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Formation of Virginia Counties


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Formation of Current Virginia Counties

  1. ACCOMACK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 from Northampton County

  2. ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1744 from Goochland & Louisa Counties

  3. ALLEGHANY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1822 from Bath, Botetourt & Monroe Counties

  4. AMELIA COUNTY, VA - Created in 1734 from Brunswick & Prince George Counties

  5. AMHERST COUNTY, VA - Created in 1761 from Albemarle County

  6. APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VA - Created in 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte & Prince Edward Counties

  7. ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1847 from Fairfax County

  8. AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA - Created in 1738 from Orange County

  9. BATH COUNTY, VA - Created in 1790 from Augusta, Botetourt & Greenbrier Counties

  10. BEDFORD COUNTY, VA - Created in 1753 from Albemarle & Lunenburg Counties

  11. BLAND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1861 from Giles, Tazewell & Wythe Counties

  12. BOTETOURT COUNTY, VA - Created in 1769 from Augusta County

  13. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1720 from Isle of Wight, Prince George & Surry Counties

  14. BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA - Created in 1858 from Russell & Tazewell Counties

  15. BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA -- Created in 1761 from Albemarle County

  16. CAMPBELL COUNTY, VA - Created in 1781 from Bedford County

  17. CAROLINE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen & King William Counties

  18. CARROLL COUNTY, VA - Created in 1842 from Grayson & Patrick Counties

  19. CHARLES CITY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  20. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1764 from Lunenburg County

  21. CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA - Created in 1749 from Henrico County

  22. CLARKE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1836 from Frederick County

  23. CRAIG COUNTY, VA - Created in 1851 from Allegheny, Botetourt, Giles, Monroe, Montgomery & Roanoke Counties

  24. CULPEPER COUNTY, VA -Created in 1748 from Orange County

  25. CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1748 from Goochland County

  26. DICKENSON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1880 from Buchanan, Russell & Wise Counties

  27. DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1752 from Prince George County

  28. ELIZABETH CITY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  29. ESSEX COUNTY, VA - Created in 1692 from Old Rappahannock County

  30. FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA -Created in 1742 from Loudoun & Prince William Counties

  31. FAUQUIER COUNTY, VA -Created in 1759 from Prince William County

  32. FLOYD COUNTY, VA - Created in 1831 from Franklin & Montgomery Counties

  33. FLUVANNA COUNTY, VA - Created in 1777 from Albemarle County

  34. FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA - Created in 1785 from Bedford, Henry & Patrick Counties

  35. FREDERICK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1738 from Augusta & Orange Counties

  36. GILES COUNTY, VA - Created in 1806 from Craig, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Tazewell & Wythe Counties

  37. GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VA - Created in 1651 from York County

  38. GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1727 from Henrico County

  39. GRAYSON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1792 from Patrick& Wythe Counties

  40. GREENE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1838 from Orange County

  41. GREENSVILLE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1781 from Brunswick & Sussex Counties

  42. HALIFAX COUNTY, VA - Created in 1752 from Lunenburg County

  43. HANOVER COUNTY, VA - Created in 1720 from New Kent County

  44. HENRICO COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  45. HENRY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1776 from Patrick & Pittsylvania Counties

  46. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1847 from Bath & Pendleton Counties

  47. ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  48. JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  49. KING AND QUEEN COUNTY, VA - Created in 1691 from New Kent County

  50. KING GEORGE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1720 from Richmond & Westmoreland Counties

  51. KING WILLIAM COUNTY, VA - Created in 1701 from King and Queen County

  52. LANCASTER COUNTY, VA - Created in 1651 from Northumberland & York Counties

  53. LEE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1792 from Russell & Scott Counties

  54. LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA - Created in 1757 from Fairfax County

  55. LOUISA COUNTY, VA - Created in 1742 from Hanover County

  56. LUNENBURG COUNTY, VA - Created in 1746 from Brunswick County

  57. MADISON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1792 from Culpeper County

  58. MATHEWS COUNTY, VA - Created in 1790 from Gloucester County

  59. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VA - Created in 1764 from Lunenburg County

  60. MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VA - Created in 1673 from Lancaster County

  61. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1776 from Botetourt & Fincastle Counties

  62. NANSEMOND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1637 from Upper Norfolk County

  63. NELSON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1807 from Amherst County

  64. NEW KENT COUNTY, VA - Created in 1654 from York County

  65. NORFOLK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1636 from Lower Norfolk County

  66. NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  67. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1648 from Indian District of Chickacoan

  68. NOTTOWAY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1788 from Amelia County

  69. ORANGE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1734 from Spotsylvania County

  70. PAGE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1831 from Rockingham & Shenandoah Counties

  71. PATRICK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1791 from Henry County

  72. PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA - Created in 1766 from Halifax County

  73. POWHATAN COUNTY, VA - Created in 1777 from Chesterfield & Cumberland Counties

  74. PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VA - Created in 1753 from Amelia County

  75. PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1702 from Charles City County

  76. PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA - Created in 1730 from King George & Stafford Counties

  77. PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1636 from Lower Norfolk County

  78. PULASKI COUNTY, VA - Created in 1839 from Montgomery & Wythe Counties

  79. RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY, VA -Created in 1833 from Culpeper County

  80. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1692 from Rappahannock County

  81. ROANOKE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1838 from Botetourt & Montgomery Counties

  82. ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1778 from Augusta & Botetourt Counties

  83. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA - Created in 1778 from Augusta County

  84. RUSSELL COUNTY, VA - Created in 1785 from Washington County

  85. SCOTT COUNTY, VA - Created in 1814 from Lee, Russell & Washington Counties

  86. SHENANDOAH COUNTY, VA - Created in 1772 from Frederick County as Dunmore County; name changed in 1778

  87. SMYTH COUNTY, VA - Created in 1832 from Washington & Wythe Counties

  88. SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1749 from Isle of Wight & Nansemond Counties

  89. SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA - Created in 1720 from Essex, King and Queen & King William Counties

  90. STAFFORD COUNTY, VA - Created in 1664 from Westmoreland County

  91. SURRY COUNTY, VA - Created in 1652 from James City County Census

  92. SUSSEX COUNTY, VA - Created in 1753 from Surry County

  93. TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA - Created in 1799 from Russell & Wythe Counties

  94. WARREN COUNTY, VA - Created in 1836 from Frederick & Shenandoah Counties

  95. WARWICK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as an original shire

  96. WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA - Created in 1776 from Fincastle & Montgomery Counties

  97. WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VA - Created in 1653 from Northumberland County

  98. WISE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1856 from Lee, Russell & Scott Counties

  99. WYTHE COUNTY, VA - Created in 1789 from Montgomery County

  100. YORK COUNTY, VA - Created in 1634 as Charles River County


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