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County History

Fluvanna County was once part of Henrico County, one of the original shires of Virginia Colony.  In 1727, Henrico was divided and the Fluvanna County area became part of Goochland County.  Goochland was divided in 1744, and the area now known as Fluvanna became a part of Albemarle County.  Albemarle County was divided, finally, in 1777 and Fluvanna County established.

> The County was named for the Fluvanna River, the name given to James River west of Columbia.  Fluvanna means "Annie's River" for Queen Anne of England.  The James and Rivanna Rivers run through Fluvanna County.

The site of a major Monacan villiage of Native Americans in pre-colonial times, is at the Point of Fork (where the James & Rivanna Rivers meet near Columbia).  Thomas Jefferson made the Rivanna River navigable in the late 18th century.  Virginia requested that the river be opened to public usage shortly after the completion of the efforts by Thomas Jefferson.

> Fluvanna was defended by six militia companies during the American Revolutionary War. The county was invaded by British forces in 1781 when the Point of Fork Arsenal was destroyed. While no Civil War battles were fought in Fluvanna, Union soldiers burned mills, bridges and damaged the James River and Kanawha Canal. During the American Civil War over 1,200 of its citizens served in the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.

Its county seat is Palmyra

Columbia - Scottsville
Fork Union - Lake Monticello - Palmyra

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Website Updates:

Nov 2014
Seay Obit

Sept 2014
Holman Bio, Post Offices in 1850

May 2014
Obituaries: Sarah Fontaine, John Hartwell Cocke, Pocahontas Gay, Richard B. George, Mrs. Thomas H. Griffin, Robert Beckwith Hughes, Walter L. Kemp, John W. Little, Nena H. Shepherd, G. W. Smith, Mrs. Ella B. Thomas, Ada B. Winn

April 2014

Obituaries: Mary Ann Adams, Albert G. Allegree, Abigail E. Anderson, Dr. John S. Andrews, Mrs. John S. Andrews, Thomas A. Appleberry, Thomas William Baker, N. E. Beall, D. R. Boston, Dean Swift Boston, A. P. Bowles, Benjamin Bowles, D. W. K. Bowles, Jane E. Bragg, Susan I. Bramham, Mason S. Branham, Andrew J. Bybee, Sallie Faulcon Cabell, William Henry Campbell, Gideon S. Carrington, Roberterie Cary, Addie J. Clarke, Eloise Cocke, John H. Cocke, Jr., Reuben Crewdson, Peter Davenport, Minnie Davis, R. G. Faris, Martin Farish, John Shelton Farran, Judge Field, Henry C. Fisher, Julia Marion Galt, Malcom Galt, Mary Bunn Gay, William Collins Gay, Mary Hughes Griffin, Charles T. Hackstep, Richard Haden, Luther H. Harris, W. E. Hatcher, Wilmer Hodgson, John Z. Holladay, Hilda V. Hook, Eva Thorn Huckslip, Mrs. Buck Huckstep, H. T. Huff, Llewellyn M. Humphris, Sarah Louisa Ives, John Jasper, Thomas P. Johnson, William Hiter Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Joseph, Annie E. Lane, Irene Sadler Loving, Edward J. Magruder, James H. Mason, Henry Massie, John B. McCary, Thomas Jefferson Mellon, Mrs. James McClelland Miller, Mrs. George M. Morris, Rebecca Morris, Florence Norvell, Mary Eliza Norvell, Mary Winnie Omohundro, Truman Osborn, Rupert B. Owen, John B. Page, Francis M. Parrish, Louisa De Hart Patterson, Barrett G. Payne, Manice E. Payne, Susan Payne, William Payne, I. O. Perkins, Mary J. Perkins, Mrs. Wallace Perkins, W. B. Pettit, Arabella Emiline Pettit, Alexander Pope Price, John F. Proffitt, John Quarles, Nannie Richardson, H. W. Sadler, Charles L. Scruggs, James Osgood Shepherd, Stephen M. Shepherd, Robert Silly, Ann Smith, Barrett Smith, Cornelius P. Snead, Frank W. Snead, George H. Snead, Mrs. Rufus J. Snead, Lindsay Stone, Mrs. P. A. Strange, James Stratton, Ida Thomas, William Thompson, Mrs. Wingfield Scott Thurston, Edward Turner, Callie S. Tutwiler, Jane Vaughan, Ida M. Valentine, John R. Venable, Charles D. Waiscott, William J. Weaver, Pleasant White, William C. White, Alberta B. Yancey

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