VA-Z111 Nelson County

Marker text: NELSON COUNTY

Nelson County was named for Thomas Nelson, Governor of Virginia from June to November, 1781. It was formed in 1807 from Amherst County. Oak Ridge, birthplace of William Cabell Rives and later the residence of Thomas Fortune Ryan, is located near Lovingston, the county seat. The area of the county is 471 square miles.

Erected by the Virginia Historic Landmarks, 1982

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