Missing Counties of Virginia
Counties come, counties go. The General Assembly has created 166 counties since 1634, but
there are only 95 in Virginia now.
Virginia's counties were created to meet the needs of the English settlers, based on English laws
and customs. The native Americans had their own way of organizing their territories, and for all
we know one day the Martians may conquer the area and divvy up the spoils in yet a different
way. [You think the natives in 1607 considered the English immigrants to be any stranger than
we would consider Martians, if they landed out of the blue?]
Counties Now Extinct
Elizabeth City County***Fincastle***Lower Norfolk***Nansemond***New Norfolk***Norfolk***Princess Anne***Upper Norfolk***Warwick
Counties Now in Kentucky
Counties Now in West Virginia
There's also a good bibliography
of West Virginia county histories.
Counties Now in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and
And Then There are the Name Changes...
Alexandria***Charles River***Dunmore***Hartford***Lower Norfolk***Upper
Counties in Virginia