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CountyDate
Formed
Created
by Law
Parent CountyCounty Seat
Accomack 1663 n/a Northampton Accomac
Albemarle 1744 1744 Goochland Charlottesville
City of Alexandria . . . Independent City
Alleghany 1822 1822 Bath, Botetourt, Monroe(WVA) Covington
Amelia 1735 1734 Brunswick, Prince George Amelia
Amherst 1761 1761 Albemarle Amherst
Appomattox 1845 1845 Buckingham, Prince Edward, Charlotte, Campbell Appomattox
Arlington 1801 1801 DC, Fairfax (Alexandria Co. until 1920) Arlington
Augusta 1745 1738 Orange Staunton
Bath 1791 1790 Augusta, Botetourt & Greenbrier (now WV) Warm Springs
Bedford 1754 1753 Lunenburg Bedford
Bland 1861 1861 Giles, Tazewell, Wythe Bland
Botetourt 1770 1769 Augusta Fincastle
Brunswick 1732 1720 Prince George Lawrenceville
Buchanan 1858 1858 Tazewell, Russell Grundy
Buckingham 1761 1761 Albemarle Buckingham
Campbell 1782 1781 Bedford Rustburg
Caroline 1728 1727 Essex, King and Queen, King William Bowling Green
Carroll 1842 1842 Grayson Hillsville
Charles City 1634 . Charles City
Charlotte 1765 1764 Lunenburg Charlotte
Chesterfield 1749 1749 Henrico Chesterfield Courthouse
Clarke 1836 1836 Frederick Berryville
Craig 1851 1851 Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles, Monroe New Castle
Culpeper 1749 1748 Orange Culpeper
Cumberland 1749 1748 Goochland Cumberland
Dickenson 1880 1880 Buchanan, Russell, Wise Clintwood
Dinwiddie 1752 1752 Prince George Dinwiddie
Elizabeth City 1634 . Hampton
Essex 1692 1692 old Rappahannock Tappahannock
Fairfax 1742 1742 Prince William City of Fairfax
Fauquier 1759 1759 Prince William Warrenton
Floyd 1831 1831 Montgomery Floyd
Fluvanna 1777 1777 Albemarle Palmyra
Franklin 1786 1785 Bedford, Henry Rocky Mount
Frederick 1743 1738 Orange Winchester
Fredericksburg (City) 1721 . Essex, King William, King and Queen Independent City
Giles 1806 1806 Montgomery, Tazewell, Monroe (now WV) Pearisburg
Gloucester 1651 n/a York Gloucester
Goochland 1728 1727 Henrico Goochland
Grayson 1793 1792 Wythe Independence
Greene 1838 1838 Orange Stanardsville
Greensville 1781 1780 Brunswick Emporia
Halifax 1752 1752 Lunenburg Halifax
Hanover 1721 1720 New Kent Hanover
Henrico 1634 . Richmond
Henry 1777 1776 Pittsylvania Martinsville
Highland 1847 1847 Bath (VA), Pendleton (now WV) Monterey
Isle of Wight 1634 . Originally Warrosquyoake Co, renamed in 1637 Isle of Wight
James City 1634 . See New Kent County Williamsburg
King and Queen 1691 1691 New Kent King and Queen
King George 1721 1720 Richmond King George
King William 1702 1701 King and Queen King William
Lancaster 1651 n/a Northumberland, York Lancaster
Lee 1793 1792 Russell Jonesville
Loudoun 1757 1757 Fairfax Leesburg
Louisa 1742 1742 Hanover Louisa
Lunenburg 1746 1746 Brunswick Lunenburg Courthouse
Madison 1793 1792 Culpeper Madison
Martinsville (City) 1873 . Henry Independent City
Mathews 1791 1790 Gloucester Mathews
Mecklenburg 1765 1764 Lunenburg Boydton
Middlesex c1699 n/a Lancaster Saluda
Montgomery 1777 1776 Fincastle (abolished county formed from Botetourt) Christiansburg
Nansemond . . . Now City of Suffolk
Nelson 1808 1807 Amherst Lovingston
New Kent 1654 n/a York New Kent
Norfolk 1691 1691 Lower Norfolk County, Now City of Chesapeake
Originally, Portsmouth
Northampton 1634 . Originally Accawmack Co, renamed in 1642-43 Eastville
Northumberland c1645 1648 (Informally a county 1645-1648), Chickacoan District Heathsville
Nottoway 1789 1788 Amelia Nottaway
Orange 1734 1734 Spotsylvania Orange
Page 1831 1831 Rockingham, Shenandoah Luray
Patrick 1791 1790 Henry Stuart
City of Petersburg 1850 . Dinwiddie, Pr. George, Chesterfield Independent City
Pittsylvania 1767 1766 Halifax Chatham
City of Poquoson 1952 . York Independent City
Powhatan 1777 1777 Cumberland Powhatan
Prince Edward 1754 1753 Amelia Farmville
Prince George 1703 1702 Charles City Prince George
Prince William 1731 1730 King George, Stafford Manassas
Princess Anne 1691 1691 now City of Virginia Beach .
Pulaski 1839 1839 Montgomery, Wythe Pulaski
Rappahannock 1833 1833 Culpeper Washington
Richmond City 1782 . Henrico Independent City
Richmond 1692 1692 old Rappahannock Warsaw
Roanoke 1838 1838 Botetourt Salem
Roanoke (City) 1874 . Roanoke Independent City
Rockbridge 1778 1778 Augusta, Botetourt Lexington
Rockingham 1778 1778 Augusta Harrisonburg
Russell 1786 1786 Washington Lebanon
Salem (City) 1836 . Roanoke Independent City
Scott 1814 1814 Lee, Russell, Washington Gate City
Shenandoah 1772 1772 Frederick (Originally Dunmore Co, renamed in 1778) Woodstock
Smyth 1832 1832 Washington, Wythe Marion
Southampton 1749 1749 Isle of Wight Courtland
Spotsylvania 1721 1720 Essex, King William, King and Queen Spotsylvania
Stafford 1664 n/a Westmoreland Stafford
Surry 1652 n/a James City Surry
Sussex 1754 1753 Surry Sussex
Tazewell 1800 1799 Russell, Wythe Tazewell
Warren 1836 1836 Frederick, Shenandoah Front Royal
Warwick 1634 . now City of Newport News (Originally Warwick River Co, renamed in 1642-43) Independent City
Washington 1777 1776 Fincastle (abolished county formed from Botetourt) Abingdon
Westmoreland 1653 n/a Northumberland Montross
Wise 1856 1856 Lee, Russell, Scott Wise
Wythe 1790 1789 Montgomery Wytheville
York 1634 . Originally Charles River Co, renamed in 1642-43 Yorktown


WVGenWeb (West Virginia) has the former VA counties of:
Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, McDowell, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming

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