Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  West Virginia Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle West 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 West Virginia Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle DenBoer, Gordon. West 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 from
Creator.PersonalName DenBoer, Gordon, historical compiler
Subject West Virginia Historical State and County Boundaries.
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in West 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 102 polygons, 2.387 MB
Source Laws of West Virginia and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -82.644739
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -77.719030
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 40.638802
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 37.201483
Coverage.t.early 1863-06-20
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName WestVirginia Historical Counties
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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