the door of the family trailer in rural Pittsylvania County open so her two young accomplices could enter and shoot her husband and his 25-year-old son.
In Pittsylvania County, Virginia, a 45-year-old man suffering from a traumatic brain injury became lost and disoriented.
of Mary Washington) considers the short and long-term impact of the Civil War on Confederate veteran families of all classes, using Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, as case studies.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked closely with the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to bring the Swedwood project to Danville, VA.
For example, Pittsylvania County was chosen to estimate available woody residue.
Danville sits in Pittsylvania County in Virginia's southern edge, right on the border with North Carolina.
But for those whose connections rink to lesser recognized tribes, the work intensifies, says Alva Griffith, author of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Related Documentation (Heritage Books, January 2001, $26, ISBN 0-788-41780-0).