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Nelson County, Virginia

Lovingston Photo

Photo: View from Courthouse of street in the Lovingston Historic District. Photographed by User: Pubdog (own work), 2008, public domain via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2015.

Lovingston is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Nelson County. It is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Lovingston as described in 1940 [1]

Lovingston, seat of Nelson County, is a one-street community in the center of a large apple-raising area. The brick courthouse with arcaded front entrance, cupola, and gabled roof, was erected in 1809.

  1. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Program, Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion, American Guide Series, New York, Oxford University Press, 1940.