NottowayCounty was formed. Source: Wikipedia
Amazingly the Amelia County records survived the Civil War. According to legend, they were saved in April, 1865 because Federal General George Custer, of Little Big Horn fame, placed a guard over the Amelia County Clerk's Office with orders that all records be preserved. Source: http://www.ameliava.com/history.htm
Powhatan County to the north, Chesterfield County to the northeast, Dinwiddie County to the southeast, Nottoway County on the south, Prince Edward County in the southwest and Cumberland County in the west.