West Virginia - Formation of Counties 

County Date Formed Formed From
Barbour 1843 Harrison/Lewis/Randolph
Berkeley 1772 Frederick, VA
Boone 1847 Kanawha/Cabell/Logan
Braxton 1836 Lewis/Kanawha/Nicholas
Brooke 1797 Split from Ohio
Cabell 1809 Kanawha
Calhoun 1856 Gilmer
Clay 1858 Braxton/Nicholas/Kanawha
Doddridge 1845 Harrison/Tyler/Ritchie/Lewis
Fayette 1831 Logan/Nicholas/Greenbrier/Kanawha
Gilmer 1845 Kanawha/Lewis
Grant 1866 Hardy
Greenbrier 1777 Montgomery, Va./Botetourt, Va
Hampshire 1754 Augusta, Va./Frederick, Va.
Hancock 1848 Brooke
Hardy 1786 Hampshire
Harrison 1784 Monongalia
Jackson 1831 Mason/Wood/Kanawha
Jefferson 1801 Berkeley
Kanawha 1789 Greenbrier/Montgomery
Lewis 1816 Harrison
Lincoln 1867 Boone/Cabell/Kanawha/Putnam
Logan 1824 Giles, Va./Cabell/Tazewell, Va./Kanawha
Marion 1842 Monongalia/Harrison
Marshall 1835 split from Ohio
Mason 1804 Kanawha
McDowell 1858 Tazewell, Va
Mercer 1837 Giles, Va/Tazewell, Va
Mineral 1866 Hampshire
Mingo 1895 Logan
Monongalia 1776 West Augusta, Va
Monroe 1799 Greenbrier
Morgan 1820 Berkeley/Hampshire
Nicholas 1818 Greenbrier/Kanawha/Randolph
Ohio 1776 West Augusta, Va
Pendleton 1788 Augusta, Va./HardyRockingham, Va
Pleasants 1851 Wood/Tyler/Ritchie
Pocahontas 1821 Bath, Va./Pendleton/Randolph
Preston 1818 Monongalia
Putnam 1848 Cabell/Kanawha/Mason
Raleigh 1850 Fayette
Randolph 1787 Harrison
Ritchie 1843 Harrison/Lewis/Wood
Roane 1856 Gilmer/Kanawha/Jackson
Summers 1871 Fayette/Mercer/Greenbrier/Monroe
Taylor 1844 Harrison/Barbour/Marion
Tucker 1856 Randolph
Tyler 1814 split from Ohio
Upshur 1851 Randolph/Lewis/Barbour
Wayne 1842 Cabell
Webster 1860 Braxton/Nicholas/Randolph
Wetzel 1846 Tyler
Wirt 1848 Jackson/Wood
Wood 1798 Harrison
Wyoming 1850 Logan
 
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