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 
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.