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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.'
Board of Education decision, Prince Edward County, Virginia, was the only community to refuse integration by closing its public schools for five years.
In 1964, public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia, reopened after being closed for five years by officials attempting to prevent court-ordered racial desegregation.
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He referred to Prince Edward County, Virginia, where I live.
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.
The soldiers at camp this weekend represent the 23rd Virginia Company, a company originally formed by Welsh immigrants to America who settled in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
This, tragically, is Prince Edward County, Virginia, a small, rural, pine and tobacco county 65 miles southwest of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, in the "black belt," with a population of about 18,000 divided roughly half white, half Negro.
His studies of public school desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964, and legal activism at the University of Mississippi Law School in the 1960s show white racists and conservatives who exhibit a public mask of polite gentility that hides a commitment to upholding white supremacy and the long-established economic and social order that confined blacks and poor whites to a dependent status and marginal existence in the South.

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