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== County  ==
 
== County  ==
  
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" align="center" | '''Name of County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Date Formed'''  
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" align="center" | '''Parent County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Parent County'''  
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" align="center" | '''Progeny County'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Progeny County'''
 
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| Accawmack  
 
| Accawmack  
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| renamed Northampton 1642
 
| renamed Northampton 1642
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Accomack_County,_Virginia|Accomack]]
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| [[Accomack County, Virginia|Accomack]]  
 
| 1661  
 
| 1661  
 
| Northampton  
 
| Northampton  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Albemarle_County,_Virginia|Albemarle]]
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| [[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle]]  
 
| nowrap="nowrap" | 16 Oct 1744  
 
| nowrap="nowrap" | 16 Oct 1744  
 
| Goochland, Louisa  
 
| Goochland, Louisa  
 
| Fluvanna 1777, Charlotteville (city), Bedford 1753, Buckingham 1758
 
| Fluvanna 1777, Charlotteville (city), Bedford 1753, Buckingham 1758
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Alleghany_County,_North_Carolina|Alleghany]]
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| [[Alleghany County, North Carolina|Alleghany]]  
 
| 05 Jan 1822  
 
| 05 Jan 1822  
 
| Bath, Botetourt, Monroe  
 
| Bath, Botetourt, Monroe  
 
| Clifton Forge (city), Amherst 1758, Craig 1851, Covington 1954
 
| Clifton Forge (city), Amherst 1758, Craig 1851, Covington 1954
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Amelia_County,_Virginia|Amelia]]
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| [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]]  
 
| nowrap="nowrap" | 30 Sep 1734  
 
| nowrap="nowrap" | 30 Sep 1734  
 
| Brunswick, Prince George  
 
| Brunswick, Prince George  
 
| Nottoway 1788, Prince Edward 1753
 
| Nottoway 1788, Prince Edward 1753
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Amherst_County,_Virginia|Amherst]]
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| [[Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst]]  
 
| 07 Apr 1761  
 
| 07 Apr 1761  
 
| Albemarle  
 
| Albemarle  
 
| Nelson 1807
 
| Nelson 1807
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Appomattox_County,_Virginia|Appomattox]]
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| [[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]  
 
| 08 Feb 1845  
 
| 08 Feb 1845  
| nowrap="nowrap" | Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Prince Edward  
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| Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Prince Edward  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Arlington_County,_Virginia|Arlington]]  
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| [[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]]  
 
| 1920  
 
| 1920  
 
| renamed from Alexandria  
 
| renamed from Alexandria  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Augusta_County,_Virginia|Augusta]]
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| [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]]  
 
| 15 Dec 1738  
 
| 15 Dec 1738  
 
| Orange  
 
| Orange  
 
| Bath 1790, Botetourt 1769, Frederick 1738, Hampshire 1753, Illinois 1778, Monongalia 1776, Ohio 1776, Pendleton 1787, Rockingham 1778, Staunton (city), Yohogania 1776, Rockbridge 1776
 
| Bath 1790, Botetourt 1769, Frederick 1738, Hampshire 1753, Illinois 1778, Monongalia 1776, Ohio 1776, Pendleton 1787, Rockingham 1778, Staunton (city), Yohogania 1776, Rockbridge 1776
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Barbour_County,_West_Virginia|Barbour]]
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| [[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]  
 
| 03 Mar 1843  
 
| 03 Mar 1843  
 
| Harrison, Lewis, Randolph  
 
| Harrison, Lewis, Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Bath_County,_Virginia|Bath]]
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| [[Bath County, Virginia|Bath]]  
 
| 14 Dec 1790  
 
| 14 Dec 1790  
 
| Augusta, Botetourt, Greenbrier  
 
| Augusta, Botetourt, Greenbrier  
 
| Highland 1847, Alleghany 1822, Pendleton 1787, Pocahontas 1821
 
| Highland 1847, Alleghany 1822, Pendleton 1787, Pocahontas 1821
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Bedford_County,_Virginia|Bedford]]
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| [[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]  
 
| 13 Dec 1753  
 
| 13 Dec 1753  
 
| Albemarle, Lunenburg  
 
| Albemarle, Lunenburg  
 
| Bedford (city), Campbell 1781, Franklin 1785
 
| Bedford (city), Campbell 1781, Franklin 1785
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Berkeley_County,_West_Virginia|Berkeley]]
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| [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]]  
 
| 24 Mar 1772  
 
| 24 Mar 1772  
 
| Frederick  
 
| Frederick  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Bland_County,_Virginia|Bland]]
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| [[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]  
 
| 30 Mar 1861  
 
| 30 Mar 1861  
 
| Giles, Tazewell, Wythe  
 
| Giles, Tazewell, Wythe  
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|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
[[Boone_County,_West_Virginia|Boone]]
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[[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]]  
  
 
| 11 Mar 1847  
 
| 11 Mar 1847  
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| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Botetourt_County,_Virginia|Botetourt]]
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| [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]]  
 
| 28 Nov 1769  
 
| 28 Nov 1769  
 
| Augusta, Rockbridge  
 
| Augusta, Rockbridge  
 
| Bath 1790, Craig 1851, Fincastle 1772, Greenbrier 1778, Monroe 1799, Montgomery 1776, Roanoke 1838, Rockbridge 1776, Alleghany 1822
 
| Bath 1790, Craig 1851, Fincastle 1772, Greenbrier 1778, Monroe 1799, Montgomery 1776, Roanoke 1838, Rockbridge 1776, Alleghany 1822
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Bourbon_County,_Kentucky|Bourbon]]
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| [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]  
 
| 29 Dec 1785  
 
| 29 Dec 1785  
 
| Fayette  
 
| Fayette  
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Braxton_County,_West_Virginia|Braxton]]
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| [[Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]]  
 
| 15 Jan 1836  
 
| 15 Jan 1836  
 
| Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Randolph  
 
| Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Brooke_County,_West_Virginia|Brooke]]
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| [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]]  
 
| 30 Nov 1796  
 
| 30 Nov 1796  
 
| Ohio  
 
| Ohio  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Brunswick_County,_Virginia|Brunswick]]
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| [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]]  
 
| 17 Dec 1720  
 
| 17 Dec 1720  
 
| Prince Geore, Surry, isle of Wight  
 
| Prince Geore, Surry, isle of Wight  
 
| Amelia 1734, Greensville 1780, Lunenburg 1746
 
| Amelia 1734, Greensville 1780, Lunenburg 1746
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Buchanan_County,_Virginia|Buchanan]]
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| [[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]  
 
| 16 Feb 1858  
 
| 16 Feb 1858  
 
| Russell, Tazewell  
 
| Russell, Tazewell  
 
| Dickenson 1880
 
| Dickenson 1880
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Buckingham_County,_Virginia|Buckingham]]
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| [[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]]  
 
| 07 Apr 1758  
 
| 07 Apr 1758  
 
| Albermarle, Appomattox  
 
| Albermarle, Appomattox  
 
| Cumberland 1748, Appomattox 1845
 
| Cumberland 1748, Appomattox 1845
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Cabell_County,_West_Virginia|Cabell]]
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| [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]  
 
| 02 Jan 1809  
 
| 02 Jan 1809  
 
| Kanawha  
 
| Kanawha  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Calhoun_County,_West_Virginia|Calhoun]]
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| [[Calhoun County, West Virginia|Calhoun]]  
 
| 05 Mar 1859  
 
| 05 Mar 1859  
 
| Gilmer  
 
| Gilmer  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Campbell_County,_Virginia|Campbell]]  
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| [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]  
 
| 15 Dec 1781  
 
| 15 Dec 1781  
 
| Bedford  
 
| Bedford  
 
| Lynchburg (city), Appomattox 1845
 
| Lynchburg (city), Appomattox 1845
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Caroline_County,_Virginia|Caroline]]
+
| [[Caroline County, Virginia|Caroline]]  
 
| 15 Mar 1727  
 
| 15 Mar 1727  
 
| Essex, King and Queen, King William  
 
| Essex, King and Queen, King William  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Carroll_County,_Virginia|Carroll]]
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| [[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]  
 
| 17 Jan 1842  
 
| 17 Jan 1842  
 
| Grayson, Patrick  
 
| Grayson, Patrick  
 
| Galax (city)
 
| Galax (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Charles_City_County,_Virginia|Charles City]]  
+
| [[Charles City County, Virginia|Charles City]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Prince George 1702
 
| Prince George 1702
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Charlottesville,_Virginia|Charlotte]]
+
| [[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlotte]]  
 
| 27 Nov 1764  
 
| 27 Nov 1764  
 
| Lunenburg  
 
| Lunenburg  
 
| Appomattox 1845
 
| Appomattox 1845
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Chesterfield_County,_Virginia|Chesterfield]]
+
| [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]]  
 
| nowrap="nowrap" | 01 May 1749  
 
| nowrap="nowrap" | 01 May 1749  
 
| Henrico  
 
| Henrico  
 
| Powhatan 1777
 
| Powhatan 1777
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clarke_County,_Virginia|Clarke]]
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| [[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]]  
 
| 08 Mar 1836  
 
| 08 Mar 1836  
 
| Frederick  
 
| Frederick  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clay_County,_West_Virginia|Clay]]
+
| [[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]]  
 
| 29 Mar 1858  
 
| 29 Mar 1858  
 
| Braxton, Nicholas  
 
| Braxton, Nicholas  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Craig_County,_Virginia|Craig]]
+
| [[Craig County, Virginia|Craig]]  
 
| 21 Mar 1851  
 
| 21 Mar 1851  
| nowrap="nowrap" | Alleghany, Botetourt, Giles, Montgomery, Monroe, Roanoke  
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| Alleghany, Botetourt, Giles, Montgomery, Monroe, Roanoke  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Culpeper_County,_Virginia|Culpeper]]
+
| [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]]  
 
| 23 Mar 1748  
 
| 23 Mar 1748  
 
| Orange  
 
| Orange  
 
| Madison 1792, Rappahannock 1833
 
| Madison 1792, Rappahannock 1833
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Cumberland_County,_Virginia|Cumberland]]
+
| [[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]]  
 
| 23 Mar 1748  
 
| 23 Mar 1748  
 
| Goochland, Buckingham  
 
| Goochland, Buckingham  
 
| Powhatan 1777
 
| Powhatan 1777
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Dickenson_County,_Virginia|Dickenson]]
+
| [[Dickenson County, Virginia|Dickenson]]  
 
| 27 Feb 1880  
 
| 27 Feb 1880  
 
| Buchanan, Russell, Wise  
 
| Buchanan, Russell, Wise  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Dinwiddie_County,_Virginia|Dinwiddie]]
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| [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]]  
 
| 09 Mar 1752  
 
| 09 Mar 1752  
 
| Prince George  
 
| Prince George  
 
| Colonial Heights (city), Petersburg (city)
 
| Colonial Heights (city), Petersburg (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Doddridge_County,_West_Virginia|Doddridge]]
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| [[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]  
 
| 04 Feb 1845  
 
| 04 Feb 1845  
 
| Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis  
 
| Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis  
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| renamed Shenandoah 1778
 
| renamed Shenandoah 1778
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Elizabeth_City_County,_Virginia|Elizabeth City]]  
+
| [[Elizabeth City County, Virginia|Elizabeth City]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| annexed to city of Hampton 1952
 
| annexed to city of Hampton 1952
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Essex_County,_Virginia|Essex]]
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| [[Essex County, Virginia|Essex]]  
 
| 26 Apr 1694  
 
| 26 Apr 1694  
 
| old Rappahannock  
 
| old Rappahannock  
 
| Spotsylvania 1720, Caroline 1727
 
| Spotsylvania 1720, Caroline 1727
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Fairfax_County,_Virginia|Fairfax]]
+
| [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]  
 
| 24 May 1742  
 
| 24 May 1742  
 
| Prince William, Loudoun  
 
| Prince William, Loudoun  
 
| Fairfax (city), Falls Church (city), Loudoun 1757
 
| Fairfax (city), Falls Church (city), Loudoun 1757
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Fauquier_County,_Virginia|Fauquier]]
+
| [[Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier]]  
 
| 05 Apr 1758  
 
| 05 Apr 1758  
 
| Prince William  
 
| Prince William  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Fayette_County,_West_Virginia|Fayette]]
+
| [[Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]]  
 
| 28 Feb 1831  
 
| 28 Feb 1831  
 
| Kanawha, Greenbrier, Logan, Nicholas  
 
| Kanawha, Greenbrier, Logan, Nicholas  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| Fayette (old)  
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| [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]] (old)  
 
| 30 Jun 1780  
 
| 30 Jun 1780  
 
| State of Virginia  
 
| State of Virginia  
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| Kentucky 1777, Montgomery 1776, Washington 1776
 
| Kentucky 1777, Montgomery 1776, Washington 1776
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Floyd_County,_Virginia|Floyd]]
+
| [[Floyd County, Virginia|Floyd]]  
 
| 15 Jan 1831  
 
| 15 Jan 1831  
 
| Montgomery, Franklin  
 
| Montgomery, Franklin  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Fluvanna_County,_Virginia|Fluvanna]]
+
| [[Fluvanna County, Virginia|Fluvanna]]  
 
| 03 Jun 1777  
 
| 03 Jun 1777  
 
| Albemarle  
 
| Albemarle  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Franklin_County,_Virginia|Franklin]]  
+
| [[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]]  
 
| 29 Nov 1785  
 
| 29 Nov 1785  
 
| Bedford, Henry, Patrick  
 
| Bedford, Henry, Patrick  
 
| Floyd 1831
 
| Floyd 1831
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Frederick_County,_Virginia|Frederick]]
+
| [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]]  
 
| 15 Dec 1738  
 
| 15 Dec 1738  
 
| Orange, Augusta  
 
| Orange, Augusta  
 
| Berkeley 1772, Clarke 1839, Dunmore 1772, Hampshire 1753, Shenandoah 1772, Warren 1836, Winchester (city)
 
| Berkeley 1772, Clarke 1839, Dunmore 1772, Hampshire 1753, Shenandoah 1772, Warren 1836, Winchester (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Giles_County,_Virginia|Giles]]
+
| [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]]  
 
| 16 Jan 1806  
 
| 16 Jan 1806  
 
| Montgomery, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell, Craig, Wythe  
 
| Montgomery, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell, Craig, Wythe  
 
| Bland 1861, Craig 1851, Logan 1824, Mercer 1837
 
| Bland 1861, Craig 1851, Logan 1824, Mercer 1837
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Gilmer_County,_West_Virginia|Gilmer]]
+
| [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]  
 
| 03 Feb 1845  
 
| 03 Feb 1845  
 
| Lewis, Kanawha  
 
| Lewis, Kanawha  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Gloucester_County,_Virginia|Gloucester]]
+
| [[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]  
 
| 1651  
 
| 1651  
 
| York  
 
| York  
 
| Mathews 1790
 
| Mathews 1790
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Goochland_County,_Virginia|Goochland]]  
+
| [[Goochland County, Virginia|Goochland]]  
 
| 06 Mar 1727  
 
| 06 Mar 1727  
 
| Henrico  
 
| Henrico  
 
| Albemarle 1744, Cumberland 1748
 
| Albemarle 1744, Cumberland 1748
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Grayson_County,_Virginia|Grayson]]
+
| [[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]  
 
| 07 Nov 1792  
 
| 07 Nov 1792  
 
| Patrick, Wythe  
 
| Patrick, Wythe  
 
| Carroll 1742, Galax (city), Wythe 1789
 
| Carroll 1742, Galax (city), Wythe 1789
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia|Greenbrier]]
+
| [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia|Greenbrier]]  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| Botetourt, Fayette, Monroe, Montgomery  
 
| Botetourt, Fayette, Monroe, Montgomery  
 
| Bath 1790, in State of West Virginia
 
| Bath 1790, in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Greene_County,_Virginia|Greene]]
+
| [[Greene County, Virginia|Greene]]  
 
| 24 Jan 1838  
 
| 24 Jan 1838  
 
| Orange  
 
| Orange  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Greensville_County,_Virginia|Greensville]]
+
| [[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]  
 
| 28 Nov 1780  
 
| 28 Nov 1780  
 
| Brunswick, Sussex  
 
| Brunswick, Sussex  
 
| Emporia (city)
 
| Emporia (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Halifax_County,_Virginia|Halifax]]
+
| [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]  
 
| 17 Apr 1752  
 
| 17 Apr 1752  
 
| Lunenburg  
 
| Lunenburg  
 
| Pittsylvania 1766, South Boxton (city)
 
| Pittsylvania 1766, South Boxton (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Hampshire_County,_West_Virginia|Hampshire]]
+
| [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]  
 
| 13 Dec 1753  
 
| 13 Dec 1753  
 
| Augusta, Hardy, Frederick  
 
| Augusta, Hardy, Frederick  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Hancock_County,_West_Virginia|Hancock]]
+
| [[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock]]  
 
| 15 Jan 1848  
 
| 15 Jan 1848  
 
| Brooke  
 
| Brooke  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Hanover_County,_Virginia|Hanover]]
+
| [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]]  
 
| 20 Nov 1720  
 
| 20 Nov 1720  
 
| New Kent  
 
| New Kent  
 
| Louisa 1742
 
| Louisa 1742
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Hardy_County,_West_Virginia|Hardy]]
+
| [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]  
 
| 10 Dec 1785  
 
| 10 Dec 1785  
 
| Hampshire  
 
| Hampshire  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Harrison_County,_West_Virginia|Harrison]]
+
| [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]  
 
| 04 Jun 1784  
 
| 04 Jun 1784  
 
| Randolph, Ohio, Monongalia  
 
| Randolph, Ohio, Monongalia  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Henrico_County,_Virginia|Henrico]]  
+
| [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Chesterfield 1749, Goochland 1727, Richmond (city)
 
| Chesterfield 1749, Goochland 1727, Richmond (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Henry_County,_Virginia|Henry]]
+
| [[Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]  
 
| 23 Oct 1776  
 
| 23 Oct 1776  
 
| Patrick, Pittsylvania  
 
| Patrick, Pittsylvania  
 
| Franklin 1785, Martinsville (city), Patrick 1790
 
| Franklin 1785, Martinsville (city), Patrick 1790
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Highland_County,_Virginia|Highland]]
+
| [[Highland County, Virginia|Highland]]  
 
| 19 Mar 1847  
 
| 19 Mar 1847  
 
| Bath, Pendleton  
 
| Bath, Pendleton  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Illinois_County,_Virginia|Illinois]]
+
| [[Illinois County, Virginia|Illinois]]  
 
| 09 Dec 1778  
 
| 09 Dec 1778  
 
| Augusta  
 
| Augusta  
 
| ceded to US Government (part of Northwest Territory, 1787)
 
| ceded to US Government (part of Northwest Territory, 1787)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Isle_of_Wight_County,_Virginia|Isle of Wight]]  
+
| [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Warrosquoyoake  
 
| Warrosquoyoake  
 
| Brunswick 1720, Southampton 1749
 
| Brunswick 1720, Southampton 1749
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Jackson_County,_West_Virginia|Jackson]]
+
| [[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]]  
 
| 01 Mar 1831  
 
| 01 Mar 1831  
 
| Kanawha, Mason, Wood, Wirt  
 
| Kanawha, Mason, Wood, Wirt  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[James_City_County,_Virginia|James City]]  
+
| [[James City County, Virginia|James City]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| New Kent 1654, Surry 1752
 
| New Kent 1654, Surry 1752
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Jefferson_County,_Kentucky|Jefferson ]](old)  
+
| [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson ]](old)  
 
| 30 Jun 1780  
 
| 30 Jun 1780  
 
| Virginia state lands  
 
| Virginia state lands  
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Jefferson_County,_West_Virginia|Jefferson]] (new)  
+
| [[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]] (new)  
 
| 08 Jan 1801  
 
| 08 Jan 1801  
 
| Berkeley  
 
| Berkeley  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Kanawha_County,_West_Virginia|Kanawha]]
+
| [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]  
 
| 14 Nov 1788  
 
| 14 Nov 1788  
 
| Fayette, Greenbrier, Montgomery  
 
| Fayette, Greenbrier, Montgomery  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| Kentucky  
+
| [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]
 
| 07 Dec 1777  
 
| 07 Dec 1777  
 
| Fincastle  
 
| Fincastle  
 
| as the State of Kentucky
 
| as the State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[King_and_Queen_County,_Virginia|King and Queen]]  
+
| [[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]]  
 
| 12 May 1691  
 
| 12 May 1691  
 
| New Kent  
 
| New Kent  
 
| King William 1701, Spotsylvania 1720, Caroline 1727
 
| King William 1701, Spotsylvania 1720, Caroline 1727
 
|-
 
|-
| [[King_George,_Virginia|King George]]  
+
| [[King George County, Virginia|King George]]  
 
| 24 Nov 1720  
 
| 24 Nov 1720  
 
| Richmond, Westmoreland  
 
| Richmond, Westmoreland  
 
| Prince William 1730
 
| Prince William 1730
 
|-
 
|-
| [[King_William,_Virginia|King William]]  
+
| [[King William County, Virginia|King William]]  
 
| 12 Sep 1701  
 
| 12 Sep 1701  
 
| King and Queen  
 
| King and Queen  
 
| Caroline 1727, Spotsylvania 1720
 
| Caroline 1727, Spotsylvania 1720
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Lancaster_County,_Virginia|Lancaster]]
+
| [[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]]  
 
| 1651  
 
| 1651  
 
| York, Northumberland  
 
| York, Northumberland  
 
| Middlesex 1673, Old Rappahannock 1656
 
| Middlesex 1673, Old Rappahannock 1656
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Lee_County,_Virginia|Lee]]  
+
| [[Lee County, Virginia|Lee]]  
 
| 25 Oct 1792  
 
| 25 Oct 1792  
 
| Russell, Scott  
 
| Russell, Scott  
 
| Scott 1814, Wise 1856
 
| Scott 1814, Wise 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Lewis_County,_West_Virginia|Lewis]]
+
| [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]]  
 
| 18 Dec 1816  
 
| 18 Dec 1816  
 
| Harrison, Randolph  
 
| Harrison, Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Lincoln_County,_Kentucky|Lincoln]]
+
| [[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]]  
 
| 30 Jun 1780  
 
| 30 Jun 1780  
 
| Kentucky  
 
| Kentucky  
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Logan_County,_West_Virginia|Logan]]
+
| [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]  
 
| 12 Jan 1824  
 
| 12 Jan 1824  
 
| Kanawha, Cabell, Giles  
 
| Kanawha, Cabell, Giles  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun]]
+
| [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]  
 
| 17 May 1757  
 
| 17 May 1757  
 
| Fairfax  
 
| Fairfax  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Louisa_County,_Virginia|Louisa]]
+
| [[Louisa County, Virginia|Louisa]]  
 
| 02 Jun 1742  
 
| 02 Jun 1742  
 
| Hanover  
 
| Hanover  
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| Norfolk 1691, Princess Anne 1691
 
| Norfolk 1691, Princess Anne 1691
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Lunenburg_County,_Virginia|Lunenburg]]  
+
| [[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]  
 
| 01 Apr 1746  
 
| 01 Apr 1746  
 
| Brunswick  
 
| Brunswick  
 
| Bedford 1753, Charlotte 1764, Halifax 1752, Mecklenburg 1764
 
| Bedford 1753, Charlotte 1764, Halifax 1752, Mecklenburg 1764
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Madison_County,_Virginia|Madison]]
+
| [[Madison County, Virginia|Madison]]  
 
| 05 Dec 1792  
 
| 05 Dec 1792  
 
| Culpeper  
 
| Culpeper  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Marion_County,_West_Virginia|Marion]]
+
| [[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]  
 
| 14 Jan 1742  
 
| 14 Jan 1742  
 
| Harrison, Monongalia  
 
| Harrison, Monongalia  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mason_County,_West_Virginia|Mason]]  
+
| [[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]]  
 
| 03 Jan 1804  
 
| 03 Jan 1804  
 
| Kanawha  
 
| Kanawha  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mathews_County,_Virginia|Mathews]]
+
| [[Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]]  
 
| 16 Dec 1790  
 
| 16 Dec 1790  
 
| Gloucester  
 
| Gloucester  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[McDowell_County,_West_Virginia|MCDowell]]
+
| [[McDowell County, West Virginia|MCDowell]]  
 
| 20 Feb 1858  
 
| 20 Feb 1858  
 
| Tazewell  
 
| Tazewell  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mecklenburg_County,_Virginia|Mecklenburg]]
+
| [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia|Mecklenburg]]  
 
| 27 Nov 1764  
 
| 27 Nov 1764  
 
| Lunenburg  
 
| Lunenburg  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mercer_County,_Kentucky|Mercer]] (old)  
+
| [[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]] (old)  
 
| 15 Dec 1785  
 
| 15 Dec 1785  
 
| Lincoln  
 
| Lincoln  
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mercer_County,_West_Virginia|Mercer]] (new)  
+
| [[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]] (new)  
 
| 17 Mar 1837  
 
| 17 Mar 1837  
 
| Giles, Tazewell  
 
| Giles, Tazewell  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Middlesex_County,_Virginia|Middlesex]]
+
| [[Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]]  
 
| 1673  
 
| 1673  
 
| Lancaster  
 
| Lancaster  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Montgomery_County,_Virginia|Montgomery]]
+
| [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]]  
 
| 07 Dec 1776  
 
| 07 Dec 1776  
 
| Fincastle, Botetourt, Pulaski  
 
| Fincastle, Botetourt, Pulaski  
 
| Craig 1851, Floyd 1831, Giles 1806, Greenbrier 1778, Kanawha 1788, Pulaski 1839, Radford (city), Roanoke 1838, Wythe 1789, Washington 1776
 
| Craig 1851, Floyd 1831, Giles 1806, Greenbrier 1778, Kanawha 1788, Pulaski 1839, Radford (city), Roanoke 1838, Wythe 1789, Washington 1776
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Monongalia_County,_West_Virginia|Monongalia]]
+
| [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]  
 
| 09 Nov 1776  
 
| 09 Nov 1776  
 
| Augusta, Preston  
 
| Augusta, Preston  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Monroe_County,_West_Virginia|Monroe]]
+
| [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]]  
 
| 15 Jan 1799  
 
| 15 Jan 1799  
 
| Greenbrier, Botetourt  
 
| Greenbrier, Botetourt  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Morgan_County,_West_Virginia|Morgan]]
+
| [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]  
 
| 09 Feb 1820  
 
| 09 Feb 1820  
 
| Berkeley, hampshire  
 
| Berkeley, hampshire  
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| Nansemond (city), Southampton 1749
 
| Nansemond (city), Southampton 1749
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Nelson_County,_Kentucky|Nelson]] (old)  
+
| [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]] (old)  
 
| 29 Nov 1785  
 
| 29 Nov 1785  
 
| Jefferson  
 
| Jefferson  
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Nelson_County,_Virginia|Nelson]] (new)  
+
| [[Nelson County, Virginia|Nelson]] (new)  
 
| 23 Dec 1807  
 
| 23 Dec 1807  
 
| Amherst  
 
| Amherst  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[New_Kent_County,_Virginia|New Kent]]  
+
| [[New Kent County, Virginia|New Kent]]  
 
| 1654  
 
| 1654  
 
| York, James City  
 
| York, James City  
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| Lower Norfolk 1637, Upper Norfolk 1637
 
| Lower Norfolk 1637, Upper Norfolk 1637
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Nicholas_County,_West_Virginia|Nicholas]]
+
| [[Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]]  
 
| 30 Jan 1818  
 
| 30 Jan 1818  
 
| Greenbrier, Kanawha, Randolph  
 
| Greenbrier, Kanawha, Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Norfolk_County,_Virginia|Norfolk]]
+
| [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk]]  
 
| 16 May 1691  
 
| 16 May 1691  
 
| Lower Norfolk  
 
| Lower Norfolk  
 
| absorbed by Chesapeake 1963
 
| absorbed by Chesapeake 1963
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Northampton_County,_Virginia|Northampton]]  
+
| [[Northampton County, Virginia|Northampton]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Accomack 1661
 
| Accomack 1661
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Northumberland_County,_Virginia|Northumberland]]
+
| [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]]  
 
| 1648  
 
| 1648  
 
| York  
 
| York  
 
| Lancaster 1651, Westmoreland 1653
 
| Lancaster 1651, Westmoreland 1653
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Nottoway_County,_Virginia|Nottoway]]
+
| [[Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]]  
 
| 23 Dec 1788  
 
| 23 Dec 1788  
 
| Amelia  
 
| Amelia  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Ohio_County,_West_Virginia|Ohio]]
+
| [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]  
 
| 06 Nov 1776  
 
| 06 Nov 1776  
 
| Augusta, Yohogania  
 
| Augusta, Yohogania  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Orange_County,_Virginia|Orange]]
+
| [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]]  
 
| 20 Sep 1734  
 
| 20 Sep 1734  
 
| Spotsylvania  
 
| Spotsylvania  
 
| Augsuta 1738, Culpeper 1748, Frederick 1738, Greene 1838
 
| Augsuta 1738, Culpeper 1748, Frederick 1738, Greene 1838
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Page_County,_Virginia|Page]]
+
| [[Page County, Virginia|Page]]  
 
| 30 Mar 1831  
 
| 30 Mar 1831  
 
| Rockingham, Shenandoah  
 
| Rockingham, Shenandoah  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Patrick_County,_Virginia|Patrick]]
+
| [[Patrick County, Virginia|Patrick]]  
 
| 26 Nov 1790  
 
| 26 Nov 1790  
 
| Henry  
 
| Henry  
 
| Carroll 1842, Franklin 1785, Grayson 1792
 
| Carroll 1842, Franklin 1785, Grayson 1792
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Pendleton,_West_Virginia|Pendleton]]
+
| [[Pendleton, West Virginia|Pendleton]]  
 
| 04 Dec 1787  
 
| 04 Dec 1787  
 
| Augusta, Bath, Hardy, Rockingham  
 
| Augusta, Bath, Hardy, Rockingham  
 
| Highland 1847, (in state of West Virginia)
 
| Highland 1847, (in state of West Virginia)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Pittsylvania_County,_Virginia|Pittsylvania]]
+
| [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania]]  
 
| 15 Dec 1766  
 
| 15 Dec 1766  
 
| Halifax  
 
| Halifax  
 
| Danville (city), Henry 1776
 
| Danville (city), Henry 1776
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Pleasants_County,_West_Virginia|Pleasants]]
+
| [[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]]  
 
| 29 Mar 1851  
 
| 29 Mar 1851  
 
| Ritchie, Tyler, Wood  
 
| Ritchie, Tyler, Wood  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Pocahontas_County,_West_Virginia|Pocahontas]]
+
| [[Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]]  
 
| 21 Dec 1821  
 
| 21 Dec 1821  
 
| Pendleton, Randolph, Bath, Greenbrier  
 
| Pendleton, Randolph, Bath, Greenbrier  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Powhatan_County,_Virginia|Powhatan]]
+
| [[Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhatan]]  
 
| 03 Jun 1777  
 
| 03 Jun 1777  
 
| Cumberland, Chesterfield  
 
| Cumberland, Chesterfield  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Preston,_West_Virginia|Preston]]
+
| [[Preston, West Virginia|Preston]]  
 
| 19 Jan 1818  
 
| 19 Jan 1818  
 
| Monongalia, Randolph  
 
| Monongalia, Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Prince_Edward_County,_Virginia|Prince Edward]]  
+
| [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]]  
 
| 17 Nov 1753  
 
| 17 Nov 1753  
 
| Amelia  
 
| Amelia  
 
| Appomattox 1845
 
| Appomattox 1845
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Prince_George_County,_Virginia|Prince George]]  
+
| [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]  
 
| 25 Aug 1702  
 
| 25 Aug 1702  
 
| Charles City  
 
| Charles City  
 
| Amelia 1734, Brunswick 1720, Dinwiddie 1752, Hopewell (city)
 
| Amelia 1734, Brunswick 1720, Dinwiddie 1752, Hopewell (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Prince_William_County,_Virginia|Prince William]]  
+
| [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]  
 
| 17 Jun 1730  
 
| 17 Jun 1730  
 
| King George, Stafford  
 
| King George, Stafford  
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| annexed to Virginia Beach (city)
 
| annexed to Virginia Beach (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Pulaski_County,_Virginia|Pulaski]]
+
| [[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]  
 
| 30 Mar 1839  
 
| 30 Mar 1839  
 
| Montgomery, Wythe  
 
| Montgomery, Wythe  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Putnam_County,_West_Virginia|Putnam]]
+
| [[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]]  
 
| 11 Mar 1848  
 
| 11 Mar 1848  
 
| Kanawha, Mason, Cabell  
 
| Kanawha, Mason, Cabell  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Raleigh_County,_West_Virginia|Raleigh]]
+
| [[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]  
 
| 23 Jan 1850  
 
| 23 Jan 1850  
 
| Fayette  
 
| Fayette  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Rappahannock_County,_Virginia|Rappahannock ]](new)  
+
| [[Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock ]](new)  
 
| 18 Feb 1833  
 
| 18 Feb 1833  
 
| Culpepper  
 
| Culpepper  
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| dissolved to Essex 1694, Richmond 1692
 
| dissolved to Essex 1694, Richmond 1692
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Richmond_County_Virginia|Richmond]]
+
| [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]]  
 
| 26 Apr 1692  
 
| 26 Apr 1692  
 
| old Rappahannock  
 
| old Rappahannock  
 
| King George 1720
 
| King George 1720
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Ritchie_County,_West_Virginia|Ritchie]]
+
| [[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]  
 
| 18 Feb 1843  
 
| 18 Feb 1843  
 
| Harrison, Lewis, Wood  
 
| Harrison, Lewis, Wood  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Roane_County,_West_Virginia|Roane]]
+
| [[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]]  
 
| 11 Mar 1856  
 
| 11 Mar 1856  
 
| Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer  
 
| Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Roanoke_County,_Virginia|Roanoke]]  
+
| [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]]  
 
| 30 Mar 1838  
 
| 30 Mar 1838  
 
| Botetourt, Montgomery  
 
| Botetourt, Montgomery  
 
| Craig 1851, Roanoke (city), Salem (city)
 
| Craig 1851, Roanoke (city), Salem (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Rockbridge_County,_Virginia|Rockbridge]]  
+
| [[Rockbridge County, Virginia|Rockbridge]]  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| Augusta, Botetourt  
 
| Augusta, Botetourt  
 
| Buena Vista (city), Lexington (city)
 
| Buena Vista (city), Lexington (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Rockingham_County,_Virginia|Rockingham]]  
+
| [[Rockingham County, Virginia|Rockingham]]  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| Augusta  
 
| Augusta  
 
| Harrisonburg (city), Pendleton 1787
 
| Harrisonburg (city), Pendleton 1787
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Russell_County,_Virginia|Russell]]
+
| [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]  
 
| 06 Jan 1786  
 
| 06 Jan 1786  
 
| Washington  
 
| Washington  
 
| Dickenson1 880, Lee 1792, Buchanan 1858, Scott 1814, Tazewell 1799, Wise 1856
 
| Dickenson1 880, Lee 1792, Buchanan 1858, Scott 1814, Tazewell 1799, Wise 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Scott_County,_Virginia|Scott]]
+
| [[Scott County, Virginia|Scott]]  
 
| 24 Nov 1814  
 
| 24 Nov 1814  
 
| Lee, Russell, Washington  
 
| Lee, Russell, Washington  
 
| Wise 1856
 
| Wise 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Shenandoah_County,_Virginia|Shenandoah]]
+
| [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| 12 Jan 1778  
 
| renamed from Dunmore  
 
| renamed from Dunmore  
 
| Page 1831, Warren 1836
 
| Page 1831, Warren 1836
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Smyth_County,_Virginia|Smyth]]
+
| [[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]  
 
| 23 Feb 1832  
 
| 23 Feb 1832  
 
| Washington, Wythe  
 
| Washington, Wythe  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Southampton_County,_Virginia|Southampton]]
+
| [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]  
 
| 20 Apr 1749  
 
| 20 Apr 1749  
 
| Isle of Wight, Nansemond  
 
| Isle of Wight, Nansemond  
 
| Franklin (city)
 
| Franklin (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Spotsylvania_County,_Virginia|Spotsylvania]]
+
| [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]]  
 
| 17 Dec 1720  
 
| 17 Dec 1720  
 
| Essex, King and Queen, King William  
 
| Essex, King and Queen, King William  
 
| Fredericksburg (city), Orange 1734
 
| Fredericksburg (city), Orange 1734
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Stafford_County,_Virginia|Stafford]]
+
| [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]  
 
| 1664  
 
| 1664  
 
| Westmoreland  
 
| Westmoreland  
 
| Prince William 1730
 
| Prince William 1730
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Surry_County,_Virginia|Surry]]
+
| [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]]  
 
| 1652  
 
| 1652  
 
| James City  
 
| James City  
 
| Brunswick 1720, Sussex 1753
 
| Brunswick 1720, Sussex 1753
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Sussex_County,_Virginia|Sussex]]
+
| [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]]  
 
| 28 Nov 1753  
 
| 28 Nov 1753  
 
| Surry  
 
| Surry  
 
| Greensville 1780
 
| Greensville 1780
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Taylor_County,_West_Virginia|Taylor]]
+
| [[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]]  
 
| 19 Jan 1844  
 
| 19 Jan 1844  
 
| Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Preston  
 
| Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Preston  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Tazewell_County,_Virginia|Tazewell]]
+
| [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]]  
 
| 20 Dec 1799  
 
| 20 Dec 1799  
 
| Russell, Wythe  
 
| Russell, Wythe  
 
| Bland 1861, Buchanan 1858, Giles 1861, McDowell 1858, Mercer 1837
 
| Bland 1861, Buchanan 1858, Giles 1861, McDowell 1858, Mercer 1837
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Tucker_County,_West_Virginia|Tucker]]
+
| [[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]  
 
| 07 Mar 1856  
 
| 07 Mar 1856  
 
| Randolph  
 
| Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Tyler_County,_West_Virginia|Tyler]]
+
| [[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]  
 
| 03 Dec 1814  
 
| 03 Dec 1814  
 
| Ohio  
 
| Ohio  
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| renamed Nansemond 1637
 
| renamed Nansemond 1637
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Upshur_County,_West_Virginia|Upshur]]
+
| [[Upshur County, West Virginia|Upshur]]  
 
| 27 Mar 1851  
 
| 27 Mar 1851  
 
| Randolph, Barbour, Lewis  
 
| Randolph, Barbour, Lewis  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Warren_County,_Virginia|Warren]]
+
| [[Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]  
 
| 09 Mar 1836  
 
| 09 Mar 1836  
 
| Frederick, Shenandoah  
 
| Frederick, Shenandoah  
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| renamed Isle of Wight 1634
 
| renamed Isle of Wight 1634
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Warwick,_Virginia|Warwick]]
+
| [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick]]  
 
| 1642  
 
| 1642  
 
| renamed from Warwick River  
 
| renamed from Warwick River  
 
| Warwick (city)
 
| Warwick (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Washington_County,_Virginia|Washington]]
+
| [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]]  
 
| 07 Dec 1776  
 
| 07 Dec 1776  
 
| Fincastle, Montgomery  
 
| Fincastle, Montgomery  
 
| Bristol (city), Russell 1786, Scott 1814, Smyth 1832
 
| Bristol (city), Russell 1786, Scott 1814, Smyth 1832
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wayne_County,_West_Virginia|Wayne]]
+
| [[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]  
 
| 18 Jan 1842  
 
| 18 Jan 1842  
 
| Cabell  
 
| Cabell  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Webster_County,_West_Virginia|Webster]]
+
| [[Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]]  
 
| 10 Jan 1860  
 
| 10 Jan 1860  
 
| Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph  
 
| Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Westmoreland_County,_Virginia|Westmoreland]]
+
| [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]  
 
| Jul 1653  
 
| Jul 1653  
 
| Numberland, King George  
 
| Numberland, King George  
 
| Stafford 1664
 
| Stafford 1664
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wetzel_County,_West_Virginia|Wetzel]]
+
| [[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]  
 
| 10 Jan 1846  
 
| 10 Jan 1846  
 
| Tyler  
 
| Tyler  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wirt_County,_West_Virginia|Wirt]]
+
| [[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]  
 
| 19 Jan 1848  
 
| 19 Jan 1848  
 
| Wood, Jackson  
 
| Wood, Jackson  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wise_County,_Virginia|Wise]]
+
| [[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]]  
 
| 16 Feb 1856  
 
| 16 Feb 1856  
 
| Lee, Russell, Scott  
 
| Lee, Russell, Scott  
 
| Dickenson 1880, Norton (city)
 
| Dickenson 1880, Norton (city)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wood_County,_West_Virginia|Wood]]
+
| [[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]  
 
| 22 Dec 1798  
 
| 22 Dec 1798  
 
| Harrison, Kanawha  
 
| Harrison, Kanawha  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Woodford_County,_Kentucky|Woodford]]
+
| [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]  
 
| 12 Nov 1788  
 
| 12 Nov 1788  
 
| Fayette  
 
| Fayette  
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
| in State of Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wyoming_County,_West_Virginia|Wyoming]]
+
| [[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]  
 
| 26 Jan 1850  
 
| 26 Jan 1850  
 
| Logan  
 
| Logan  
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
| in State of West Virginia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wythe_County,_Virginia|Wythe]]
+
| [[Wythe County, Virginia|Wythe]]  
 
| 01 Dec 1789  
 
| 01 Dec 1789  
 
| Montgomery, Grayson  
 
| Montgomery, Grayson  
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| ceded to Pennsylvania 1786, small added to Ohio (West Virginia)
 
| ceded to Pennsylvania 1786, small added to Ohio (West Virginia)
 
|-
 
|-
| [[York_County,_Virginia|York]]  
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| [[York County, Virginia|York]]  
 
| 1634  
 
| 1634  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
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== Independent Cities  ==
 
== Independent Cities  ==
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|-
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Name of Independent City'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Date Formed'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Parent County'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | '''Notes:'''
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|-
 +
| [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]]
 +
| 1852
 +
| Arlington
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Barton Heights
 +
| 1896-1914
 +
| Henrico
 +
| annexed by Richmond 1914
 +
|-
 +
| [[Bedford, Virginia|Bedford]]
 +
| 1968
 +
| Bedford
 +
|
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|-
 +
| [[Bristol, Virginia|Bristol]]
 +
| 1890
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| Washington
 +
| part of city in Sullivan Co., Tennessee
 +
|-
 +
| [[Buena Vista, Virginia|Buena Vista]]
 +
| 1892
 +
| Rockbridge
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]]
 +
| 1888
 +
| Albermarle
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]]
 +
| 1963
 +
| Norfolk
 +
| portion transferred to Portsmouth 1968
 +
|-
 +
| Clifton Forge
 +
| 1906
 +
| Alleghany
 +
| dissolved, reincorporated as a town 2001
 +
|-
 +
| [[Colonial Heights, Virginia|Colonial Heights]]
 +
| 1948
 +
| Chesterfield
 +
|
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|-
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| [[Covington, Virginia|Covington]]
 +
| 1952
 +
| Alleghany
 +
|
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|-
 +
| [[Danville, Virginia|Danville]]
 +
| 1890
 +
| Pittsylvania
 +
| absorbed North Danville (aka Neapolis) 1896
 +
|-
 +
| [[Emporia, Virginia|Emporia]]
 +
| 1967
 +
| Greensville
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| [[Fairfax, Virginia|Fairfax]]
 +
| 1961
 +
| Fairfax
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| [[Falls Church, Virginia|Falls Church]]
 +
| 1948
 +
| Fairfax
 +
|
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|-
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| [[Franklin, Virginia|Franklin]]
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|
 +
| Southampton
 +
| formerly Southampton
 +
|-
 +
| [[Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg]]
 +
| 1879
 +
| Spotsylvania
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Galax, Virginia|Galax]]
 +
| 1954
 +
| Carroll, Grayson
 +
| formerly Bonaparte
 +
|-
 +
| [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]]
 +
| 1908
 +
| Elizabeth City (County)
 +
| absorbed Phoebus and Elizabeth City County 1952
 +
|-
 +
| [[Harrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg]]
 +
| 1849
 +
| Rockingham
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| [[Hopewell, Virginia|Hopewell]]
 +
| 1916
 +
| Prince George
 +
| City Point until 1913
 +
|-
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| [[Lexington, Virginia|Lexington]]
 +
| 1778
 +
| Rockbridge
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
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| [[Lynchburg, Virginia|Lynchburg]]
 +
| 1852
 +
| Campbell
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Manassas, Virginia|Manassas]]
 +
| 1975
 +
| Prince William
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Manassas Park, Virginia|Manassas Park]]
 +
| 1975
 +
| Prince William
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Manchester
 +
| 1874-1910
 +
| Chesterfield
 +
| merged with City of Richmond
 +
|-
 +
| [[Martinsville, Virginia|Martinsville]]
 +
| 1940
 +
| Henry
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| Nansemond
 +
| 1972-1974
 +
| Nansemond
 +
| merged with City of Suffolk
 +
|-
 +
| [[Newport News, Virginia|Newport News]]
 +
| 1896
 +
| Warwick
 +
| annexed Warwick
 +
|-
 +
| [[Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk]]
 +
| 1845
 +
| Norfolk
 +
| annexed Berkeley 1906
 +
|-
 +
| [[Norton, Virginia|Norton]]
 +
| 1954
 +
| Wise
 +
| formerly Prince’s Flat
 +
|-
 +
| [[Petersburg, Virginia|Petersburg]]
 +
| 1850
 +
| Dinwiddie
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Poquoson, Virginia|Poquoson]]
 +
| 1970
 +
| York
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]]
 +
| 1858
 +
| Norfolk
 +
| annexed portion of Chesapeake 1968
 +
|-
 +
| [[Radford, Virginia|Radford]]
 +
| 1887
 +
| Pulaski
 +
| formerly Central
 +
|-
 +
| [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]]
 +
| 1842
 +
| Henrico
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| [[Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke]]
 +
| 1884
 +
| Roanoke
 +
| formerly Big Lick
 +
|-
 +
| [[Salem, Virginia|Salem]]
 +
| 1968
 +
| Roaoke
 +
| doubles as county seat
 +
|-
 +
| South Boston
 +
| 1960-1998
 +
| Halifax
 +
| reverted to town
 +
|-
 +
| [[South Norfolk, Virginia|South Norfolk]]
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| 1919-present
 +
| Norfolk
 +
| absorbed Norfolk County, renamed Chesapeake 1963
 +
|-
 +
| [[Staunton, Virginia|Staunton]]
 +
| 1871
 +
| Augusta
 +
|
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|-
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| [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]
 +
| 1910
 +
| Nansemond
 +
| merged with county to enlarge City of Suffolk 1974
 +
|-
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| [[Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]]
 +
| 1952
 +
| Princess Anne
 +
| absorbed Princess Anne County 1963
 +
|-
 +
| [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick]]
 +
| 1952-1958
 +
| Warwick
 +
| consolidated into Newport News
 +
|-
 +
| [[Waynesboro, Virginia|Waynesboro]]
 +
| 1948
 +
| Augusta
 +
| formerly Teesville until after the Revolutionary War
 +
|-
 +
| [[Williamsburg, Virginia|Williamsburg]]
 +
| 1884
 +
| James City and York
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester]]
 +
| 1874
 +
| Frederick
 +
|
 +
|}
  
 
== Sources  ==
 
== Sources  ==

Revision as of 16:15, 23 September 2011

County

Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Accawmack 1634 Colonial lands renamed Northampton 1642
Accomack 1661 Northampton none
Albemarle 16 Oct 1744 Goochland, Louisa Fluvanna 1777, Charlotteville (city), Bedford 1753, Buckingham 1758
Alleghany 05 Jan 1822 Bath, Botetourt, Monroe Clifton Forge (city), Amherst 1758, Craig 1851, Covington 1954
Amelia 30 Sep 1734 Brunswick, Prince George Nottoway 1788, Prince Edward 1753
Amherst 07 Apr 1761 Albemarle Nelson 1807
Appomattox 08 Feb 1845 Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Prince Edward none
Arlington 1920 renamed from Alexandria none
Augusta 15 Dec 1738 Orange Bath 1790, Botetourt 1769, Frederick 1738, Hampshire 1753, Illinois 1778, Monongalia 1776, Ohio 1776, Pendleton 1787, Rockingham 1778, Staunton (city), Yohogania 1776, Rockbridge 1776
Barbour 03 Mar 1843 Harrison, Lewis, Randolph in State of West Virginia
Bath 14 Dec 1790 Augusta, Botetourt, Greenbrier Highland 1847, Alleghany 1822, Pendleton 1787, Pocahontas 1821
Bedford 13 Dec 1753 Albemarle, Lunenburg Bedford (city), Campbell 1781, Franklin 1785
Berkeley 24 Mar 1772 Frederick in State of West Virginia
Bland 30 Mar 1861 Giles, Tazewell, Wythe none

Boone

11 Mar 1847 Kanawha, Cabell, Logan in State of West Virginia
Botetourt 28 Nov 1769 Augusta, Rockbridge Bath 1790, Craig 1851, Fincastle 1772, Greenbrier 1778, Monroe 1799, Montgomery 1776, Roanoke 1838, Rockbridge 1776, Alleghany 1822
Bourbon 29 Dec 1785 Fayette in State of Kentucky
Braxton 15 Jan 1836 Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Randolph in State of West Virginia
Brooke 30 Nov 1796 Ohio in State of West Virginia
Brunswick 17 Dec 1720 Prince Geore, Surry, isle of Wight Amelia 1734, Greensville 1780, Lunenburg 1746
Buchanan 16 Feb 1858 Russell, Tazewell Dickenson 1880
Buckingham 07 Apr 1758 Albermarle, Appomattox Cumberland 1748, Appomattox 1845
Cabell 02 Jan 1809 Kanawha in State of West Virginia
Calhoun 05 Mar 1859 Gilmer in State of West Virginia
Campbell 15 Dec 1781 Bedford Lynchburg (city), Appomattox 1845
Caroline 15 Mar 1727 Essex, King and Queen, King William none
Carroll 17 Jan 1842 Grayson, Patrick Galax (city)
Charles City 1634 Colonial lands Prince George 1702
Charlotte 27 Nov 1764 Lunenburg Appomattox 1845
Chesterfield 01 May 1749 Henrico Powhatan 1777
Clarke 08 Mar 1836 Frederick none
Clay 29 Mar 1858 Braxton, Nicholas in State of West Virginia
Craig 21 Mar 1851 Alleghany, Botetourt, Giles, Montgomery, Monroe, Roanoke none
Culpeper 23 Mar 1748 Orange Madison 1792, Rappahannock 1833
Cumberland 23 Mar 1748 Goochland, Buckingham Powhatan 1777
Dickenson 27 Feb 1880 Buchanan, Russell, Wise none
Dinwiddie 09 Mar 1752 Prince George Colonial Heights (city), Petersburg (city)
Doddridge 04 Feb 1845 Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis in State of West Virginia
Dunmore 24 Mar 1772 Frederick renamed Shenandoah 1778
Elizabeth City 1634 Colonial lands annexed to city of Hampton 1952
Essex 26 Apr 1694 old Rappahannock Spotsylvania 1720, Caroline 1727
Fairfax 24 May 1742 Prince William, Loudoun Fairfax (city), Falls Church (city), Loudoun 1757
Fauquier 05 Apr 1758 Prince William none
Fayette 28 Feb 1831 Kanawha, Greenbrier, Logan, Nicholas in State of West Virginia
Fayette (old) 30 Jun 1780 State of Virginia in State of Kentucky
Fincastle 08 Apr 1772 Botetourt Kentucky 1777, Montgomery 1776, Washington 1776
Floyd 15 Jan 1831 Montgomery, Franklin none
Fluvanna 03 Jun 1777 Albemarle none
Franklin 29 Nov 1785 Bedford, Henry, Patrick Floyd 1831
Frederick 15 Dec 1738 Orange, Augusta Berkeley 1772, Clarke 1839, Dunmore 1772, Hampshire 1753, Shenandoah 1772, Warren 1836, Winchester (city)
Giles 16 Jan 1806 Montgomery, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell, Craig, Wythe Bland 1861, Craig 1851, Logan 1824, Mercer 1837
Gilmer 03 Feb 1845 Lewis, Kanawha in State of West Virginia
Gloucester 1651 York Mathews 1790
Goochland 06 Mar 1727 Henrico Albemarle 1744, Cumberland 1748
Grayson 07 Nov 1792 Patrick, Wythe Carroll 1742, Galax (city), Wythe 1789
Greenbrier 12 Jan 1778 Botetourt, Fayette, Monroe, Montgomery Bath 1790, in State of West Virginia
Greene 24 Jan 1838 Orange none
Greensville 28 Nov 1780 Brunswick, Sussex Emporia (city)
Halifax 17 Apr 1752 Lunenburg Pittsylvania 1766, South Boxton (city)
Hampshire 13 Dec 1753 Augusta, Hardy, Frederick in State of West Virginia
Hancock 15 Jan 1848 Brooke in State of West Virginia
Hanover 20 Nov 1720 New Kent Louisa 1742
Hardy 10 Dec 1785 Hampshire in State of West Virginia
Harrison 04 Jun 1784 Randolph, Ohio, Monongalia in State of West Virginia
Henrico 1634 Colonial lands Chesterfield 1749, Goochland 1727, Richmond (city)
Henry 23 Oct 1776 Patrick, Pittsylvania Franklin 1785, Martinsville (city), Patrick 1790
Highland 19 Mar 1847 Bath, Pendleton none
Illinois 09 Dec 1778 Augusta ceded to US Government (part of Northwest Territory, 1787)
Isle of Wight 1634 Warrosquoyoake Brunswick 1720, Southampton 1749
Jackson 01 Mar 1831 Kanawha, Mason, Wood, Wirt in State of West Virginia
James City 1634 Colonial lands New Kent 1654, Surry 1752
Jefferson (old) 30 Jun 1780 Virginia state lands in State of Kentucky
Jefferson (new) 08 Jan 1801 Berkeley in State of West Virginia
Kanawha 14 Nov 1788 Fayette, Greenbrier, Montgomery in State of West Virginia
Kentucky 07 Dec 1777 Fincastle as the State of Kentucky
King and Queen 12 May 1691 New Kent King William 1701, Spotsylvania 1720, Caroline 1727
King George 24 Nov 1720 Richmond, Westmoreland Prince William 1730
King William 12 Sep 1701 King and Queen Caroline 1727, Spotsylvania 1720
Lancaster 1651 York, Northumberland Middlesex 1673, Old Rappahannock 1656
Lee 25 Oct 1792 Russell, Scott Scott 1814, Wise 1856
Lewis 18 Dec 1816 Harrison, Randolph in State of West Virginia
Lincoln 30 Jun 1780 Kentucky in State of Kentucky
Logan 12 Jan 1824 Kanawha, Cabell, Giles in State of West Virginia
Loudoun 17 May 1757 Fairfax none
Louisa 02 Jun 1742 Hanover Albemarle 1744
Lower Norfolk 1637 New Norfolk Norfolk 1691, Princess Anne 1691
Lunenburg 01 Apr 1746 Brunswick Bedford 1753, Charlotte 1764, Halifax 1752, Mecklenburg 1764
Madison 05 Dec 1792 Culpeper none
Marion 14 Jan 1742 Harrison, Monongalia in State of West Virginia
Mason 03 Jan 1804 Kanawha in State of West Virginia
Mathews 16 Dec 1790 Gloucester none
MCDowell 20 Feb 1858 Tazewell in State of West Virginia
Mecklenburg 27 Nov 1764 Lunenburg none
Mercer (old) 15 Dec 1785 Lincoln in State of Kentucky
Mercer (new) 17 Mar 1837 Giles, Tazewell in State of West Virginia
Middlesex 1673 Lancaster none
Montgomery 07 Dec 1776 Fincastle, Botetourt, Pulaski Craig 1851, Floyd 1831, Giles 1806, Greenbrier 1778, Kanawha 1788, Pulaski 1839, Radford (city), Roanoke 1838, Wythe 1789, Washington 1776
Monongalia 09 Nov 1776 Augusta, Preston in State of West Virginia
Monroe 15 Jan 1799 Greenbrier, Botetourt in State of West Virginia
Morgan 09 Feb 1820 Berkeley, hampshire in State of West Virginia
Nansemond 1637 renamed from Upper Norfolk Nansemond (city), Southampton 1749
Nelson (old) 29 Nov 1785 Jefferson in State of Kentucky
Nelson (new) 23 Dec 1807 Amherst none
New Kent 1654 York, James City Hanover 1720, King and Queen 1691
New Norfolk 1636 Elizabeth City Lower Norfolk 1637, Upper Norfolk 1637
Nicholas 30 Jan 1818 Greenbrier, Kanawha, Randolph in State of West Virginia
Norfolk 16 May 1691 Lower Norfolk absorbed by Chesapeake 1963
Northampton 1634 Colonial lands Accomack 1661
Northumberland 1648 York Lancaster 1651, Westmoreland 1653
Nottoway 23 Dec 1788 Amelia none
Ohio 06 Nov 1776 Augusta, Yohogania in State of West Virginia
Orange 20 Sep 1734 Spotsylvania Augsuta 1738, Culpeper 1748, Frederick 1738, Greene 1838
Page 30 Mar 1831 Rockingham, Shenandoah none
Patrick 26 Nov 1790 Henry Carroll 1842, Franklin 1785, Grayson 1792
Pendleton 04 Dec 1787 Augusta, Bath, Hardy, Rockingham Highland 1847, (in state of West Virginia)
Pittsylvania 15 Dec 1766 Halifax Danville (city), Henry 1776
Pleasants 29 Mar 1851 Ritchie, Tyler, Wood in State of West Virginia
Pocahontas 21 Dec 1821 Pendleton, Randolph, Bath, Greenbrier in State of West Virginia
Powhatan 03 Jun 1777 Cumberland, Chesterfield none
Preston 19 Jan 1818 Monongalia, Randolph in State of West Virginia
Prince Edward 17 Nov 1753 Amelia Appomattox 1845
Prince George 25 Aug 1702 Charles City Amelia 1734, Brunswick 1720, Dinwiddie 1752, Hopewell (city)
Prince William 17 Jun 1730 King George, Stafford Fairfax 1742, Fauquier 1758
Princess Anne 16 May 1691 Lower Norfolk annexed to Virginia Beach (city)
Pulaski 30 Mar 1839 Montgomery, Wythe none
Putnam 11 Mar 1848 Kanawha, Mason, Cabell in State of West Virginia
Raleigh 23 Jan 1850 Fayette in State of West Virginia
Rappahannock (new) 18 Feb 1833 Culpepper none
Rappahannock (old) 1656 Lancaster dissolved to Essex 1694, Richmond 1692
Richmond 26 Apr 1692 old Rappahannock King George 1720
Ritchie 18 Feb 1843 Harrison, Lewis, Wood in State of West Virginia
Roane 11 Mar 1856 Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer in State of West Virginia
Roanoke 30 Mar 1838 Botetourt, Montgomery Craig 1851, Roanoke (city), Salem (city)
Rockbridge 12 Jan 1778 Augusta, Botetourt Buena Vista (city), Lexington (city)
Rockingham 12 Jan 1778 Augusta Harrisonburg (city), Pendleton 1787
Russell 06 Jan 1786 Washington Dickenson1 880, Lee 1792, Buchanan 1858, Scott 1814, Tazewell 1799, Wise 1856
Scott 24 Nov 1814 Lee, Russell, Washington Wise 1856
Shenandoah 12 Jan 1778 renamed from Dunmore Page 1831, Warren 1836
Smyth 23 Feb 1832 Washington, Wythe none
Southampton 20 Apr 1749 Isle of Wight, Nansemond Franklin (city)
Spotsylvania 17 Dec 1720 Essex, King and Queen, King William Fredericksburg (city), Orange 1734
Stafford 1664 Westmoreland Prince William 1730
Surry 1652 James City Brunswick 1720, Sussex 1753
Sussex 28 Nov 1753 Surry Greensville 1780
Taylor 19 Jan 1844 Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Preston in State of West Virginia
Tazewell 20 Dec 1799 Russell, Wythe Bland 1861, Buchanan 1858, Giles 1861, McDowell 1858, Mercer 1837
Tucker 07 Mar 1856 Randolph in State of West Virginia
Tyler 03 Dec 1814 Ohio in State of West Virginia
Upper Norfolk 1637 New Norfolk renamed Nansemond 1637
Upshur 27 Mar 1851 Randolph, Barbour, Lewis in State of West Virginia
Warren 09 Mar 1836 Frederick, Shenandoah none
Warrosquoyacke 1634 Colonial lands renamed Isle of Wight 1634
Warwick 1642 renamed from Warwick River Warwick (city)
Washington 07 Dec 1776 Fincastle, Montgomery Bristol (city), Russell 1786, Scott 1814, Smyth 1832
Wayne 18 Jan 1842 Cabell in State of West Virginia
Webster 10 Jan 1860 Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph in State of West Virginia
Westmoreland Jul 1653 Numberland, King George Stafford 1664
Wetzel 10 Jan 1846 Tyler in State of West Virginia
Wirt 19 Jan 1848 Wood, Jackson in State of West Virginia
Wise 16 Feb 1856 Lee, Russell, Scott Dickenson 1880, Norton (city)
Wood 22 Dec 1798 Harrison, Kanawha in State of West Virginia
Woodford 12 Nov 1788 Fayette in State of Kentucky
Wyoming 26 Jan 1850 Logan in State of West Virginia
Wythe 01 Dec 1789 Montgomery, Grayson Bland 1861, Grayson1 792, Giles 1806, Pulaski 1839, Smyth 1732, Tazewell 1799
Yohogania 06 Nov 1776 Augusta ceded to Pennsylvania 1786, small added to Ohio (West Virginia)
York 1634 Colonial lands Gloucester 1651, New Kent 1654, Lancaster 1654, Northumberland 1648

Independent Cities

Name of Independent City Date Formed Parent County Notes:
Alexandria 1852 Arlington
Barton Heights 1896-1914 Henrico annexed by Richmond 1914
Bedford 1968 Bedford
Bristol 1890 Washington part of city in Sullivan Co., Tennessee
Buena Vista 1892 Rockbridge
Charlottesville 1888 Albermarle doubles as county seat
Chesapeake 1963 Norfolk portion transferred to Portsmouth 1968
Clifton Forge 1906 Alleghany dissolved, reincorporated as a town 2001
Colonial Heights 1948 Chesterfield
Covington 1952 Alleghany
Danville 1890 Pittsylvania absorbed North Danville (aka Neapolis) 1896
Emporia 1967 Greensville doubles as county seat
Fairfax 1961 Fairfax doubles as county seat
Falls Church 1948 Fairfax
Franklin Southampton formerly Southampton
Fredericksburg 1879 Spotsylvania
Galax 1954 Carroll, Grayson formerly Bonaparte
Hampton 1908 Elizabeth City (County) absorbed Phoebus and Elizabeth City County 1952
Harrisonburg 1849 Rockingham doubles as county seat
Hopewell 1916 Prince George City Point until 1913
Lexington 1778 Rockbridge doubles as county seat
Lynchburg 1852 Campbell
Manassas 1975 Prince William
Manassas Park 1975 Prince William
Manchester 1874-1910 Chesterfield merged with City of Richmond
Martinsville 1940 Henry doubles as county seat
Nansemond 1972-1974 Nansemond merged with City of Suffolk
Newport News 1896 Warwick annexed Warwick
Norfolk 1845 Norfolk annexed Berkeley 1906
Norton 1954 Wise formerly Prince’s Flat
Petersburg 1850 Dinwiddie
Poquoson 1970 York
Portsmouth 1858 Norfolk annexed portion of Chesapeake 1968
Radford 1887 Pulaski formerly Central
Richmond 1842 Henrico doubles as county seat
Roanoke 1884 Roanoke formerly Big Lick
Salem 1968 Roaoke doubles as county seat
South Boston 1960-1998 Halifax reverted to town
South Norfolk 1919-present Norfolk absorbed Norfolk County, renamed Chesapeake 1963
Staunton 1871 Augusta
Suffolk 1910 Nansemond merged with county to enlarge City of Suffolk 1974
Virginia Beach 1952 Princess Anne absorbed Princess Anne County 1963
Warwick 1952-1958 Warwick consolidated into Newport News
Waynesboro 1948 Augusta formerly Teesville until after the Revolutionary War
Williamsburg 1884 James City and York
Winchester 1874 Frederick

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