Prince Edward County


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Prince Edward County, Virginia

111 South St
Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-5145
www.co.prince-edward.va.us

In south-central VA, southeast of Lynchburg; organized 1754 from Amelia County. Name Origin: For Prince Edward Augustus (1767-1820), son of George III (1738-1820) of England and father of Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Area (sq mi):: 353.85 (land 352.76; water 1.09) Population per square mile: 58.00
Population 2005: 20,455 State rank: 78 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 13.90% Population 2000: 19,720 (White 61.80%; Black or African American 35.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 31.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,510; median household $31,301; Population below poverty level: 18.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,275-$17,004
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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This led then Attorney General Bobby Kennedy to comment: 'The only places on earth known not to provide free public education are Communist China, North Vietnam, Sarawak, Singapore, British Honduras-and Prince Edward County, Virginia.'
The story of Prince Edward County is quite complex.
Her involvement in the shameful history of Prince Edward County provides the book with an emotional edge not easily forgotten." STEVE WEINBERG
Brown's Battleground is a well-written book which presents a balanced account of Prince Edward County's five-year school closings tragedy.
Another component of Prince Edward County history that provides a backdrop for the issues raised in developing the honors college garden is the story of a free-black community that prospered just west of Farmville in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Most of the scenes are from the island, with a few from nearby Prince Edward County. So, instead of images of weeping frozen tears, a forlorn hurdy-gurdy man standing barefoot on the ice, carrion crows circling overhead, and a general despair of loneliness, isolation, and lovelessness, Susan Friesen's winter journey expresses the beauty of her island's isolation, of snowdrifts along fence lines, snow-crusted country roads, wind-drifted contours of snow banks, the stark outline of bare trees against white fields, and the beautiful paleness of winter twilight.
He referred to Prince Edward County, Virginia, where I live.
There are three main wine regions in Ontario - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Prince Edward County and Lake Erie's North Shore and Pelee Island.
* Ask a student to read aloud the first paragraph of the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizens "equal protection of the Laws." Virginia's "massive resistance" laws enabled Prince Edward County to close its schools, give vouchers to white children to attend private schools, and effectively deny education to black children.
After more than a quarter-century as a reporter and then editor of the twice-weekly, family-owned Farmville Herald (circulation: 9,000) in Virginia's Prince Edward County, Ken Woodley has learned that "sometimes you write editorials, and sometimes they write you." One of the latter came to him on a chilly February morning in 2003 as he drove to work.
These Israelites were a hundred or so freed men and women who lived on several acres of land in Prince Edward County, Virginia, off the Appomattox River.
In 1951 Robert Russa Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia was typical of the all-black schools in the central Virginia county.

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