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Category:West Virginia Counties

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Fifty-five counties make up the State of West Virginia. A "county" in West Virginia is a political unit governed by a county commission that represent a number of "magesterial districts" within. The boundaries of most West Virginia counties follow streams and ridges.

Berkeley and Jefferson counties were not included in West Virginia at the time of its admission, in 1863, as a new state into the Union. See: How Berkeley and Jefferson Counties became a part of West Virginia