Greene County

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Greene County is 20 miles north of downtown Charlottesville; Albemarle County is at its southern border. The county population was 19,779 in 2018, according to the United States Census Bureau. The county seat is Stanardsville. Greene County is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District.

Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

The Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consists of the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson. The area is centrally located in Virginia in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Charlottesville MSA is located approximately 71 miles west of Richmond, 110 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 162 miles northwest of Norfolk.[1]


Greene County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Prior to the mid-1980's, there were only three members. [2]

County administrator John Barkley stepped down in the summer of 2018. The Board of Supervisors named Brenda G. Garton as the interim administrator on July 10, 2018. [3]

Mark B. Taylor became the the new administrator on April 9, 2019. [4]

A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the purpose of filling the remaining term of office of the Greene Clerk of Circuit Court.[5]

2019 Board of Supervisors

  • Bill Martin, Chair, Stanardsville District
  • Michelle Flynn, Vice Chair, Ruckersville District
  • Dale Herring, At-Large
  • Marie Durrer, Midway District
  • David Cox, Monroe District


According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population of Greene County was 18,480. [6] The Weldon Cooper Center estimated the July 1, 2016 population as 19,785. [7]

Regional participation

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Greene County is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District.

Water supply plan

Planning to increase the municipal water supply operated by the Rapidan Service Authority continues in the fall of 2018. The Greene County Board of Supervisors held a work session on September 18, 2018 to hear more details of a plan that would involved the construction of a new dam to create a reservoir. The project could cost between $45 million and $65 million. [8]


  2. Print: 2 Counties Mull Board Expansions, Steven Johnson, Daily Progress, Worrell Newspaper group January 2, 1986, Page B1.
  3. Web. Brenda G. Garton Named Interim County Administrator, Press Release, NBC29, July 13, 2018, retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. Web. Greene County Names New Administrator, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 9, 2019, retrieved April 22, 2019.
  6. Web. U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts for Greene County, U.S. Census, retrieved July 23, 2018.
  7. Web. Virginia Population Estimates, Website, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, January 30, 2017, retrieved April 4, 2017.
  8. Web. [1], Terry Beigie, News Article, Greene County Record, September 27, 2018, retrieved October 4, 2018.

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