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      The 43rd U.S. State to join the Union:   03-July-1890
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Extinct West Virginia Counties::
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County Name

Alexandria -

Elizabeth City -
Fincastle -
Illinois -

Kentucky -
Lower Norfolk -

Nansemond -

New Norfolk -

Norfolk -

Rappahannock -
Princess Anne -

Upper Norfolk -

Warwick River -

Factual information

Retroceded to Virginia, most of which now comprises Arlington County, Virginia
         with a portion becoming part of Alexandria, Virginia.
Incorporated into the independent city of Hampton in 1952.
Land now part of Kentucky.
Formed in 1778 and constituted most of present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
         Michigan, and Wisconsin; abolished 5 January 1782; territory ceded by
         Virginia to Congress in March 1784.
1777-1780, land that later became the state of Kentucky in 1792.
(Colonial Virginia) In 1691, divided into Norfolk County, Virginia and Princess
         Anne County, Virginia.
Became independent city of Nansemond in 1972; merged with independent city
         of Suffolk in 1974.
(Colonial Virginia) Formed in 1636 from Elizabeth River Shire, divided into Lower
         Norfolk County and Upper Norfolk County in 1637.
Formed in 1691 from part of Lower Norfolk County, was merged with
         independent city of South Norfolk to become new independent city of
         Chesapeake in 1963.
(Old), became a province of Virginia.
Formed in 1691 from part of Lower Norfolk County, was merged with
         independent city of Virginia Beach in 1963.
Renamed Nansemond County in 1642; see Nansemond County for subsequent
Renamed Warwick County in 1642; became independent city of Warwick in
         1952; merged with city of Newport News in 1958.
1776-1779, land now in Pennsylvania.

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
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County Name

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Barbour -
Berkeley -
Boone -
Brooke -

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Cabell -
Cabell -
Clay -

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Fayette -

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Grant -

       H ——
Hardy -

       K ——
Kanawha -
Kanawha -
Kanawha -

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Lewis -
Logan -

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Marion -
Marshall -
Morgan -

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Nicholas -

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Ohio -

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Pendleton -
Pleasants -
Pocahontas -
Putnam -

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Randolph -
Randolph -
Ritchie -
Roane -

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Summers -
Summers -

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Taylor -
Tucker -
Tyler -

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Upshur -

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Wayne -
Webster -
Wirt -
Wood -
Wyoming -
Society Name and Location

Barbour County Historical Society Museum (Phillipi, WV)
Berkeley County Historical Society (Martinsburg, WV)
Boone County Genealogical Society (Madison, WV)
Brooke County Genealogy organization (Wellsburg, WV)

Cabell-wayne County Historical Society (Huntington, WV)
KYOWVA Genealogical Society (Huntington, WV)
Clay County Landmarks Commission and Historical Society (Clay, WV)

Fayette County Historical Society and Museum (Hico, WV)

Grant County Historical/Genealogy Society (Scherr, WV)

Hardy County Historical Society (Moorefield, WV)

KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society (Huntington, WV)
Midland Trail Genealogical Society (St. Albans, WV)
West Virginia Genealogical Society (Elkview, WV)

Lewis County Genealogical-historical Society (Weston, WV)
Logan County Genealogical Society (Logan, WV)

Marion County Historical Society & Museum (Fairmont, WV)
Marshall County Historical Society (Moundsville, WV)
Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society (Berkeley Springs, WV)

Nicholas County Historical and Genelogical Society (Summersville, WV)

Wheeling Area Genealogical Society (Wheeling, WV)

Pendleton County Historical Society (Franklin, WV)
Pleasants County Historical Society (St. Marys, WV)
Pocahontas County Historical Society (Marlinton, WV)
Upper Vandalia Historical Society (Poca, WV)

Allegheny Regional Family History Society (Elkins, WV)
Randolph County Historical Society (Elkins, WV)
Ritchie County Historical Society (Pennsboro, WV)
Roane County Historical Society (Spencer, WV)

Graham House Preservation Society (Lowell, WV)
Summers County Historical Society (Hinton, WV)

Taylor County Historical & Genealogical Society (Grafton, WV)
Tucker County Historical Society (Hambleton, WV)
Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society (Middlebourne, WV)

Upshur County Historical Society (Buckhannon, WV)

Wayne County Genealogical & Historical Society (Wayne, WV)
Webster County Historical Society (Webster Springs, WV)
Wirt County Historical Society (Elizabeth, WV)
Wood County Historical & Preservation Society (Parkersburg, WV)
Wyoming County Genealogical Society (Pineville, WV)

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