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History of Virginia and West Virginia Counties


Virginia County Timeline

Formation of Virginia and West Virginia counties and Virginia independent cities.

Timeline created by Karon M. Bosze, 1993 and revised 1996.

YEAR MONTH DAY EVENT
1634 0 0 Accawmack County formed. Original shire. Extinguished 1642/3. Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1661 0 0 Accomack County, Virginia formed from Northampton County. Legislative enactment in 1661. Organized in 1662. Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1744 10 16 Albemarle County, Virginia formed from Goochland, Louisa, and certain islands in the Fluvanna River. Boundary changes seem to have continued from 1836-1838, 1855-1856, 1861, and from 1876-1877. Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1847 3 13 Alexandria County, Virginia formed from the District of Columbia (that part which was formerly a part of Fairfax County and Alexandria City, Virginia). Extinguished in 1920 with formation of Arlington County. On Dec. 3, 1789, the Virginia Assembly passed 'An Act for the cession of ten miles square, or any lesser quantity of territory within this State, to the United States, in Congress assembled, for the permanent seat of the general government' ... By act of Congress of Feb. 27, 1801 (U. S. Stats. 2, pp. 103, 115), the United States took over exclusive jurisdiction of that portion of Fairfax County, therein named Alexandria County. By Act of Congress of July 9, 1846 (U.S. Stats. 9, p. 35), the United States retroceded to Virginia the territory comprising the County of Alexandria, and by Act of Assembly of Mar. 13, 1847... Virginia extended her jursidiction over the retroceded territory. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, p. 74]
1822 1 5 Alleghany County, Virginia formed from Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe Counties. Monroe County gave additionally in 1842-1843 and Bath County gave addtionally in 1846-1847, 1855-1856, and 1885-1886. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1734 9 30 Amelia County, Virginia formed from Brunswick and Prince George Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1761 4 7 Amherst County, Virginia formed from Albemarle County and certain islands in the Fluvanna River. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1845 2 8 Appomattox County, Virginia formed from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, and Prince Edward Counties, with Campbell giving more in 1847-1848 and 1859-1860. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1920 0 0 Arlington County, Virginia formed from Alexandria County (name change only).
1738 12 15 Augusta County, Virginia formed from Orange County. Legislative enactment in 1738. Organized in 1745. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1843 3 3 Barbour County, Virginia was formed from Harrison, Lewis, and Randolph Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1790 12 14 Bath County formed from Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier Counties. Legislative enactment in 1790. Organized in 1791. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1753 12 13 Bedford County, Virginia formed from Albemarle and Lunenburg Counties. Legislative enactment in 1753. Organized in 1754. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1772 3 24 Berkeley County, Virginia formed from Frederick County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1861 3 30 Bland County, Virginia formed from Giles, Tazewell, and Wythe Counties. Giles County contributed another small portion in 1899-1900. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1847 3 11 Boone County formed from Cabell, Kanawha, and Logan Counties, Virginia. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1769 11 28 Botetourt County, Virginia formed from Augusta and Rockbridge Counties. Legislative enactment in 1769. Organized in 1770. Rockbridge County gave only small portions at later dates (1821-1822, 1838, 1850-1851, 1887-1888 and possibly nearer the 1770 organization date as well). [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1785 12 29 Bourbon County, Virginia formed from Fayette County. Legislative enactment in 1785. Organized in 1786. Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1836 1 15 Braxton County, Virginia formed from Lewis, Nicholas, and Randolph Counties. Randolph County gave only small portions in 1848-1849 and 1857-1860. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1796 11 30 Brooke County, Virginia formed from Ohio County. Legislative enactment 1796. Organized in 1797. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1720 12 17 Brunswick County, Virginia formed from Prince George, Isle of Wight, and Surry Counties. Isle of Wight and Surry only gave a small portion, possibly at a later date and possibly later another portion from Prince George County. Legislative enactment in 1720. Organized (records begin) in 1732. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1858 2 16 Buchanan County, Virginia formed from Russell and Tazewell Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1761 4 7 Buckingham County, Virginia formed from Albemarle and Appomattox Counties. Appomattox County gave only a small portion in 1859/60. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1809 1 2 Cabell County, Virginia formed from Kanawha County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1856 3 5 Calhoun County, Virginia formed from Gilmer County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1781 12 15 Campbell County, Virginia formed from Bedford County. Legislative enactment in 1781. Organized in 1782. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1727 3 15 Caroline County, Virginia formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties. Legislative enactment in 1727. Organized in 1728. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1842 1 17 Carroll County, Virginia formed from Grayson and Patrick Counties. Patrick County gave only a small portion in 1855/56. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1634 0 0 Charles City County, Virginia formed. Original shire. Enlarged, but no metes and bounds given. 'It took in the portion of Wallingford Parish west of the Chickahominy River (the Sandy Point region previously in James City County)'--Lyon G. Tyler. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson,originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, p. 78]
1634 0 0 Charles River County, Virginia formed. Original shire. Extinguished 1642/3. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1764 11 27 Charlotte County, Virginia formed from Lunenburg County. Legislative enactment in 1764. Organized in 1765. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1749 5 1 Chesterfield County formed from Henrico County. Other changes seem to have occurred from 1849-1850. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1836 3 8 Clarke County, Virginia formed from Frederick and Warren Counties. Warren County contributed only a small portion in 1859/60. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1858 3 29 Clay County, Virginia formed from Braxton, Kanawha, and Nicholas Counties. Kanawha gave only a small portion, probably at a later date. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1851 3 21 Craig County, Virginia formed from Botetourt, Giles, Roanoke and Monroe; and later Alleghany, and Montgomery Counties. Monroe County and Montgomery Counties gave portions in 1852-1853. Alleghany and Monroe Counties gave portions in 1855-1856. Giles County gave portions in 1857-1858 and 1879-1880. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1748 3 23 Culpeper County, Virginia formed from Orange County. Legislative enactment in 1748. Organized in 1749. Later changes occurred in 1832-1833. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1748 3 23 Cumberland County, Virginia formed from Goochland and Buckingham Counties. Legislative enactment in 1748. Organized in 1749. Buckingham gave only a small portion at a later date. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1880 2 27 Dickinson County, Virginia formed from Buchanan, Russell, and Wise Counties.
1752 3 9 Dinwiddie County, Virginia formed from Prince George County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1845 2 4 Doddridge County, Virginia formed from Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, and Tyler Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1772 3 24 Dunmore County, Virginia formed from Frederick County. Extinguished in 1778 with it being renamed Shenandoah County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1634 0 0 Elizabeth City County, Virginia formed. Original shire. Merged with the independent city of Hampton, Virginia in 1952. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.] [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1692 4 26 Essex County, Virginia formed from (Old) Rapphannock County (extinguished). [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1742 5 27 Fairfax County, Virginia formed from Prince William and Loudoun Counties. Loudoun gave only a small portions, possibly at a later date. It appears that there were further boundary changes ongoing between 1845 and 1847. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1759 4 5 Fauquier County, Virginia formed from Prince William County. Later changes occurred from 1823-1824. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1780 6 30 Fayette County, Virginia formed from Kentucky County (extinguished). Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1831 2 28 Fayette County, Virginia formed from Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan, and Nicholas Counties. Kanawha gave small portions again in 1849-1851. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1772 4 8 Fincastle County, Virginia formed from Botetourt County. Extinguished in 1777 when it was divided into Kentucky, Montgomery, and Washington Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1831 1 15 Floyd County, Virginia formed from Montgomery and Franklin Counties. The latter apparently contributed in 1872/73. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1777 6 3 Fluvanna County, Virginia formed from Albemarle County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1785 11 29 Franklin County, Virginia formed from Bedford, Henry, and Patrick Counties. Legislative enactment in 1785. Organized in 1786. Patrick County gave only small portions in 1847-1848 and 1872-1873. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1738 12 15 Frederick County, Virginia formed from Orange and Augusta Counties, Virginia. Legislative enactment in 1738. Organized in 1743. Augusta County gave only a small portion, at a later date than Orange County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1806 1 16 Giles County, Virginia formed from Montgomery, Monroe, Tazewell, Craig, Mercer, and Wythe Counties. Montgomery, Monroe, and Tazewell appear to be original contributors with Wythe County contributing a small portion in 1823-1824. Tazewell County gave additionally from 1825-1828, 1835-1837. Monroe County contributed again from 1828-1829. Mercer County contributed in 1840-1841, 1857-1858, and 1861. Craig County contributed in 1879-1880 and 1800-1900. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1845 2 3 Gilmer County, Virginia formed from Kanawha and Lewis Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1651 0 0 Gloucester County, Virginia formed from York County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1727 3 6 Goochland County, Virginia formed from Henrico County. Legislative enactment in 1727. Organized in 1728. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1866 0 0 Grant County, West Virginia formed from Hardy County.
1792 11 7 Grayson County, Virginia formed from Wythe and Patrick Counties. Legislative enactment in 1792. Organized in 1793. Patrick County gave only a small portion with boundaries shifting in 1809-1801, 1817-1818, 1824-1825, 1840-1842, and 1874-1875 . [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1778 1 12 Greenbrier County, Virginia formed from Botetourt, Montgomery, Monroe, and Fayette Counties. Now part of West Virginia. Monroe County gave a small portion in 1826-1827 and 1830-1831. Fayette County gave a small portion in 1830-1833. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1838 1 24 Greene County, Virginia formed from Orange County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1780 11 28 Greensville County, Virginia formed from Brunswick and Sussex Counties. Legislative enactment in 1780. Organized in 1781. Sussex County gave only a small portion, probably at a later date. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1752 4 17 Halifax County, Virginia formed from Lunenburg County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1753 12 13 Hampshire County, Virginia formed from Augusta, Frederick, and Hardy Counties. Now part of West Virginia. Hardy County gave small portions in 1819-1829, 1862, and 1865-1866. Legislative enactment in 1753. Organized in 1754. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1848 1 15 Hancock County, Virginia formed from Brooke County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1720 11 26 Hanover County, Virginia formed from New Kent County. Legislative enactment in 1720. Organized in 1721. A 20 Nov 1720 date is suggested by Robinson. (See p. 80.) [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1785 12 10 Hardy County formed from Hampshire County, Virginia. Legislative enactment in 1785. Organized in 1786. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1784 6 4 Harrison County, Virginia formed from Monongalia, Randolph, and Ohio Counties. Legislative enactment in 1781. Organized in 1782. Randolph and Ohio Counties gave small portions at a later date. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1634 0 0 Henrico County, Virginia formed. Original shire. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 10 23 Henry County, Virginia formed from Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties. Legislative enactment in 1776. Organized in 1777. Patrick County gave only a small portion in 1857/58. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1847 3 19 Highland County, Virginia formed from Bath and Pendleton Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1778 1 12 Illinois County, Virginia formed from Botetourt County. Northwest Territory ceded to the United States in 1784. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1637 0 0 Isle of Wight County, Virginia formed from Warrosquyoake County (name change only). Later, portions added from Upper Norfolk and parts of Nansemond. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1831 3 1 Jackson County, Virginia formed from Kanawha, Mason, Wood, and Wirt Counties. Wirt County gave its portions in 1852-1853 and 1855-1856. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1634 0 0 James City County, Virginia formed. Original shire. Later, portions gained from New Kent and from York. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD,,, p. 125].
1780 6 30 Jefferson County, Virginia formed from Kentucky County (extinguished). Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1801 1 8 Jefferson County, Virginia formed from Berkeley County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1788 11 14 Kanawha County, Virginia formed from Greenbrier, Montgmery, FAyette, and Jackson Counties. Legislative enactment in 1788. Organized in 1789. Fayette and Jackson Counties later gave small portions. Fayette apparently gave in 1839, 1843-1850, and 1855-1856. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 12 7 Kentucky County, Virginia formed from Fincastle County (extinguished). Now part of Kentucky. Legislative enactment in 1776. Organized in 1777. Extinguished in 1780. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1691 5 12 King and Queen County, Virginia formed from New Kent County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1720 11 24 King George County, Virginia formed from Richmond and Westmoreland Counties. Westmoreland gave only a small portion and possibly at a later date than Richmond County. Legislative enactment in 1720. Organized in 1721. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1701 9 12 King William County, Virginia formed from King and Queen County. Legislative enactment in 1701. Organized in 1702. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1651 0 0 Lancaster County, Virginia formed from Northumberland and York Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1792 10 25 Lee County, Virginia formed from Russell and Scott Counties. Legislative enactment in 1792. Organized in 1793. Scott County gave only a small portion, probably in 1822-1823, 1837-1836, and 1855-1856. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1816 12 18 Lewis County, Virginia formed from Harrison and Randolph Counties. Randolph County gave only a small portion beginning in 1817. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1780 6 30 Lincoln County, Virginia formed from Kentucky County (extinguished). Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1867 0 0 Lincoln County, West Virginia formed from Cabell, Kanawha, Boone, and Putnam Counties.
1824 1 12 Logan County, Virginia formed from Cabell, Giles, Kanawha, and Tazewell Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1757 5 17 Loudoun County, Virginia formed from Fairfax County. Later changes occurred from 1823-1824. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1742 6 2 Louisa County, Virginia formed from Hanover County. Boundary changes seem to have continued occurring from 1836 to 1838 and again from 1876 to 1877. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1637 0 0 Lower Norfolk County, Virginia formed from New Norfolk County (extinguished). Extinguished 1691. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD]
1746 4 1 Lunenburg County, Virginia formed from Brunswick County and later by Charlotte County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1785 12 15 Madison County, Virginia formed from Lincoln County. Legislative enactment in 1785. Organized in 1786. Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1792 12 5 Madison County, Virginia formed from Culpeper County. Legislative entactment in 1792. Organized in 1793. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1842 1 14 Marion County, Virginia formed from Harrison and Monongalia Counties. Monongalia County gave small portions in 1846-1847 and 1855-1856. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1835 3 12 Marshall County, Virginia formed from Ohio County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1788 11 5 Mason County, Virginia formed from Bourbon County. Legislative enactment in 1788. Organized in 1789. Now part of Kentucky. ]Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1804 1 3 Mason County, Virginia formed from Kanawha County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1790 12 16 Mathews County, Virginia formed from Gloucester County. Legislative enactment in 1790. Organized in 1791. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1858 2 20 McDowell County, Virginia formed from Tazewell County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1764 11 27 Mecklenburg County, Virginia formed from Lunenburg County. Legislative enactment in 1764. Organized in 1765. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1785 12 15 Mercer County, Virginia formed from Lincoln County. Legislative enactment in 1785. Organized in 1786. Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1837 3 17 Mercer County, Virginia formed from Giles and Tazewell Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1673 0 0 Middlesex County, Virginia formed from Lancaster County. Legislative enactment in 1673. First court held 2 Feb 1673/4. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1866 0 0 Mineral County, West Virginia formed from Hampshire County.
1895 0 0 Mingo County, West Virginia formed from Logan County.
1776 11 6 Monongalia County, Virginia formed from District of West Augusta and Preston County. Now part of West Virginia. Preston County gave only small portions in 1840-1842 and 1846-1847. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1799 1 15 Monroe County, Virginia formed from Greenbrier and Botetourt Counties. Botetourt gave only a small portion, probably at a later date. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 12 7 Montgomery County, Virginia formed from Fincastle (extinguished), Botetourt, and Pulaski Counties. Legislative enactment in 1776. Organized in 1777. Botetourt and Pulaski gave only small portions in 1841-1842, 1848-1849, and 1852-1853. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1820 2 9 Morgan County, Virginia formed from Berkeley and Hampshire Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1642 0 0 Nansemond County, Virginia formed from Upper Norfolk County (name change only). Legislative enactment in 1642. Organized in 1643. Extinguished in July 1972 when Nansemond City was incorporated. Nansemond City extinguished in 1974 when consolidated with City of Suffolk. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.] [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1784 11 12 Nelson County, Virginia formed from Jefferson County. Legislative enactment in 1784. Organized in 1785. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1807 12 23 Nelson County, Virginia formed from Amherst County. Legislative enactment in 1807. Organized in 1808. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1654 0 0 New Kent County formed from York and James City Counties. James City County gave only a small portion, possibly at a later date. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1636 0 0 New Norfolk County, Virginia formed from Elizabeth City County. Extinguished in 1637. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1818 1 30 Nicholas County, Virginia formed from Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Randolph Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1691 5 16 Norfolk County formed from Lower Norfolk County (extinguished). Extinguished in 1962 when indenpendent city of Chesapeake, Virginia was chartered. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.] [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1642 0 0 Northampton County, Virginia formed from Accawmack (Accomack) County (name change only). Legislative enactment in 1642. Organized in 1643. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1648 0 0 Northumberland County, Virginia formed from York County. According to Robinson, it was formed from the Indian District, Chickacoan. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1788 12 23 Nottoway County, Virginia formed from Amelia County. Legislative enactment in 1788. Organized in 1789. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 11 6 Ohio County, Virginia formed from District of West Augusta and Yohogania County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1734 9 20 Orange County, Virginia formed from Spotsylvania County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1831 3 30 Page County, Virginia formed from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1790 11 26 Patrick County, Virginia formed from Henry County. Legislative enactment in 1790. Organized in 1791. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1787 12 4 Pendleton County, Virginia formed from Augusta, Hardy, Rockingham, and Bath Counties. Legislative enactment in 1787. Organized in 1788. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1766 12 15 Pittsylvania County, Virginia formed from Halifax County. Legislative entactment in 1766. Organized in 1767. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1851 3 29 Pleasants County, Virginia was formed from Ritchie, Tyler, and Wood Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1821 12 21 Pocahontas County, Virginia formed from Bath, Pendleton, Randolph, and Greenbrier Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1777 6 3 Powhatan County, Virginia formed from Cumberland and Chesterfield Counties. Chesterfield gave only a small portion in 1849-50. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1818 1 19 Preston County, Virginia formed from Monongalia and Randolph Counties. Randolph County gave small portions in 1827-1828 and 1838. Monongalia gave a small portion in 1840-1842. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1753 11 17 Prince Edward County, Virginia formed from Amelia County. Legislative enactment in 1753. Organized in 1754. Other changes seem to have occurred from 1844-1845. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1702 8 25 Prince George County, Virginia formed from Charles City County. Legislative enactment in 1702. Organized in 1703. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1730 6 19 Prince William County, Virginia formed from King George and Stafford Counties. Legislative enactment in 1730. Organized in 1731. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1691 5 16 Princess Anne County, Virginia formed from Lower Norfolk County (extinguished). Absorbed by independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1963. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.] [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1839 3 30 Pulaski County, Virginia formed from Montgomery and Wythe Counties. Wythe County also contributed a small portion between 1861 and 1862. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1848 3 11 Putnam County, Virginia formed from Cabell, Kanawha, and Mason Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1850 1 23 Raleigh County, Virginia formed from Fayette County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1786 11 29 Randolph County, Virginia formed from Harrison County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1656 12 11 (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia was formed 11 or 13 December 1656 from Lancaster County. Extinguished 1692 when divided to make Essex and Richmond Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1833 2 18 Rappahannock County, Virginia formed from Culpeper County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1692 4 26 Richmond County, Virginia formed from (Old) Rapphannock County (extinguished). [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1843 2 18 Ritchie County, Virginia formed from Harrison, Lewis, Wood Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1856 3 11 Roane County, Virginia formed from Gilmer, Jackson, and Kanawha Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1838 3 30 Roanoke County formed from Botetourt and Montgomery Counties. Montgomery County contributed small portions between 1848 and 1851. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1778 1 12 Rockbridge County, Virginia formed from Augusta and Botetourt Counties. Botetourt County gave an additional portion in 1887/88. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1778 1 12 Rockingham County, Virginia formed from Augusta County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1786 1 6 Russell County, Virginia formed from Washington County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1814 11 24 Scott County, Virginia formed from Lee, Russell, and Washington Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1778 1 12 Shenandoah County, Virginia formed from Dunmore County (extinguished, resulting in a name change only). [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1832 2 23 Smyth County, Virginia formed from Washington and Wythe Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1749 4 20 Southampton County, Virginia formed from Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties. Nansemond gave only a small portion, possibly at a later date. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1720 12 17 Spotsylvania County, Virginia formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties. Legislative enactment in 1720. Organized in 1721. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1664 0 0 Stafford County, Virginia formed from Westmoreland County. First court convened 27 May 1664. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1871 0 0 Summers County, West Virginia formed from Monroe, Fayette, Greenbrier, and Mercer Counties.
1652 0 0 Surry County, Virginia formed from James City County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1753 11 28 Sussex County, Virginia formed from Surry County. Legislative enactment in 1753. Organized in 1754. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1844 1 19 Taylor County, Virginia formed from Barbour, Harrison, and Marion Counties. Marion gave a small portion in 1855-1856. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1799 12 20 Tazewell County, Virginia formed from Russell and Wythe were original contributing Counties. Legislative enactment in 1799. Organized in 1800. Washington and Wythe contributed in 1825-1828 and 1833-1835. Logan contributed a portion in 1833/34. Russell contributed again in 1835-1837 and 1857-1861. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1856 3 7 Tucker County, Virginia formed from Randolph County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1814 12 3 Tyler County, Virginia formed from Ohio and Wetzel Counties. Wetzel County gave only a small portion, probably at a later date. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1637 0 0 Upper Norfolk County, Virginia formed from New Norfolk County (extinguished). Extinguished 1643. Date given as 1642 in Morgan Robinson's book. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1851 3 27 Upshur County, Virginia was formed from Barbour, Lewis, and Randolph Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1836 3 9 Warren County, Virginia formed from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1634 0 0 Warrosquyoake County, Virginia formed. Original shire. Extinguished 1637. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1642 0 0 Warwick County, Virginia formed from Warwick River County (name change only). Legislative enactment in 1642. Organized in 1643. Merged with independent city of Warwick, Virginia in 1957 to form independent city of Newport News, Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.] [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1634 0 0 Warwick River County, Virginia formed. Original shire. Extinguished 1642/3. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 12 7 Washington County, Virginia formed from Fincastle (extinguished) and Montgomery Counties. Legislative enactment in 1776. Organized in 1777. Montgomery County gave only a small portion, at a later date. Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1842 1 18 Wayne County, Virginia formed from Cabell County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1860 6 10 Webster County, Virginia formed from Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph, and Greenbrier Counties. Braxton and Greenbrier gave only a small portion, probably at a later date. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 0 0 West Augusta County, Virginia formed from Augusta County. Extinguished in 1776.
1653 7 0 Westmoreland County, Virginia formed from Northumberland County and later King George County. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1846 1 10 Wetzel County, Virginia formed from Tyler County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1848 1 19 Wirt County, Virginia formed from Jackson and Wood Counties. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1856 2 16 Wise County, Virginia formed from Lee, Russell, and Scott Counties. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1798 12 22 Wood County, Virginia formed from Harrison and Kanawha Counties. Now part of West Virginia. Kanawha County gave only a small portion, probably at a later date. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1788 11 12 Woodford County, Virginia formed from Fayette County. Legislative enactment in 1788. Organized in 1789. Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1850 1 26 Wyoming County, Virginia was formed from Logan County. Now part of West Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1789 12 1 Wythe County, Virginia formed from Montgomery and Grayson Counties. Legislative enactment in 1789. Organized in 1790. Grayson County gave only small portions in 1824-1826, 1831-1832, 1839-1841, 1861-1862, and 1874-1875. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1776 11 6 Yohogania County, Virginia formed from District of West Augusta. Became part of Pennsylvania in 1786. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
1642 0 0 York County, Virginia formed from Charles River County (name change only). Legislative enactment in 1642. Organized in 1643. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
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1779 0 0 Alexandria, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1779 and incorporated as a city on 7 May 1852. Founded in 1748. Located in Fairfax and Arlington counties. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1890 0 0 Bedford City, Virginia name changed from Liberty, Virginia. Name shortened to Bedford in 1912. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1912 0 0 Bedford, Virginia, name shortened from Bedford City in 1912. Incorporated as a city on 31 Aug 1968. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1968 8 31 Bedford, Virginia incorporated as a city on 31 Aug 1968. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1852 0 0 Big Lick Virginia (later Roanoke) established in 1852. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1796 0 0 Boyd's Ferry (later South Boston), Virginia was established in 1796. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1890 0 0 Bristol, Virginia incorporated as a city in 1890. Formerly called Goodson which was incorporated in 1856 and established in 1850. Located in Washington County. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1889 0 0 Buena Vista, Virginia established in 1889. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1890 0 0 Buena Vista, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1890. Incorporated as a city in 1892. Located in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Established in 1889. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1885 0 0 Central City, Virginia (later called Radford) established as a town in 1885. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1613 0 0 Charles City Point (later called Hopewell) was established in 1613. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1762 0 0 Charlottesville, Virginia established in 1762. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1801 1 19 Charlottesville, Virginia incorporated on 19 January 1801. Established in 1762. County seat for Albemarle County. Incorporated as a city 1888. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1962 0 0 Chesapeake, Virginia chartered as independent city in 1962. Organized 1 January 1963. Formed from Norfolk County and independent city of South Norfolk, Virginia. Adjacent to the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.] [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1884 0 0 Clifton Forge, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1884. Chartered as an independent city in 1906. Located in Alleghany County, Virginia. Established in 1861 and known as Williamson's Station. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.] [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1928 0 0 Colonial Heights, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1926 and as a city in 1948. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.] Chartered as an independent city in 1928. Located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1818 0 0 Covington, Virginia established in 1818. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1833 0 0 Covington, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1833. Established in 1818 and incorporated as a city in 1952. County seat of Alleghany County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1952 0 0 Covington, Virginia chartered as an independent city in 1952. Formed from Monroe and Union Counties, West Virginia and from Fincastle and Botetourt Counties, Virginia. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1793 11 27 Danville, Virginia was established on 23 November 1793. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1830 0 0 Danville, Virginia incoporated as a town in 1830 and incoporated as a city in 1890. Established on 23 November 1793. Located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. North Danville (also known as Neapolis) added in 1896. Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1887 0 0 Emporia, Virginia was first incoporated as a town 1887 by the merger of Hicksford and Belfield. Charter revoked in 1888. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1896 0 0 Emporia, Virginia reincorporated as a town 1896. County seat of Greensville County. Incorporated as a city in 1967. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1805 1 14 Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia established 14 January 1805. Earlier called Providence. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1892 0 0 Fairfax, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1892. First called Providence and name shortened to Fairfax in 1859. Incorporated as a city in 1961. County seat of Fairfax County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1850 0 0 Falls Church, Virginia established in 1850. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1875 0 0 Falls Church, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1875 and incorporated as a city in 1948. Located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Established in 1850. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1645 0 0 Fort Henry, Virginia (later known was Petersburg) was established in 1645 as a garrison and trading post. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1876 0 0 Franklin, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1876 and incorporated as a city in 1961. Located in Southampton County, Virginia.
1727 0 0 Fredericksburg, Virginia established in 1727. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1782 0 0 Fredericksburg, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1782 and incorporated as a city in 1879. Located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1906 0 0 Galax, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1906 and incorporated as a city in 1953. Located in Carroll and Grayson Counties, Virginia. Originally named Bonaparte. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1850 0 0 Goodson, Virginia established in 1850. Later called Bristol and incroporated as a town in 1856. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1856 0 0 Goodson, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1856. Incorporated as a city in 1890 and renamed Bristol. Geographically located in Washington County. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1610 0 0 Hampton, Virginia was already an Indian village when founded as a village by the English in 1610. The English erected a trading post in Hampton in 1630. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1708 0 0 Hampton, Virginia designated a port in 1708. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1849 0 0 Hampton, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1849 and incorporated as a city in 1908. Established by an Act of Assembly in 1680. Elizabeth City County and the town of Phoebus merged with Hampton on 1 July 1952, englarging the size of the city of Hampton. Formerly established in 1680. Designated a port in 1708. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1952 7 1 Hampton, Virginia chartered on 1 July 1952 from all of Elizabeth City County, Virginia. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1780 0 0 Harrisonburg, Virginia was established in 1780. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1849 0 0 Harrisonburg, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1849 and incorporated as a city in 1916. Located in Rockingham County, Virginia. Established in 1780. A portion of Rockingham County was annexed in 1982. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1916 0 0 Harrisonburg, Virginia was incorporated as a city in 1916. It was annexed in 1982. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1916 7 1 Hopewell, Virginia was incorporated as a city on 1 July 1916. Originally called Charles City Point. Established in 1613 and called City point until 1913. Located in Prince George County, Virginia. Portions of Prince George County were annexed in 1952 and 1969. Hopewell, Virginia chartered 1 July 1916 as an independent city. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.] [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1778 0 0 Lexington, Virginia was established in 1778 as the county seat for Rockbridge County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1874 0 0 Lexington, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1874 and became a city on 1 Jan 1966 by court order. Located in Rockbridge County, Virginia and established in 1778. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1839 0 0 Liberty, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1839. Located in Bedford County, Virginia. Name changed to Bedford City in 1890. Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1786 0 0 Lynchburg, Virginia was established in 1786. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1805 1 10 Lynchburg, Virginia was incorporated as a town on 1 January 1805 and incorporated as a city in 1852. Located in Campbell County, Virginia. Portions of Bedford and Campbell Counties, Virginia were annexed in 1976. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1955 0 0 Manassas Park, Virginia established as outgrowth of Manassas, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1957 0 0 Manassas Park, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1957. Established in 1955. Became a city in 1975 as a result of a court order. Located in Prince William County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1874 0 0 Manassas, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1874. In 1852 it was the junction of the Manassas Gap Railroad and the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Located in Prince William County, Virginia and its county seat. In 1975 it became a city by court order. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1874 0 0 Manchester, Virginia chartered as an independent city in 1874. Merged with Richmond (city) in 1910. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1791 0 0 Martinsville, Virginia established in 1791. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1873 0 0 Martinsville, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1873. Established in 1791. Located in Henry County, Virginia and its county seat. Incorporated as a city in 1928. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1632 0 0 Middle Plantation, Virginia (later called Williamsburg) established in 1632/33. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1972 7 0 Nansemond, Virginia incorported as an independent city in July 1972. Merged with the city of Suffolk on 1 January 1974. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1880 0 0 Newport News, Virginia was established in 1880. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1896 1 16 Newport News incorporated as a city on 16 January 1896. Established in 1880. On 1 July 1958, the cities of Warwick and Newport News were consilidated. Newport News was located in Warwick County until 1952, when Warwick County became the city of Warwick. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1957 0 0 Newport News, Virginia chartered in 1957 from Warwick, Virginia. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1680 0 0 Norfolk, Virginia established in 1680. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1736 0 0 Norfolk, Virginia incorporated as a borough in 1736. Established in 1680 and incorporated as a city in 1845. Berkeley, Virginia was annexed in 1906. Norfolk was located in Norfolk County, Virginia until 1963 when Norfolk County and the city of South Norfolk merged to become the city of Chesapeake. Norfolk is adjacent to the independent cities of Chesapeake and Portsmouth. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1894 0 0 Norton, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1894 and incorporated as a city in 1954. First known as Prince's Flats. Located in Wise County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1784 0 0 Petersburg, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1784. Began in 1645 as a garrison and fur trading post and called Fort Henry. Later known as Peter's Point. Incorporated as a city in 1850. The towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were annexed in 1784. Portions of Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties were annexed in 1970. Petersburg was formed from Portions of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George Conties and sits at their junction. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1885 0 0 Poquoson, Virginia established as a post office circa 1885. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1952 0 0 Poquoson, Virginia incorporated as a town in 1952 and incorporated as a city in 1976. Located in York County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1752 0 0 Portsmouth, Virginia established in 1752. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1836 0 0 Portsmouth, Virginia incorporated as a town 1836 and incorporated as a city in 1858. Established in 1752. Located in Norfolk County until 1963 when Norfolk County and South Norfolk city merged to form the independent city, Chesapeake, Virginia. Adjacent to the independent cities of Chesapeake and Norfolk, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1887 0 0 Radford, Virginia (called Central City at the time) was incorporated as a town in 1887. Named changed to Radford in 1890. Incorporated as a city in 1892. Earlier names included Lovely Mounty, English Ferry, Ingle's Ferry, and Central Depot. Located in Montgomery County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1892 0 0 Radford, Virginia chartered as an independent city in 1892. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1737 0 0 Richmond, Virginia laid out in 1737. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1742 0 0 Richmond, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1742. Plans for the city were laid out in 1737. Incorporated as a city in 1782. It became the capital of Virginia in 1780 and served as the capital of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. Manchester was annexed in 1910 and Barton Heights, Fairmount, and Highland Park were annexed in 1914. A portion of Chesterfield County was annexed in 1970. It is located between Chesterfield and Henrico Counties, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1874 0 0 Roanoke, Virginia (Big Lick at the time) was incorporated as a town in 1874 and incorporated as a city in 1884. Established as Big Lick in 1852, it was renamed Roanoke in 1882. A portion of Roanoke County was annexed in 1976. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1806 1 6 Salem, Virginia established on 6 January 1806. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1836 0 0 Salem, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1836 and incorporated as a city in 1968. It was established on 6 January 1806. County Seat for Roanoke County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1884 0 0 South Boston, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1884 and incorporated as a city in 1960. First established on the south side of the Dan River in 1796 and named Boyd's Ferry. It was destroyed by floods and reestablished on the north side of the Dan River. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1919 0 0 South Norfolk, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1919 and incorporated as a city in 1921. Extinguished on 1 January 1963 when Norfolk County, Virginia and it merged to form the independent city of Chesapeake, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1921 0 0 South Norfolk, Virginia chartered as an independent city in 1921. Merged with Norfolk County in 1962 to form the city of Chesapeake, Virginia. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1748 0 0 Staunton, Virginia laid out. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1761 0 0 Staunton, Virginia established as a town in 1761. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1801 12 23 Staunton, Virginia incoporated as a town on 23 December 1801 and incorporated as a city in 1871. Laid out in 1748 as the site for the Augusta County courthouse. County seat of Augusta County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1808 1 5 Suffolk, Virginia was incorporated as a town on 5 January 1808 and incoprated as a city in 1910. Located in Nansemond County, Virginia until July 1972 when Nansemond County became the independent city of Nansemond. Suffolk and Nansemond were consilidated on 1 January 1974 as the city of Suffolk. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1906 0 0 Virginia Beach, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1906 and incorporated as a city in 1952. It was located in Princess Anne County until 1 January 1963 when Virginia Beach and Prince Anne were consilidated into the city of Virginia Beach. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1963 0 0 Virginia Beach, Virginia chartered in 1963 from all of Princess Anne County, Virginia. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]
1952 7 16 Warwick, Virginia chartered on 16 July 1952 from all of Warwick County, Virginia. Merged into city of Newport News in 1957. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.] [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1797 0 0 Waynesboro, Virginia laid out in 1797. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1801 1 8 Waynesboro, Virginia established as a town on 8 January 1801. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1834 0 0 Waynesboro, Virginia was incorporated as a town 1834. Established on 8 January 1801. Incorporated as a city on 31 December 1947. Merged with Basic City in 1923. Also called Teasville and Waynesborough in its early days. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1722 0 0 Williamsburg, Virginia chartered as an independent city in 1722. Established in 1632/33 and called Middle Plantation. When the capitol at Jamestown burned in 1698, the capitol was moved to Middle Planation. Renamed and established as Williamsburg in 1699. Located in James City and York Counties, Virginia. County seat for James City County. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990] [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1861 0 0 Williamson's Station, Virgina established in 1861. Later named Clifton Forge. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1752 0 0 Winchester, Virginia established in 1752. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]
1779 0 0 Winchester, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1779. Established in 1752 and first called Opequon and later Frederick's Town (Frederickstown). Incorporated as a city in 1874. Portion of Frederick County, Virginia annexed in 1970. County seat for Frederick County Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]


Timeline created by Karon M. Bosze, 1993 and revised 1996.
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VAWVCO is a timeline which gives the formation dates for Virginia counties, including present-day West Virginia, those counties in Kentucky which were formed while part of Virginia, and includes information on Virginia's independent cities. This is a very useful timeline for the VA/WV researchers among us!

Date conventions used: due to current limitations in the date field, if a county was formed in the January to March timeframe (before 1752 when the old style dates were in effect in the British colonies), the earlier year is used. And often the date given is the legislative enactment date.

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