Nelson County

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Nelson County is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. The 2010 Census counted 15,020 people, an increase of 4% since 2000. [1] The County seat is Lovingston.

The Weldon Cooper Center estimated the population on July 1, 2016 as 14,835. [2]

The Nelson County Planning Commission will revisit and update the Comprehensive Plan by June 2021. [3]

Election 2019

Robert "Skip" Barton defeated incumbent Larry D. Saunders for the South District seat on the Board of Supervisors.

J. David Parr won election to the West District.

Sheriff David W. Hill won re-election to a second term.

Treasurer Angie Hicks and Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Lee Rutherford won re-election.

Pamela C. Campbell became Commissioner of Revenue.


  1. Web. Analyzing area's growth will be key for future planning, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, February 5, 2011, retrieved February 9, 2011.
  2. Web. Virginia Population Estimates, Website, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, January 30, 2017, retrieved April 4, 2017.
  3. Web. Nelson comprehensive plan update on county's to-do list, Justin Faulconer, News Article, January 29, 2020, retrieved January 31, 2020.

External links

Official site