West Virginia County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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Name of County Date Formed Boundary
Changes
Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Barbour 1843 Mar 03 Details Harrison, Lewis, Randolph Taylor 1844, Upshur 1851
Berkeley 1772 Feb 10 Details Frederick (Virginia) Jefferson 1801, Morgan 1820
Boone 1847 Mar 11 Details Kanawha, Cabell, Logan Lincoln 1867
Braxton 1836 Jan 15 Details Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas Clay 1858, Webster 1860
Brooke 1796 Nov 30 Details Ohio Hancock 1848
Cabell 1809 Jan 02 Details Kanawha Boone 1847, Lincoln 1867, Logan 1824, Putnam 1848, Wayne 1842
Calhoun 1856 Mar 05 Details Gilmer none
Clay 1858 Mar 29 Details Braxton, Nicholas none
Doddridge 1845 feb 04 Details Harrison, Tyler, Richie, Lewis none
Fayette 1831 Feb 28 Details Kanawha, Greenbrier, Logan Raleigh 1850
Gilmer 1845 Feb 03 Details Lewis, Kanawha Calhoun 1856, Roane 1856
Grant 1866 Feb 14 Details Hardy none
Greenbrier 1777 Oct 20 Details (Virginia) Fayette 1831, Kanawha 1788, Monroe 1799, Nicholas 1818, Summers 1871
Hampshire 1753 Dec 13 Details Frederick, Augusta (Virginia) Hardy 1785, Mineral 1865, Morgan 1820
Hancock 1848 Jan 15 Details Brooke none
Hardy 1785 Oct 17 Details Hampshire Grant 1866, Pendleton 1787
Harrison 1784 May 03 Details Monongalia Barbour 1843, Doddridge 1845, Lewis 1816, Marion 1842, Randolph 1786, Ritchie 1843, Taylor 1844, Wood 1798
Jackson 1831 Mar 01 Details Kanawha,Mason, Wood Roane 1856, Wirt 1848
Jefferson 1801 Jan 08 Details Berkeley none
Kanawha 1788 Nov 14 Details Greenbrier Boone 1847, Braxton 1836, Cabell 1809, Fayette 1831, Gilmer 1845, Jackson 1831, Lincoln 1867, Logan 1824, Mason 1804, Nicholas 1818, Putnam 1848, Roane 1856
Lewis 1816 Dec 18 Details Harrison Barbour 1843, Braxton 1836, Doddridge 1845, Gilmer 1845, Ritchie 1843, Upshur 1851
Lincoln 1867 Feb 23 Details Boone, Cabell, Kanawha none
Logan 1824 Jan 12 Details Kanawha, Cabell Boone 1847, Fayette 1831, Mingo 1895, Wyoming 1850
Marion 1842 Jan 14 Details Harrison, Monongalia Taylor 1844
Marshall 1835 Mar 12 Details Ohio none
Mason 1804 Jan 02 Details Kanawha Jackson 1831, Putnam 1848
McDowell 1858 Feb 20 Details Tazewell (Virginia) none
Mercer 1837 Mar 17 Details Giles, Tazewell (Virginia) Summers 1871
Mineral 1866 Feb 01 Details Hampshire none
Mingo 1895 Jan 30 Details Logan none
Monongalia 1776 Oct 07 Details West Augusta District Harrison 1784, Marion 1842, Preston 1818
Monroe 1799 Jan 14 Details Greenbrier Summers 1871
Morgan 1820 Feb 09 Details Berkeley, Hampshire none
Nicholas 1818 Jan 30 Details Greenbrier, Kanawha Braxton 1836, Clay 1858, Webster 1860
Ohio 1776 Oct 07 Details West Augusta District Brooke 1796, Marshall 1835, Tyler 1814
Pendleton 1787 Dec 04 Details Hardy Pocahontas 1821
Pleasants 1851 Mar 29 Details Ritchie, Tyler, Wood none
Pocahontas 1821 Dec 21 Details Pendleton, Randolph none
Preston 1818 Jan 19 Details Monongalia Taylor 1844
Putnam 1848 Mar 11 Details Kanawha, Mason, Cabell none
Raleigh 1850 Jan 23 Details Fayette none
Randolph 1786 Oct 16 Details Harrison Barbour 1843, Pocahonts 1821, Tucker 1856, Upshur 1851
Ritchie 1843 Feb 18 Details Harrison, Lewis, Wood Doddridge 1845, Pleasants 1851
Roane 1856 Mar 11 Details Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer none
Summers 1871 Feb 27 Details Greenbrier, Monroe, Mercer none
Taylor 1844 Jan 19 Details Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Preston none
Tucker 1856 Mar 07 Details Randolph none
Tyler 1814 Dec 06 Details Ohio Doddridge 1845, Pleasants 1851, Wetzel 1846
Upshur 1851 Mar 26 Details Randolph, Barbour, Lewis none
Wayne 1842 Jan 18 Details Cabell none
Webster 1860 Jan 10 Details Braxton, Nicholas none
Wetzel 1846 Jan 10 Details Tyloer none
Wirt 1848 Jan 19 Details Wood, Jackson none
Wood 1798 Dec 21 Details Harrison Jackson 1831, Pleasants 1851, Wirt 1848, Ritchie 1843
Wyoming 1850 Jan 26 Details Logan none
Yohogania 1776 Oct 07 Details West Augusta District border settled with Pennsylvania

References

  1. [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/West_Virginia/viewer.htm West_Virginia Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.