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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.

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