West Virginia: Individual County Chronologies

West Virginia Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Historical Compiler; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant.

Copyright The Newberry Library 2003

[Note: Full chronologies and maps for all counties, both in Virginia and in West Virginia, before 20 June 1863 are in the section on Virginia]


BARBOUR

03 Mar 1843
BARBOUR created by Virginia from HARRISON, LEWIS, and RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 53, sec. 1/pp. 37-40)
19 Jan 1844
BARBOUR lost to creation of TAYLOR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1843-1844, ch. 44, sec. 1/pp. 34-37)
26 Mar 1851
BARBOUR lost to creation of UPSHUR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Robinson, 88; Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 23-25)
20 Jun 1863
BARBOUR separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
07 Feb 1871
BARBOUR lost to TUCKER. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 12, sec. 1/pp. 1920)
16 Feb 1871
Boundary between BARBOUR and HARRISON clarified [no discernible change]. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 49, sec. 1/p. 68)

BERKELEY

15 May 1772
BERKELEY created by Virginia from FREDERICK (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 8:597-599)
26 Oct 1801
BERKELEY lost to creation of JEFFERSON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:271-272)
09 Feb 1820
BERKELEY lost to creation of MORGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 34, sec. 1/pp. 27-28)
05 Aug 1863
BERKELEY separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (U.S. Rpts., 78:39 [Wallace, vol. 11]; U.S. Stat., vol. 14, res. 12[1866]/p. 350; W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 35, sec. 1/pp. 3335)

BOONE

11 Mar 1847
BOONE created by Virginia from CABELL, KANAWHA, and LOGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 55, sec. 1/pp. 49-52)
20 Jun 1863
BOONE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
23 Feb 1867
BOONE lost to creation of LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 7679)
20 Jul 1868
BOONE gained from LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 68/pp. 5051)
27 Jul 1868
BOONE lost to LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 92/pp. 6364)

BRAXTON

15 Jan 1836
BRAXTON created by Virginia from KANAWHA, LEWIS, NICHOLAS, and RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1835-1836, ch. 18, sec. 1/pp. 18-20)
16 Mar 1849
BRAXTON gained from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1848-1849, ch. 64, sec. 1/p. 30)
29 Mar 1858
BRAXTON lost to creation of CLAY. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1857-1858, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 158, sec. 1/pp. 111-113; W. Va. Acts 1863, ch. 64, sec. 1/p. 61)
10 Jan 1860
BRAXTON lost to creation of WEBSTER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1859-1860, ch. 47, sec. 1/pp. 151-157)
20 Jun 1863
BRAXTON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

BROOKE

01 May 1797
BROOKE created by Virginia from OHIO. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:54-55)
01 Jan 1820
Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including BROOKE [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 66)
15 Jan 1848
BROOKE lost to creation of HANCOCK. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 58, sec. 1/pp. 30-34)
20 Jun 1863
BROOKE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

CABELL

02 Jan 1809
CABELL created by Virginia from KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1808-1809, ch. 45, sec. 1/pp. 44-46)
01 Jan 1820
Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including CABELL [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 66)
12 Jan 1824
CABELL lost to creation of LOGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 11, sec. 1/pp. 20-21)
26 Jan 1830
CABELL lost to LOGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1829-1830, ch. 118, sec. 1/p. 117)
18 Jan 1842
CABELL lost to creation of WAYNE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1841-1842, ch. 60, sec. 1/pp. 36-38)
11 Mar 1847
CABELL lost to creation of BOONE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 55, sec. 1/pp. 49-52)
11 Mar 1848
CABELL lost to creation of PUTNAM. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-38)
12 Mar 1850
CABELL lost to PUTNAM. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 24-25)
20 Jun 1863
CABELL separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
23 Feb 1867
CABELL lost to creation of LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 7679)
27 Jul 1868
CABELL lost to LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 92/pp. 6364)
26 Feb 1869
CABELL gained from LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1869, 7th sess., ch. 56, secs. 12, 8/pp. 3436)

CALHOUN

05 Mar 1856
CALHOUN created by Virginia from GILMER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 108, sec. 1/pp. 90-91)
20 Jun 1863
CALHOUN separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
23 May 1883
CALHOUN gained small area from GILMER [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1883, 16th sess., ch. 35, sec. 1/pp. 5253)

CLAY

29 Mar 1858
CLAY created by Virginia from BRAXTON, NICHOLAS, and a small part of KANAWHA [KANAWHA not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1857-1858, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 158, sec. 1/pp. 111-113; W. Va. Acts 1863, ch. 64, sec. 1/p. 61)
20 Jun 1863
CLAY separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

DODDRIDGE

04 Feb 1845
DODDRIDGE created by Virginia from HARRISON, LEWIS, and RITCHIE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 42, sec. 1/pp. 42-45)
20 Jun 1863
DODDRIDGE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

FAYETTE

28 Feb 1831
FAYETTE created by Virginia from GREENBRIER, KANAWHA, LOGAN, and NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 70, sec. 1/pp. 134-136)
04 Apr 1831
FAYETTE exchanged with GREENBRIER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 71, sec. 1/p. 136)
23 Feb 1833
FAYETTE lost to GREENBRIER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1832-1833, ch. 75, sec. 1/pp. 47-48)
29 Mar 1839
FAYETTE lost to KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1839, Jan. sess., ch. 51, sec. 1/p. 33)
23 Jan 1850
FAYETTE lost to creation of RALEIGH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 24, sec. 1/pp. 19-21)
21 Mar 1850
FAYETTE gained from KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 25-26)
20 Jun 1863
FAYETTE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
27 Feb 1871
FAYETTE lost to creation of SUMMERS. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 134, sec. 1/pp. 178180)

GILMER

03 Feb 1845
GILMER created by Virginia from KANAWHA and LEWIS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 43, sec. 1/pp. 45-49)
05 Mar 1856
GILMER lost to creation of CALHOUN; GILMER temporarily divided into two parts. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 108, sec. 1/pp. 90-91)
11 Mar 1856
GILMER lost to creation of ROANE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 109, sec. 1/pp. 91-94)
20 Jun 1863
GILMER separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
08 Oct 1863
GILMER lost small area to RITCHIE to accommodate local landowner [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 5960)
23 May 1883
GILMER lost small area to CALHOUN [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1883, 16th sess., ch. 35, sec. 1/pp. 5253)

GRANT

14 Feb 1866
GRANT created from HARDY. (W. Va. Acts 1866, 4th sess., ch. 29, sec. 1/pp. 1719)

GREENBRIER

01 Mar 1778
GREENBRIER created by Virginia from BOTETOURT (Va.) and MONTGOMERY (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 9:420-424)
01 Oct 1789
GREENBRIER lost to creation of KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:670-672)
01 May 1791
GREENBRIER lost to creation of BATH (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 13:165-167)
05 Dec 1795
GREENBRIER lost to KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 1:388-389)
01 May 1799
GREENBRIER lost to creation of MONROE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:168-169)
30 Jan 1818
GREENBRIER lost to creation of NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 33, sec. 1/pp. 34-35)
28 Dec 1824
GREENBRIER lost to POCAHONTAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1824-1825, ch. 63, sec. 1/pp. 73-74)
29 Jan 1827
GREENBRIER gained from MONROE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1826-1827, ch. 50/p. 41)
28 Feb 1831
GREENBRIER lost to creation of FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 70, sec. 1/pp. 134-136)
04 Apr 1831
GREENBRIER exchanged with FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 71, sec. 1/p. 136)
23 Feb 1833
GREENBRIER gained from FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1832-1833, ch. 75, sec. 1/pp. 47-48)
20 Jun 1863
GREENBRIER separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
27 Feb 1871
GREENBRIER lost to creation of SUMMERS. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 134, sec. 1/pp. 178180)
19 Apr 1882
GREENBRIER lost to WEBSTER. (W. Va. Acts 1882, January adj. sess., ch. 5, sec. 1/p. 6)

HAMPSHIRE

01 May 1754
HAMPSHIRE created by Virginia from AUGUSTA (Va.) and FREDERICK (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 6:376-379)
08 Nov 1776
HAMPSHIRE gained from West Augusta District, lost to creation of MONONGALIA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Cappon, Petchenik, and Long, 93; Hening, 9:262-274)
01 Mar 1778
HAMPSHIRE gained from AUGUSTA (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 9:420-424)
01 Feb 1786
HAMPSHIRE lost to creation of HARDY. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:86-88)
04 Dec 1787
HAMPSHIRE gained from HARDY. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:597)
09 Feb 1820
HAMPSHIRE lost to creation of MORGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 34, sec. 1/pp. 27-28)
01 Mar 1821
Boundary between HAMPSHIRE and MORGAN clarified [no change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1820-1821, ch. 102, sec. 1/pp. 120-121)
20 Jun 1863
HAMPSHIRE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
01 Feb 1866
HAMPSHIRE lost to creation of MINERAL. (W. Va. Acts 1866, 4th sess., ch. 7, sec. 1/pp. 78)
01 Jan 1869
HAMPSHIRE lost to MINERAL (repealed 8 February 1872). (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 86, secs. 1, 5/pp. 8485)
08 Feb 1872
HAMPSHIRE gained from MINERAL (repealed act of 1 January 1869). (W. Va. Acts 1872, 10th sess., ch. 13/p. 19)

HANCOCK

15 Jan 1848
HANCOCK created by Virginia from BROOKE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 58, sec. 1/pp. 30-34)
20 Jun 1863
HANCOCK separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

HARDY

01 Feb 1786
HARDY created by Virginia from HAMPSHIRE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:86-88)
04 Dec 1787
HARDY lost to HAMPSHIRE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:597)
01 May 1788
HARDY lost to creation of PENDLETON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:637-638)
20 Jun 1863
HARDY separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
14 Feb 1866
HARDY lost to creation of GRANT. (W. Va. Acts 1866, 4th sess., ch. 29, sec. 1/pp. 1719)

HARRISON

20 Jul 1784
HARRISON created by Virginia from MONONGALIA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 11:366-368)
01 May 1787
HARRISON lost to creation of RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:393-395)
01 May 1799
HARRISON lost to creation of WOOD. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:170-171)
01 Jan 1800
HARRISON gained from MONONGALIA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:203)
02 Jan 1802
HARRISON gained from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:345-346)
01 May 1805
HARRISON gained from OHIO. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 3:174-175)
18 Dec 1816
HARRISON lost to creation of LEWIS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1816-1817, ch. 85, sec. 1/pp. 152-153)
14 Jan 1842
HARRISON lost to creation of MARION. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1841-1842, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-36)
18 Feb 1843
HARRISON lost to creation of RITCHIE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 52, sec. 1/pp. 35-37)
03 Mar 1843
HARRISON lost to creation of BARBOUR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 53, sec. 1/pp. 37-40)
19 Jan 1844
HARRISON lost to creation of TAYLOR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1843-1844, ch. 44, sec. 1/pp. 34-37)
04 Feb 1845
HARRISON lost to creation of DODDRIDGE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 42, sec. 1/pp. 42-45)
20 Jun 1863
HARRISON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
09 Oct 1863
HARRISON lost small area to TAYLOR to accommodate local landowners [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 62, sec. 1/p. 60)
16 Feb 1871
Boundary between HARRISON and BARBOUR clarified [no discernible change]. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 49, sec. 1/p. 68)

JACKSON

01 Mar 1831
JACKSON created by Virginia from KANAWHA, MASON, and WOOD. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 73, sec. 1/pp. 138-140)
19 Jan 1848
JACKSON lost to creation of WIRT. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 60, sec. 1/pp. 38-41)
16 Feb 1853
JACKSON gained from WIRT. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1852-1853, ch. 151, sec. 1/p. 130)
11 Mar 1856
JACKSON lost to creation of ROANE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 109, sec. 1/pp. 91-94)
20 Jun 1863
JACKSON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
13 Feb 1867
JACKSON gained from MASON. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 4041)
25 Jul 1927
JACKSON lost small area to KANAWHA [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1927, 38th sess., ch. 156/pp. 336338)

JEFFERSON

26 Oct 1801
JEFFERSON created by Virginia from BERKELEY. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:271-272)
02 Nov 1863
JEFFERSON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (U.S. Rpts., 78:39 [Wallace, vol. 11]; U.S. Stat., vol. 14, res. 12[1866]/p. 350; W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 90, sec. 1/pp. 103105)
13 Mar 1998
Boundary between JEFFERSON and LOUDOUN (Va.) clarified [no discernible change]. (W. Va. Acts 1994, 71st leg., ch. 15/pp. 4648; W. Va. Acts 1998, 73d leg., ch. 74/pp. 338339; Va. Acts 1998, ch. 123/pp. 213214)

KANAWHA

01 Oct 1789
KANAWHA created by Virginia from GREENBRIER and MONTGOMERY (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:670-672)
05 Dec 1795
KANAWHA gained from GREENBRIER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 1:388-389)
30 Dec 1800
KANAWHA lost to WOOD. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:263)
01 May 1804
KANAWHA lost to creation of MASON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 3:77-78)
02 Jan 1809
KANAWHA lost to creation of CABELL. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1808-1809, ch. 45, sec. 1/pp. 44-46)
27 Jan 1817
KANAWHA exchanged with MASON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1816-1817, ch. 89, sec. 1/p. 157)
30 Jan 1818
KANAWHA lost to creation of NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 33, sec. 1/pp. 34-35)
07 Jan 1824
Boundary between KANAWHA and MASON clarified [no discernible change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 75, sec. 1/p. 81)
12 Jan 1824
KANAWHA lost to creation of LOGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 11, sec. 1/pp. 20-21)
23 Jan 1824
KANAWHA lost to NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 80)
26 Jan 1830
KANAWHA lost to LOGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1829-1830, ch. 118, sec. 1/p. 117)
28 Feb 1831
KANAWHA lost to creation of FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 70, sec. 1/pp. 134-136)
01 Mar 1831
KANAWHA lost to creation of JACKSON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 73, sec. 1/pp. 138-140)
15 Jan 1836
KANAWHA lost to creation of BRAXTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1835-1836, ch. 18, sec. 1/pp. 18-20)
29 Mar 1839
KANAWHA gained from FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1839, Jan. sess., ch. 51, sec. 1/p. 33)
03 Feb 1845
KANAWHA lost to creation of GILMER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 43, sec. 1/pp. 45-49)
11 Mar 1847
KANAWHA lost to creation of BOONE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 55, sec. 1/pp. 49-52)
11 Mar 1848
KANAWHA lost to creation of PUTNAM. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-38)
12 Mar 1850
KANAWHA lost to PUTNAM. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 24-25)
21 Mar 1850
KANAWHA lost to FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 25-26)
11 Mar 1856
KANAWHA lost to creation of ROANE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 109, sec. 1/pp. 91-94)
29 Mar 1858
KANAWHA lost small area to creation of CLAY [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1857-1858, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 158, sec. 1/pp. 111-113; W. Va. Acts 1863, ch. 64, sec. 1/p. 61)
20 Jun 1863
KANAWHA separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
23 Feb 1867
KANAWHA lost to creation of LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 7679)
27 Jul 1868
KANAWHA exchanged with LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 92/pp. 6364)
25 Jul 1927
KANAWHA gained small area from JACKSON [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1927, 38th sess., ch. 156/pp. 336338)
08 Mar 1955
Boundary between KANAWHA and PUTNAM redefined [no discernible change]. (W. Va. Acts 1955, 52d sess., ch. 186, sec. 1/pp. 536539)

LEWIS

18 Dec 1816
LEWIS created by Virginia from HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1816-1817, ch. 85, sec. 1/pp. 152-153)
04 Feb 1818
LEWIS gained from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 141, sec. 1/p. 184)
15 Jan 1836
LEWIS lost to creation of BRAXTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1835-1836, ch. 18, sec. 1/pp. 18-20)
18 Feb 1843
LEWIS lost to creation of RITCHIE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 52, sec. 1/pp. 35-37)
03 Mar 1843
LEWIS lost to creation of BARBOUR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 53, sec. 1/pp. 37-40)
03 Feb 1845
LEWIS lost to creation of GILMER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 43, sec. 1/pp. 45-49)
04 Feb 1845
LEWIS lost to creation of DODDRIDGE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 42, sec. 1/pp. 42-45)
26 Mar 1851
LEWIS lost to creation of UPSHUR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Robinson, 88; Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 23-25)
20 Jun 1863
LEWIS separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

LINCOLN

23 Feb 1867
LINCOLN created from BOONE, CABELL, KANAWHA, and PUTNAM. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 7679)
03 Mar 1868
LINCOLN lost to PUTNAM. (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 119, secs. 12/pp. 108109)
20 Jul 1868
LINCOLN lost to BOONE. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 68/pp. 5051)
27 Jul 1868
LINCOLN gained from BOONE, CABELL, and LOGAN, exchanged with KANAWHA. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 92/pp. 6364)
26 Feb 1869
LINCOLN gained from LOGAN and WAYNE, lost to CABELL. (W. Va. Acts 1869, 7th sess., ch. 56, secs. 12, 8/pp. 3436)
27 Feb 1872
LINCOLN lost to WAYNE. (W. Va. Acts 1872, 10th sess., ch. 106, sec. 1/p. 155)
17 Feb 1955
LINCOLN boundaries redefined and established [no discernible change]. (W. Va. Acts 1955, 52d sess., ch. 190, sec. 1/pp. 542543)

LOGAN

12 Jan 1824
LOGAN created by Virginia from CABELL, GILES (Va.), KANAWHA, and TAZEWELL (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 11, sec. 1/pp. 20-21)
26 Jan 1830
LOGAN gained from CABELL and KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1829-1830, ch. 118, sec. 1/p. 117)
28 Feb 1831
LOGAN lost to creation of FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 70, sec. 1/pp. 134-136)
12 Mar 1834
LOGAN lost to TAZEWELL (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1833-1834, ch. 58, sec. 1/p. 73)
11 Mar 1847
LOGAN lost to creation of BOONE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 55, sec. 1/pp. 49-52)
26 Jan 1850
LOGAN lost to creation of WYOMING. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 25, sec. 1/pp. 21-24)
20 Jun 1863
LOGAN separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
04 Mar 1868
LOGAN lost to WAYNE. (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 160/p. 130)
27 Jul 1868
LOGAN lost to LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, June ext. sess., ch. 92/pp. 6364)
26 Feb 1869
LOGAN lost to LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1869, 7th sess., ch. 56, secs. 12, 8/pp. 3436)
30 Jan 1895
LOGAN lost to creation of MINGO. (W. Va. Acts 1895, 22d sess., ch. 68, sec. 1/pp. 212214)

McDOWELL

20 Feb 1858
McDOWELL created by Virginia from TAZEWELL (Va.) and WYOMING. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1857-1858, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 155, sec. 1/pp. 106-108)
20 Jun 1863
McDOWELL separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

MARION

14 Jan 1842
MARION created by Virginia from HARRISON and MONONGALIA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1841-1842, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-36)
24 Mar 1843
Boundaries of MARION clarified [no discernible change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 55, sec. 1/p. 40)
19 Jan 1844
MARION lost to creation of TAYLOR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1843-1844, ch. 44, sec. 1/pp. 34-37)
15 Mar 1847
Boundary between MARION and MONONGALIA clarified [no change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 58, sec. 1/p. 57)
20 Feb 1856
MARION lost to TAYLOR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 113, sec. 1/p. 98)
20 Jun 1863
MARION separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

MARSHALL

01 May 1835
MARSHALL created by Virginia from OHIO. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1834-1835, ch. 57, secs. 1, 16/pp. 38-40)
20 Jun 1863
MARSHALL separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

MASON

01 May 1804
MASON created by Virginia from KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 3:77-78)
27 Jan 1817
MASON exchanged with KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1816-1817, ch. 89, sec. 1/p. 157)
01 Jan 1820
Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including MASON [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 66)
07 Jan 1824
Boundary between MASON and KANAWHA clarified [no discernible change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 75, sec. 1/p. 81)
01 Mar 1831
MASON lost to creation of JACKSON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 73, sec. 1/pp. 138-140)
11 Mar 1848
MASON lost to creation of PUTNAM. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-38)
20 Jun 1863
MASON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
13 Feb 1867
MASON lost to JACKSON. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 4041)

MERCER

17 Mar 1837
MERCER created by Virginia from GILES (Va.) and TAZEWELL (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1836-1837, ch. 53, sec. 1/pp. 31-33)
05 Mar 1841
MERCER lost to GILES (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1840-1841, ch. 45, sec. 1/pp. 61-62)
13 Mar 1847
Boundaries of MERCER clarified [no discernible change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 57-58)
20 Jun 1863
MERCER separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
27 Feb 1871
MERCER lost to creation of SUMMERS. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 134, sec. 1/pp. 178180)

MINERAL

01 Feb 1866
MINERAL created from HAMPSHIRE. (W. Va. Acts 1866, 4th sess., ch. 7, sec. 1/pp. 78)
01 Jan 1869
MINERAL gained from HAMPSHIRE (repealed 8 February 1872). (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 86, secs. 1, 5/pp. 8485)
08 Feb 1872
MINERAL lost to HAMPSHIRE (repealed act of 1 January 1869). (W. Va. Acts 1872, 10th sess., ch. 13/p. 19)

MINGO

30 Jan 1895
MINGO created from LOGAN. (W. Va. Acts 1895, 22d sess., ch. 68, sec. 1/pp. 212214)

MONONGALIA

08 Nov 1776
MONONGALIA created by Virginia from West Augusta District and HAMPSHIRE; MONONGALIA overlapped territory claimed by Pennsylvania. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Cappon, Petchenik, and Long, 93; Hening, 9:262-274)
31 May 1779
[May 1779] MONONGALIA gained from AUGUSTA (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 10:114)
31 Oct 1780
[October 1780] MONONGALIA gained from AUGUSTA (Va.), lost to WESTMORELAND (Pa.) when Pennsylvania regained effective jurisdiction of the Pittsburgh region from Virginia. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 10:351; Crumrine, Boundary Controversy, 521-523; Van Zandt, 83)
20 Jul 1784
MONONGALIA lost to creation of HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 11:366-368)
01 Jan 1800
MONONGALIA lost to HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:203)
19 Jan 1818
MONONGALIA lost to creation of PRESTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 32, sec. 1/pp. 32-34)
15 Mar 1841
MONONGALIA lost to PRESTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1840-1841, ch. 44, sec. 1/p. 61)
14 Jan 1842
MONONGALIA lost to creation of MARION. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1841-1842, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-36)
15 Mar 1847
Boundary between MONONGALIA and MARION clarified [no change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 58, sec. 1/p. 57)
20 Jun 1863
MONONGALIA separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

MONROE

01 May 1799
MONROE created by Virginia from GREENBRIER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:168-169)
02 Jan 1802
MONROE gained from BOTETOURT (Va.) and MONTGOMERY (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:345-346)
01 May 1806
MONROE lost to creation of GILES (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 3:244-245)
05 Jan 1822
MONROE gained small area from BOTETOURT (Va.) and lost to creation of ALLEGHANY (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1821-1822, ch. 28, sec. 1/pp. 28-30)
29 Jan 1827
MONROE lost to GILES (Va.) and GREENBRIER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1826-1827, chs. 50-51/pp. 41-42)
02 Feb 1829
MONROE lost to GILES (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1828-1829, ch. 121, sec. 1/pp. 119-120)
11 Jan 1843
MONROE lost to ALLEGHANY (Va.) [change too small to map]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 56, sec. 1/pp. 40-41)
21 Mar 1851
MONROE lost to creation of CRAIG (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 25, sec. 1/pp. 21-23)
16 Feb 1853
MONROE lost to CRAIG (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1852-1853, ch. 152, sec. 1/p. 130)
10 Jan 1856
MONROE lost to CRAIG (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 112, sec. 1/pp. 97-98)
20 Jun 1863
MONROE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
27 Feb 1871
MONROE lost to creation of SUMMERS. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 134, sec. 1/pp. 178180)
02 Jun 1959
Boundary between MONROE and ALLEGHANY (Va.) redefined [no change]. (W. Va. Acts 1959, 54th sess., ch. 26, secs. 1, 5/pp. 135137)

MORGAN

09 Feb 1820
MORGAN created by Virginia from BERKELEY and HAMPSHIRE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 34, sec. 1/pp. 27-28)
01 Mar 1821
Boundary between MORGAN and HAMPSHIRE clarified [no change]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1820-1821, ch. 102, sec. 1/pp. 120-121)
20 Jun 1863
MORGAN separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

NICHOLAS

30 Jan 1818
NICHOLAS created by Virginia from GREENBRIER, KANAWHA, and RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 33, sec. 1/pp. 34-35)
29 Jan 1820
NICHOLAS gained from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 114, sec. 1/p. 91)
23 Jan 1824
NICHOLAS gained from KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1823-1824, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 80)
28 Feb 1831
NICHOLAS lost to creation of FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 70, sec. 1/pp. 134-136)
15 Jan 1836
NICHOLAS lost to creation of BRAXTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1835-1836, ch. 18, sec. 1/pp. 18-20)
29 Mar 1858
NICHOLAS lost to creation of CLAY. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1857-1858, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 158, sec. 1/pp. 111-113; W. Va. Acts 1863, ch. 64, sec. 1/p. 61)
10 Jan 1860
NICHOLAS lost to creation of WEBSTER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1859-1860, ch. 47, sec. 1/pp. 151-157)
14 Feb 1861
NICHOLAS lost to WEBSTER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1861, Jan. reg. sess., ch. 24, sec. 1/p. 50)
20 Jun 1863
NICHOLAS separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
19 Apr 1882
NICHOLAS lost to WEBSTER. (W. Va. Acts 1882, January adj. sess., ch. 5, sec. 1/p. 6)

OHIO

08 Nov 1776
OHIO created by Virginia from West Augusta District; overlapped territory claimed by Pennsylvania. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Cappon, Petchenik, and Long, 93; Hening, 9:262-274)
31 Oct 1780
[October 1780] OHIO lost to WESTMORELAND (Pa.) when Pennsylvania regained effective jurisdiction of the Pittsburgh region from Virginia. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Crumrine, Boundary Controversy, 521-523; Van Zandt, 83)
31 Oct 1785
[October 1785] OHIO gained all of YOHOGANIA (Va.); YOHOGANIA County eliminated. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:114)
01 May 1797
OHIO lost to creation of BROOKE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:54-55)
01 May 1805
OHIO lost to HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 3:174-175)
06 Dec 1814
OHIO lost to creation of TYLER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Robinson, 88; Va. Acts 1814-1815, ch. 40, sec. 1/pp. 87-89)
01 Jan 1820
Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including OHIO [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 66)
01 May 1835
OHIO lost to creation of MARSHALL. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1834-1835, ch. 57, secs. 1, 16/pp. 38-40)
20 Jun 1863
OHIO separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

PENDLETON

01 May 1788
PENDLETON created by Virginia from AUGUSTA (Va.), HARDY, and ROCKINGHAM (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:637-638)
01 May 1791
PENDLETON gained from AUGUSTA (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 13:165-167)
03 Dec 1796
PENDLETON gained from BATH (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:53)
21 Dec 1821
PENDLETON lost to creation of POCAHONTAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1821-1822, ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 27-28)
01 May 1847
PENDLETON lost to creation of HIGHLAND (Va.). For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1846-1847, ch. 56, secs. 1, 13/pp. 52-55)
20 Jun 1863
PENDLETON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

PLEASANTS

29 Mar 1851
PLEASANTS created by Virginia from TYLER and WOOD. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 25-26)
20 Jun 1863
PLEASANTS separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

POCAHONTAS

21 Dec 1821
POCAHONTAS created by Virginia from BATH (Va.), PENDLETON, and RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1821-1822, ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 27-28)
28 Dec 1824
POCAHONTAS gained from GREENBRIER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1824-1825, ch. 63, sec. 1/pp. 73-74)
20 Jun 1863
POCAHONTAS separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

PRESTON

19 Jan 1818
PRESTON created by Virginia from MONONGALIA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 32, sec. 1/pp. 32-34)
29 Feb 1828
PRESTON gained from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1827-1828, ch. 82, sec. 1/pp. 53-54)
04 Apr 1838
PRESTON gained from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1838, ch. 62, sec. 1/pp. 57-58)
15 Mar 1841
PRESTON gained from MONONGALIA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1840-1841, ch. 44, sec. 1/p. 61)
20 Jun 1863
PRESTON separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)

PUTNAM

11 Mar 1848
PUTNAM created by Virginia from CABELL, KANAWHA, and MASON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 34-38)
12 Mar 1850
PUTNAM gained from CABELL and KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 24-25)
20 Jun 1863
PUTNAM separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
23 Feb 1867
PUTNAM lost to creation of LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1867, 5th sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 7679)
03 Mar 1868
PUTNAM gained from LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 119, secs. 12/pp. 108109)
08 Mar 1955
Boundary between PUTNAM and KANAWHA redefined [no discernible change]. (W. Va. Acts 1955, 52d sess., ch. 186, sec. 1/pp. 536539)

RALEIGH

23 Jan 1850
RALEIGH created by Virginia from FAYETTE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 24, sec. 1/pp. 19-21)
20 Jun 1863
RALEIGH separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
16 Feb 1871
RALEIGH gained from WYOMING. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 56, sec. 1/p. 74)

RANDOLPH

01 May 1787
RANDOLPH created by Virginia from HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Hening, 12:393-395)
02 Jan 1802
RANDOLPH lost to HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:345-346)
30 Jan 1818
RANDOLPH lost to creation of NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 33, sec. 1/pp. 34-35)
04 Feb 1818
RANDOLPH lost to LEWIS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1817-1818, ch. 141, sec. 1/p. 184)
29 Jan 1820
RANDOLPH lost to NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 114, sec. 1/p. 91)
21 Dec 1821
RANDOLPH lost to creation of POCAHONTAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1821-1822, ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 27-28)
29 Feb 1828
RANDOLPH lost to PRESTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1827-1828, ch. 82, sec. 1/pp. 53-54)
15 Jan 1836
RANDOLPH lost to creation of BRAXTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1835-1836, ch. 18, sec. 1/pp. 18-20)
04 Apr 1838
RANDOLPH lost to PRESTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1838, ch. 62, sec. 1/pp. 57-58)
03 Mar 1843
RANDOLPH lost to creation of BARBOUR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 53, sec. 1/pp. 37-40)
16 Mar 1849
RANDOLPH lost to BRAXTON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1848-1849, ch. 64, sec. 1/p. 30)
26 Mar 1851
RANDOLPH lost to creation of UPSHUR. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Robinson, 88; Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 23-25)
07 Mar 1856
RANDOLPH lost to creation of TUCKER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 110, sec. 1/pp. 95-97)
10 Jan 1860
RANDOLPH lost to creation of WEBSTER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1859-1860, ch. 47, sec. 1/pp. 151-157)
20 Jun 1863
RANDOLPH separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
01 Aug 1865
RANDOLPH exchanged with UPSHUR. (W. Va. Acts 1865, 3d sess., ch. 43, secs. 1, 4/p. 32)

RITCHIE

18 Feb 1843
RITCHIE created by Virginia from HARRISON, LEWIS, and WOOD. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 52, sec. 1/pp. 35-37)
04 Feb 1845
RITCHIE lost to creation of DODDRIDGE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1844-1845, ch. 42, sec. 1/pp. 42-45)
20 Jun 1863
RITCHIE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
08 Oct 1863
RITCHIE gained small area from GILMER to accommodate local landowner [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 61, sec. 1/pp. 5960)

ROANE

11 Mar 1856
ROANE created by Virginia from GILMER, JACKSON, and KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 109, sec. 1/pp. 91-94)
20 Jun 1863
ROANE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
13 Feb 1872
ROANE lost to WIRT. (W. Va. Acts 1872, 10th sess., ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 3940)

SUMMERS

27 Feb 1871
SUMMERS created from FAYETTE, GREENBRIER, MERCER, and MONROE. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 134, sec. 1/pp. 178180)

TAYLOR

19 Jan 1844
TAYLOR created by Virginia from BARBOUR, HARRISON, and MARION. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1843-1844, ch. 44, sec. 1/pp. 34-37)
20 Feb 1856
TAYLOR gained from MARION. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 113, sec. 1/p. 98)
20 Jun 1863
TAYLOR separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
09 Oct 1863
TAYLOR gained small area from HARRISON to accommodate local landowners [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 62, sec. 1/p. 60)

TUCKER

07 Mar 1856
TUCKER created by Virginia from RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1855-1856, ch. 110, sec. 1/pp. 95-97)
20 Jun 1863
TUCKER separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
07 Feb 1871
TUCKER gained from BARBOUR. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 12, sec. 1/pp. 1920)

TYLER

06 Dec 1814
TYLER created by Virginia from OHIO. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Robinson, 88; Va. Acts 1814-1815, ch. 40, sec. 1/pp. 87-89)
01 Jan 1820
Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including TYLER [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 66)
10 Jan 1846
TYLER lost to creation of WETZEL. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1845-1846, ch. 65, sec. 1/pp. 51-54)
29 Mar 1851
TYLER lost to creation of PLEASANTS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 25-26)
20 Jun 1863
TYLER separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
04 Mar 1868
TYLER gained small area from WETZEL to accommodate local landowners [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 159, sec. 1/p. 129)

UPSHUR

26 Mar 1851
UPSHUR created by Virginia from BARBOUR, LEWIS, and RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Robinson, 88; Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 23-25)
20 Jun 1863
UPSHUR separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
01 Aug 1865
UPSHUR exchanged with RANDOLPH. (W. Va. Acts 1865, 3d sess., ch. 43, secs. 1, 4/p. 32)

WAYNE

18 Jan 1842
WAYNE created by Virginia from CABELL. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1841-1842, ch. 60, sec. 1/pp. 36-38)
20 Jun 1863
WAYNE separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
04 Mar 1868
WAYNE gained from LOGAN. (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 160/p. 130)
26 Feb 1869
WAYNE lost to LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1869, 7th sess., ch. 56, secs. 12, 8/pp. 3436)
27 Feb 1872
WAYNE gained from LINCOLN. (W. Va. Acts 1872, 10th sess., ch. 106, sec. 1/p. 155)

WEBSTER

10 Jan 1860
WEBSTER created by Virginia from BRAXTON, NICHOLAS, and RANDOLPH. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1859-1860, ch. 47, sec. 1/pp. 151-157)
14 Feb 1861
WEBSTER gained from NICHOLAS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1861, Jan. reg. sess., ch. 24, sec. 1/p. 50)
20 Jun 1863
WEBSTER separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
19 Apr 1882
WEBSTER gained from GREENBRIER and NICHOLAS. (W. Va. Acts 1882, January adj. sess., ch. 5, sec. 1/p. 6)

WETZEL

10 Jan 1846
WETZEL created by Virginia from TYLER. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1845-1846, ch. 65, sec. 1/pp. 51-54)
20 Jun 1863
WETZEL separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
04 Mar 1868
WETZEL lost small area to TYLER to accommodate local landowners [not mapped]. (W. Va. Acts 1868, 6th sess., ch. 159, sec. 1/p. 129)

WIRT

19 Jan 1848
WIRT created by Virginia from JACKSON and WOOD. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 60, sec. 1/pp. 38-41)
16 Feb 1853
WIRT lost to JACKSON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1852-1853, ch. 151, sec. 1/p. 130)
20 Jun 1863
WIRT separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
07 Oct 1863
WIRT gained from WOOD. (W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 5859)
13 Feb 1872
WIRT gained from ROANE. (W. Va. Acts 1872, 10th sess., ch. 26, sec. 1/pp. 3940)

WOOD

01 May 1799
WOOD created by Virginia from HARRISON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:170-171)
30 Dec 1800
WOOD gained from KANAWHA. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Shepherd, 2:263)
01 Jan 1820
Ohio River and its islands, previously unassigned to particular counties, were declared to be part of the adjacent Virginia counties, including WOOD [not mapped]. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1819-1820, ch. 74, sec. 1/p. 66)
01 Mar 1831
WOOD lost to creation of JACKSON. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 73, sec. 1/pp. 138-140)
18 Feb 1843
WOOD lost to creation of RITCHIE. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1842-1843, ch. 52, sec. 1/pp. 35-37)
19 Jan 1848
WOOD lost to creation of WIRT. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1847-1848, ch. 60, sec. 1/pp. 38-41)
29 Mar 1851
WOOD lost to creation of PLEASANTS. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1850-1851, ch. 27, sec. 1/pp. 25-26)
20 Jun 1863
WOOD separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
07 Oct 1863
WOOD lost to WIRT. (W. Va. Acts 1863, 1st sess., ch. 59, sec. 1/pp. 5859)

WYOMING

26 Jan 1850
WYOMING created by Virginia from LOGAN. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1849-1850, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 25, sec. 1/pp. 21-24)
20 Feb 1858
WYOMING lost to creation of McDOWELL. For pre-1863 maps see Virginia. (Va. Acts 1857-1858, Dec. reg. sess., ch. 155, sec. 1/pp. 106-108)
20 Jun 1863
WYOMING separated from Virginia and became a county in the state of West Virginia. (Swindler, 10:363)
16 Feb 1871
WYOMING lost to RALEIGH. (W. Va. Acts 1871, 9th sess., ch. 56, sec. 1/p. 74)