NELSON COUNTY In The Foothills Of Virginias Piedmont , Nelson County Was Formed ...
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Description: NELSON COUNTY In the foothills of Virginias Piedmont , Nelson County was formed in 1807 from Amherst County . The county was named for Thomas Nelson , Jr . , governor of Virginia from June to November 1781 . The county seat is Lovingston . The Nelson County courthouse was built under the supervision of George Varnum in 1809 , according to the plans submitted by Sheldon Crostwait , one of the justices . Though the courthouse has been modified and enlarged over the years , it is one of Virginias best preserved historic court structures . Department of Historic Resources , 2002