Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Virginia Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Virginia Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Virginia Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle DenBoer, Gordon, and Peggy Tuck Sinko. Virginia Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName DenBoer, Gordon, historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Subject Virginia Historical State and County Boundaries.
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Virginia from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 922 polygons, 26.578 MB
Source Laws of Virginia and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -95.157348
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -75.242266
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 49.384359
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 36.497129
Coverage.t.early 1634-12-31
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Virginia
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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