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Iberian Publishing Company's On-Line Catalog:
The Growth of Virginia, 1634-1895:
1841-1850



VA 1841-1850




























The flood tide of county formation developed during the 1840s, with the creation of seventeen counties in eight years as detailed below. Almost half of the new counties were derived from lands given up by three or more donors. Most activity continued to be on the Appalachian Plateau; but the last major unresolved zone east of the Blue Ridge was finalized with the creation of Appomattox from Buckingham, Prince Edward, Charlotte, and Campbell. This area remained fairly wild, and it was the natural last destination of the Army of Northern Virginia in 1865 for this reason.

1842 - Marion (Monongalia, Harrison)
1842 - Carroll (Grayson)
1842 - Wayne (Cabell)
1843 - Ritchie (Harrison, Lewis, Wood)
1843 - Barbour (Harrison, Lewis, Randolph)
1844 - Taylor (Harrison, Barbour, Marion)
1845 - Gilmer (Lewis, Kanawha)
1845 - Doddridge (Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis)
1845 - Appomattox (Buckingham, Prince Edward, Charlotte, Campbell)
1846 - Wetzel (Tyler)
1847 - Boone (Kanawha, Cabell, Logan)
1847 - Lands formerly in Fairfax county but ceded to the United States on formation of the District of Columbia were returned to become part of the City of Alexandria, March 13, 1847
1847 - Highland (Pendleton, Bath)
1848 - Hancock (Brooke)
1848 - Wirt (Wood, Jackson)
1848 - Putnam (Kanawha, Cabell, Mason)
1850 - Raleigh (Fayette)
1850 Wyoming (Logan)

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[adapted from Michael Doran, Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia, 1634-1895], available under General References


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