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Formation of West Virginia Counties

The area now known as West Virginia was part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863.

County Formed Date Counties from which formed
Barbour 1843 Harrison, Lewis, Randolph
Berkeley 1772 Frederick
Boone 1847 Cabel, Kanawha, Logan
Braxton 1836 Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas
Brooke 1797 Ohio
Cabell 1809 Kanawha
Calhoun 1856 Gilmer
Clay 1858 Braxton, Nicholas
Doddridge 1845 Harrison, Lewis Ritchie, Tyler
Fayette 1831 Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan & Nicholas
Gilmer 1845 Kanawha, Lewis
Grant 1866 Hardy
Greenbrier 1778 Botetourt, Montgomery
Hampshire 1754 Augusta, Frederick
Hancock 1848 Brooke
Hardy 1786 Hampshire
Harrison 1784 Monongalia
Jackson 1831 Kanahwa, Mason, Wood
Jefferson 1801 Berkeley
Kanawha 1788 Greenbrier & Montgomery
Lewis 1816 Harrison
Lincoln 1867 Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Putnam
Logan 1824 Cabell, Giles, Kanawha, Tazwell
Marion 1842 Harrison, Monongalia
Marshall 1835 Ohio
Mason 1804 Kanawha
Mercer 1837 Giles, Tazewell
Mineral 1866 Hampshire
Mingo 1895 Logan
Monongalia 1776 West Augusta District
Monroe 1799 Greenbrier
Morgan 1820 Berkeley, Hampshire
McDowell 1858 Tazewell
Nicholas 1818 Greenbrier, Kanawha, Randolph
Ohio 1776 West Augusta District
Pendleton 1788 Augusta, Hardy, Rockingham
Pleasants 1851 Ritchie, Tyler, Wood
Pocahontas 1821 Bath, Pendleton, Randolph
Preston 1818 Monongalia
Putnam 1848 Cabell, Kanawha, Mason
Raleigh 1850 Fayette
Randolph 1787 Harrison
Ritchie 1843 Harrison, Lewis, Wood
Roane 1856 Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha
Summers 1871 Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe
Taylor 1844 Barbour, Harrison, Marion
Tucker 1856 Randolph
Tyler 1814 Ohio
Upshur 1851 Barbour, Lewis, Randolph
Wayne 1842 Cabell
Webster 1860 Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph
Wetzel 1846 Tyler
Wirt 1848 Jackson, Wood
Wood 1798 Harrison
Wyoming 1850 Logan

*Boldface denotes Virginia counties.


Compiled from documents supplied by Archives and History of West Virginia.
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