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

Bourbon***Fayette***Jefferson***Kentucky***Lincoln***Madison***Mason***Mercer***Ne lson***Woodford

Counties Now in West Virginia

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***PocahontasPreston***Putnam
Raleigh***Randolph***Ritchie***Roane
Taylor***Tucker***Tyler
Upshur
Wayne***Webster***Wetzel***Wirt***Wood***Wyoming

There's also a good bibliography of West Virginia county histories.

Counties Now in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Yohogania

Illinois

And Then There are the Name Changes...

Alexandria***Charles River***Dunmore***Hartford***Lower Norfolk***Upper Norfolk***Warrosquyoake

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