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'''The original counties of West Virginia'''
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In 1863, the following counties, formerly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, formed the newly created State of West Virginia:
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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.
  
Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Fayette_County Fayette], Gilmer, Grant, [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Greenbrier_County Greenbrier], Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.
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[[Berkeley County|Berkeley]] and [[Jefferson County|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]]
 
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Between 1866 and 1895, five additional counties were created by acts of the legislature:
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[http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Mineral_County Mineral County], from Hampshire County; [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Grant_County Grant County], from Hardy County; [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Lincoln_County Lincoln County], from parts of Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, and Boone Counties; [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Summers_County Summers County], from parts of Greenbrier, Monroe, Mercer, and Fayette County; and [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Mingo_County Mingo County], from Logan County.
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Latest revision as of 01:15, 1 December 2005


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