Spotsylvania County, Virginia

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Spotsylvania County
Spotsylvania County Courthouse
Spotsylvania County Courthouse
Flag of Spotsylvania County
Flag
Official seal of Spotsylvania County
Seal
Official logo of Spotsylvania County
Logo
Motto(s): 
Patior Ut Potiar[1]
(Latin for "Suffer to obtain")[2][3][4]
Map of Virginia highlighting Spotsylvania County
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°11′N 77°39′W / 38.18°N 77.65°W / 38.18; -77.65
Country United States
State Virginia
Founded1721
Named forAlexander Spotswood
SeatSpotsylvania Courthouse
Largest communitySpotsylvania Courthouse
Area
 • Total414 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land401 sq mi (1,040 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)  3.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total122,397
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
136,215
 • Density300/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 7th
Websitewww.spotsylvania.va.us

Spotsylvania County is a county in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, 122,397 people lived there.[6] Its county seat is Spotsylvania Courthouse.[7]

History[change | change source]

Spotsylvania County was founded in 1721 from parts of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties.

Census-designated places[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Latin Lovers". The Washington Times. November 4, 2002. Archived from the original on August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "motto". www.jsasoc.com.
  3. "Clan Spottiswood - ScotClans - Scottish Clans".
  4. "Surname Database: Spens Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  6. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.