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Settlements in Virginia
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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes. Note that the map in this article, taken from the official United States Census Bureau site, includes Clifton Forge as an independent city. This reflected the political reality at the time of the 2000 Census. However, in 2001, Clifton Forge relinquished its city charter and reincorporated as a town in Alleghany County, as in Virginia all municipalities incorporated as towns are included within counties. For some counties, for statistical purposes, the Bureau of Economic Analysis combines any independent cities with the county that it was once part of (before the legislation creating independent cities took place in 1871).

Many county seats are politically not a part of the counties they serve; under Virginia law, all municipalities incorporated as cities are independent cities and are not part of any county. Some of the cities in the Hampton Roads area (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, and Suffolk) were formed from an entire county. These cities are no longer county seats, since the counties ceased to exist once the cities were completely formed, but are functionally equivalent to counties.

It is also worthy of note that there are several counties and cities which have the same name, but are separate politically. These currently include Bedford, Fairfax, Franklin, Richmond, and Roanoke, and in the past included Norfolk and Alexandria, whose counties changed their names, ostensibly to end some of the confusion. Similarity in their names does not necessarily mean that the current counties and cities which share names are close geographically. Richmond County is nowhere near the City of Richmond, and Franklin County is even further from the City of Franklin.

The map below may be clicked upon to go to any of the counties (or named Independent cities) shown.

Alexandria, Virginia Bedford, Virginia Bristol, Virginia Buena Vista, Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia Chesapeake, Virginia Covington, Virginia Danville, Virginia Emporia, Virginia Fairfax, Virginia Falls Church, Virginia Franklin, Virginia Fredericksburg, Virginia Galax, Virginia Colonial Heights, Virginia Hampton, Virginia Hopewell, Virginia Harrisonburg, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia Manassas, Virginia Manassas Park, Virginia Martinsville, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Norton, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia Poquoson, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia Radford, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Salem, Virginia Staunton, Virginia Suffolk, Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia Waynesboro, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia Winchester, Virginia Arlington County, Virginia Alexandria, Virginia Fairfax County, Virginia Prince William County, Virginia Loudoun County, Virginia Frederick County, Virginia Clarke County, Virginia Stafford County, Virginia Fauquier County, Virginia Shenandoah County, Virginia Warren County, Virginia Rappahannock County, Virginia Culpeper County, Virginia King George County, Virginia Page County, Virginia Rockingham County, Virginia Madison County, Virginia Greene County, Virginia Orange County, Virginia Spotsylvania County, Virginia Westmoreland County, Virginia Northumberland County, Virginia Accomack County, Virginia Northampton County, Virginia York County, Virginia Hampton, Virginia Newport News, Virginia James City County, Virginia Richmond County, Virginia Lancaster County, Virginia Matthews County, Virginia Middlesex County, Virginia Essex County, Virginia Caroline County, Virginia King and Queen County, Virginia King William County, Virginia Gloucester County, Virginia New Kent County, Virginia Hanover County, Virginia Henrico County, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Highland County, Virginia Augusta County, Virginia Albemarle County, Virginia Louisa County, Virginia Charles City County, Virginia Fluvanna County, Virginia Goochland County, Virginia Chesterfield County, Virginia Surry County, Virginia Prince George County, Virginia Bath County, Virginia Alleghany, Virginia Craig County, Virginia Botetourt County, Virginia Roanoke County, Virginia Montgomery County, Virginia Pulaski County, Virginia Giles County, Virginia Rockbridge County, Virginia Bland County, Virginia Tazewell County, Virginia Buchanan, Virginia Dickenson, Virginia Wise County, Virginia Lee County, Virginia Scott County, Virginia Russell County, Virginia Washington County, Virginia Wythe County, Virginia Smyth County, Virginia Grayson County, Virginia Carroll County, Virginia Floyd County, Virginia Patrick County, Virginia Henry County, Virginia Franklin County, Virginia Bedford County, Virginia Pittsylvania County, Virginia Campbell County, Virginia Halifax County, Virginia Charlotte County, Virginia Nelson County, Virginia Mecklenberg County, Virginia Lunenburg County, Virginia Prince Edward County, Virginia Amherst County, Virginia Appomattox County, Virginia Buckingham County, Virginia Cumberland County, Virginia Powhatan County, Virginia Amelia County, Virginia Nottoway County, Virginia Dinwiddie County, Virginia Brunswick County, Virginia Greensville County, Virginia Sussex County, Virginia Southampton County, Virginia Isle of Wight County, Virginia Suffolk, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia Chesapeake, Virginia Virginia counties and independent cities
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List of 95 counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia (link shown under Fips County Code are for the U.S. Census Bureau Statistics Info Page for that county):

List

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Etymology
Population
[2]
Area
[2]
Map
Accomack County 001 Accomac 1663  ? Native American for across the water place &0000000000038305.00000038,305 &0000000000000455.000000455 sq mi
(&0000000000001178.0000001,178 km 2)
State map highlighting Accomack County
Albemarle County 003 Charlottesville 1744  ? Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle &0000000000079236.00000079,236 &0000000000000723.000000723 sq mi
(&0000000000001873.0000001,873 km 2)
State map highlighting Albemarle County
Alleghany County 005 Covington 1822  ? Alleghany Mountains &0000000000012926.00000012,926 &0000000000000446.000000446 sq mi
(&0000000000001155.0000001,155 km 2)
State map highlighting Alleghany County
Amelia County 007 Amelia Court House 1734  ? Princess Amelia Sophia &0000000000011400.00000011,400 &0000000000000357.000000357 sq mi
(&0000000000000925.000000925 km 2)
State map highlighting Amelia County
Amherst County 009 Amherst 1761  ? Jeffery Amherst &0000000000031894.00000031,894 &0000000000000475.000000475 sq mi
(&0000000000001230.0000001,230 km 2)
State map highlighting Amherst County
Appomattox County 011 Appomattox 1845  ? Appomattox River &0000000000013705.00000013,705 &0000000000000334.000000334 sq mi
(&0000000000000865.000000865 km 2)
State map highlighting Appomattox County
Arlington County 013 Arlington 1801  ? Arlington Estate &0000000000189453.000000189,453 &0000000000000026.00000026 sq mi
(&0000000000000067.00000067 km 2)
State map highlighting Arlington County
Augusta County 015 Staunton 1745  ? Augusta of Saxe-Gotha &0000000000065615.00000065,615 &0000000000000972.000000972 sq mi
(&0000000000002517.0000002,517 km 2)
State map highlighting Augusta County
Bath County 017 Warm Springs 1790  ? Bath, England &0000000000005048.0000005,048 &0000000000000532.000000532 sq mi
(&0000000000001378.0000001,378 km 2)
State map highlighting Bath County
Bedford County 019 Bedford 1753  ? John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford &0000000000060371.00000060,371 &0000000000000755.000000755 sq mi
(&0000000000001955.0000001,955 km 2)
State map highlighting Bedford County
Bland County 021 Bland 1861  ? Richard Bland &0000000000006871.0000006,871 &0000000000000359.000000359 sq mi
(&0000000000000930.000000930 km 2)
State map highlighting Bland County
Botetourt County 023 Fincastle 1796  ? Baron de Botetourt &0000000000030496.00000030,496 &0000000000000543.000000543 sq mi
(&0000000000001406.0000001,406 km 2)
State map highlighting Botetourt County
Brunswick County 025 Lawrenceville 1732  ? Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg &0000000000018419.00000018,419 &0000000000000566.000000566 sq mi
(&0000000000001466.0000001,466 km 2)
State map highlighting Brunswick County
Buchanan County 027 Grundy 1858  ? James Buchanan &0000000000026978.00000026,978 &0000000000000504.000000504 sq mi
(&0000000000001305.0000001,305 km 2)
State map highlighting Buchanan County
Buckingham County 029 Buckingham 1785  ? Duke of Buckingham or Buckinghamshire &0000000000015623.00000015,623 &0000000000000581.000000581 sq mi
(&0000000000001505.0000001,505 km 2)
State map highlighting Buckingham County
Campbell County 031 Rustburg 1782  ? William Campbell &0000000000051078.00000051,078 &0000000000000504.000000504 sq mi
(&0000000000001305.0000001,305 km 2)
State map highlighting Campbell County
Caroline County 033 Bowling Green 1728  ? Caroline of Ansbach &0000000000022121.00000022,121 &0000000000000533.000000533 sq mi
(&0000000000001380.0000001,380 km 2)
State map highlighting Caroline County
Carroll County 035 Hillsville 1842  ? Charles Carroll &0000000000029245.00000029,245 &0000000000000476.000000476 sq mi
(&0000000000001233.0000001,233 km 2)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Charles City County 036 Charles City 1634  ? Charles I of England &0000000000006926.0000006,926 &0000000000000182.000000182 sq mi
(&0000000000000471.000000471 km 2)
State map highlighting Charles City County
Charlotte County 037 Charlotte Court House 1765  ? Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz &0000000000012472.00000012,472 &0000000000000475.000000475 sq mi
(&0000000000001230.0000001,230 km 2)
State map highlighting Charlotte County
Chesterfield County 041 Chesterfield 1749  ? Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield &0000000000259903.000000259,903 &0000000000000426.000000426 sq mi
(&0000000000001103.0000001,103 km 2)
State map highlighting Chesterfield County
Clarke County 043 Berryville 1836  ? George Rogers Clarke &0000000000012652.00000012,652 &0000000000000177.000000177 sq mi
(&0000000000000458.000000458 km 2)
State map highlighting Clarke County
Craig County 045 New Castle 1851  ? Robert Craig &0000000000005091.0000005,091 &0000000000000330.000000330 sq mi
(&0000000000000855.000000855 km 2)
State map highlighting Craig County
Culpeper County 047 Culpeper 1748  ? Thomas Colepeper &0000000000034262.00000034,262 &0000000000000381.000000381 sq mi
(&0000000000000987.000000987 km 2)
State map highlighting Culpeper County
Cumberland County 049 Cumberland 1749  ? Prince William, Duke of Cumberland &0000000000009017.0000009,017 &0000000000000298.000000298 sq mi
(&0000000000000772.000000772 km 2)
State map highlighting Cumberland County
Dickenson County 051 Clintwood 1880  ? William Dickinson &0000000000016395.00000016,395 &0000000000000333.000000333 sq mi
(&0000000000000862.000000862 km 2)
State map highlighting Dickenson County
Dinwiddie County 053 Dinwiddie 1752  ? Robert Dinwiddie &0000000000024533.00000024,533 &0000000000000504.000000504 sq mi
(&0000000000001305.0000001,305 km 2)
State map highlighting Dinwiddie County
Essex County 057 Tappahannock 1692  ? Essex, United Kingdom &0000000000009989.0000009,989 &0000000000000258.000000258 sq mi
(&0000000000000668.000000668 km 2)
State map highlighting Essex County
Fairfax County 059 Fairfax 1742  ? Thomas Fairfax &0000000001077000.0000001,077,000 &0000000000000396.000000396 sq mi
(&0000000000001026.0000001,026 km 2)
State map highlighting Fairfax County
Fauquier County 061 Warrenton 1759  ? Francis Fauquier &0000000000055139.00000055,139 &0000000000000650.000000650 sq mi
(&0000000000001683.0000001,683 km 2)
State map highlighting Fauquier County
Floyd County 063 Floyd 1831  ? John Floyd &0000000000013874.00000013,874 &0000000000000382.000000382 sq mi
(&0000000000000989.000000989 km 2)
State map highlighting Floyd County
Fluvanna County 065 Palmyra 1777  ? An alternate name for the James River &0000000000020047.00000020,047 &0000000000000287.000000287 sq mi
(&0000000000000743.000000743 km 2)
State map highlighting Fluvanna County
Franklin County 067 Rocky Mount 1785  ? Benjamin Franklin &0000000000047286.00000047,286 &0000000000000692.000000692 sq mi
(&0000000000001792.0000001,792 km 2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Frederick County 069 Winchester 1743  ? Frederick Prince of Wales &0000000000059209.00000059,209 &0000000000000415.000000415 sq mi
(&0000000000001075.0000001,075 km 2)
State map highlighting Frederick County
Giles County 071 Pearisburg 1806  ? William Branch Giles &0000000000016657.00000016,657 &0000000000000358.000000358 sq mi
(&0000000000000927.000000927 km 2)
State map highlighting Giles County
Gloucester County 073 Gloucester 1651  ? Gloucestershire or Duke of Gloucester &0000000000034780.00000034,780 &0000000000000217.000000217 sq mi
(&0000000000000562.000000562 km 2)
State map highlighting Gloucester County
Goochland County 075 Goochland 1727  ? William Gooch &0000000000016863.00000016,863 &0000000000000284.000000284 sq mi
(&0000000000000736.000000736 km 2)
State map highlighting Goochland County
Grayson County 077 Independence 1793  ? William Grayson &0000000000017917.00000017,917 &0000000000000443.000000443 sq mi
(&0000000000001147.0000001,147 km 2)
State map highlighting Grayson County
Greene County 079 Stanardsville 1838  ? Nathanael Greene &0000000000015244.00000015,244 &0000000000000157.000000157 sq mi
(&0000000000000407.000000407 km 2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Greensville County 081 Emporia 1780  ? Nathanael Greene or Richard Greenville &0000000000011560.00000011,560 &0000000000000296.000000296 sq mi
(&0000000000000767.000000767 km 2)
State map highlighting Greensville County
Halifax County 083 Halifax 1752  ? George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax &0000000000037355.00000037,355 &0000000000000814.000000814 sq mi
(&0000000000002108.0000002,108 km 2)
State map highlighting Halifax County
Hanover County 085 Hanover 1720  ? Electorate of Hanover &0000000000086320.00000086,320 &0000000000000473.000000473 sq mi
(&0000000000001225.0000001,225 km 2)
State map highlighting Hanover County
Henrico County 087 Richmond 1617 Original county of the Colony under England Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales &0000000000262300.000000262,300 &0000000000000238.000000238 sq mi
(&0000000000000616.000000616 km 2)
State map highlighting Henrico County
Henry County 089 Martinsville 1777  ? Patrick Henry &0000000000057930.00000057,930 &0000000000000382.000000382 sq mi
(&0000000000000989.000000989 km 2)
State map highlighting Henry County
Highland County 091 Monterey 1847  ? mountains within the county &0000000000002536.0000002,536 &0000000000000416.000000416 sq mi
(&0000000000001077.0000001,077 km 2)
State map highlighting Highland County
Isle of Wight County 093 Isle of Wight 1634  ? Isle of Wight &0000000000029728.00000029,728 &0000000000000316.000000316 sq mi
(&0000000000000818.000000818 km 2)
State map highlighting Isle of Wight County
James City County 095 Williamsburg 1617 Original county of the Colony under England James I of England &0000000000048102.00000048,102 &0000000000000143.000000143 sq mi
(&0000000000000370.000000370 km 2)
State map highlighting James City County
King and Queen County 097 King and Queen Court House 1691  ? King William, Queen Mary &0000000000006630.0000006,630 &0000000000000316.000000316 sq mi
(&0000000000000818.000000818 km 2)
State map highlighting King and Queen County
King George County 099 King George 1721  ? George I of Great Britain &0000000000016803.00000016,803 &0000000000000180.000000180 sq mi
(&0000000000000466.000000466 km 2)
State map highlighting King George County
King William County 101 King William 1702  ? William III of England &0000000000013146.00000013,146 &0000000000000275.000000275 sq mi
(&0000000000000712.000000712 km 2)
State map highlighting King William County
Lancaster County 103 Lancaster 1651  ? Lancaster, United Kingdom &0000000000011567.00000011,567 &0000000000000133.000000133 sq mi
(&0000000000000344.000000344 km 2)
State map highlighting Lancaster County
Lee County 105 Jonesville 1793  ? Light Horse Harry Lee &0000000000023589.00000023,589 &0000000000000437.000000437 sq mi
(&0000000000001132.0000001,132 km 2)
State map highlighting Lee County
Loudoun County 107 Leesburg 1757  ? John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun &0000000000169599.000000169,599 &0000000000000520.000000520 sq mi
(&0000000000001347.0000001,347 km 2)
State map highlighting Loudoun County
Louisa County 109 Louisa 1742  ? Princess Louise &0000000000025627.00000025,627 &0000000000000498.000000498 sq mi
(&0000000000001290.0000001,290 km 2)
State map highlighting Louisa County
Lunenburg County 111 Lunenburg 1746  ? Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg &0000000000013146.00000013,146 &0000000000000432.000000432 sq mi
(&0000000000001119.0000001,119 km 2)
State map highlighting Lunenburg County
Madison County 113 Madison 1793  ? Family of James Madison &0000000000012520.00000012,520 &0000000000000322.000000322 sq mi
(&0000000000000834.000000834 km 2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Mathews County 115 Mathews 1791  ? Thomas Mathews &0000000000009207.0000009,207 &0000000000000086.00000086 sq mi
(&0000000000000223.000000223 km 2)
State map highlighting Mathews County
Mecklenburg County 117 Boydton 1765  ? Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz &0000000000032380.00000032,380 &0000000000000624.000000624 sq mi
(&0000000000001616.0000001,616 km 2)
State map highlighting Mecklenburg County
Middlesex County 119 Saluda 1673  ? Middlesex, United Kingdom &0000000000009932.0000009,932 &0000000000000130.000000130 sq mi
(&0000000000000337.000000337 km 2)
State map highlighting Middlesex County
Montgomery County 121 Christiansburg 1777  ? Richard Montgomery &0000000000083629.00000083,629 &0000000000000388.000000388 sq mi
(&0000000000001005.0000001,005 km 2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Nelson County 125 Lovingston 1808  ? Thomas Nelson Jr. &0000000000014445.00000014,445 &0000000000000472.000000472 sq mi
(&0000000000001222.0000001,222 km 2)
State map highlighting Nelson County
New Kent County 127 New Kent 1654  ? Kent County, England or Kent Island &0000000000013462.00000013,462 &0000000000000210.000000210 sq mi
(&0000000000000544.000000544 km 2)
State map highlighting New Kent County
Northampton County 131 Eastville 1634  ? Northamptonshire &0000000000013093.00000013,093 &0000000000000207.000000207 sq mi
(&0000000000000536.000000536 km 2)
State map highlighting Northampton County
Northumberland County 133 Heathsville 1648  ? Northumberland, United Kingdom &0000000000012259.00000012,259 &0000000000000192.000000192 sq mi
(&0000000000000497.000000497 km 2)
State map highlighting Northumberland County
Nottoway County 135 Nottoway 1789  ? Nodawa tribe &0000000000015725.00000015,725 &0000000000000315.000000315 sq mi
(&0000000000000816.000000816 km 2)
State map highlighting Nottoway County
Orange County 137 Orange 1734  ? William III of England &0000000000025881.00000025,881 &0000000000000342.000000342 sq mi
(&0000000000000886.000000886 km 2)
State map highlighting Orange County
Page County 139 Luray 1831  ? John Page &0000000000023177.00000023,177 &0000000000000311.000000311 sq mi
(&0000000000000805.000000805 km 2)
State map highlighting Page County
Patrick County 141 Stuart 1791  ? Patrick Henry &0000000000019407.00000019,407 &0000000000000483.000000483 sq mi
(&0000000000001251.0000001,251 km 2)
State map highlighting Patrick County
Pittsylvania County 143 Chatham 1767  ? William Pitt &0000000000061745.00000061,745 &0000000000000971.000000971 sq mi
(&0000000000002515.0000002,515 km 2)
State map highlighting Pittsylvania County
Powhatan County 145 Powhatan 1777  ? Powhatan &0000000000022377.00000022,377 &0000000000000261.000000261 sq mi
(&0000000000000676.000000676 km 2)
State map highlighting Powhatan County
Prince Edward County 147 Farmville 1754  ? Prince Augustus William of Prussia &0000000000019720.00000019,720 &0000000000000353.000000353 sq mi
(&0000000000000914.000000914 km 2)
State map highlighting Prince Edward County
Prince George County 149 Prince George 1703  ? Prince George of Denmark &0000000000033047.00000033,047 &0000000000000266.000000266 sq mi
(&0000000000000689.000000689 km 2)
State map highlighting Prince George County
Prince William County 153 Manassas 1731  ? Prince William Augustus &0000000000380813.000000380,813 &0000000000000338.000000338 sq mi
(&0000000000000875.000000875 km 2)
State map highlighting Prince William County
Pulaski County 155 Pulaski 1839  ? Kazimierz Pulaski &0000000000035127.00000035,127 &0000000000000321.000000321 sq mi
(&0000000000000831.000000831 km 2)
State map highlighting Pulaski County
Rappahannock County 157 Washington 1833  ? Rappahannock River &0000000000006983.0000006,983 &0000000000000267.000000267 sq mi
(&0000000000000692.000000692 km 2)
State map highlighting Rappahannock County
Richmond County 159 Warsaw 1692  ? Duke of Richmond &0000000000008809.0000008,809 &0000000000000192.000000192 sq mi
(&0000000000000497.000000497 km 2)
State map highlighting Richmond County
Roanoke County 161 Roanoke 1838  ? Roanoke River &0000000000085778.00000085,778 &0000000000000251.000000251 sq mi
(&0000000000000650.000000650 km 2)
State map highlighting Roanoke County
Rockbridge County 163 Lexington 1778  ? Natural Bridge &0000000000020808.00000020,808 &0000000000000600.000000600 sq mi
(&0000000000001554.0000001,554 km 2)
State map highlighting Rockbridge County
Rockingham County 165 Harrisonburg 1778  ? Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham &0000000000067725.00000067,725 &0000000000000851.000000851 sq mi
(&0000000000002204.0000002,204 km 2)
State map highlighting Rockingham County
Russell County 167 Lebanon 1786  ? William Russell &0000000000030308.00000030,308 &0000000000000475.000000475 sq mi
(&0000000000001230.0000001,230 km 2)
State map highlighting Russell County
Scott County 169 Gate City 1814  ? Winfield Scott &0000000000023403.00000023,403 &0000000000000537.000000537 sq mi
(&0000000000001391.0000001,391 km 2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Shenandoah County 171 Woodstock 1772  ? Shenandoah River &0000000000035075.00000035,075 &0000000000000512.000000512 sq mi
(&0000000000001326.0000001,326 km 2)
State map highlighting Shenandoah County
Smyth County 173 Marion 1832  ? Alexander Smyth &0000000000033081.00000033,081 &0000000000000452.000000452 sq mi
(&0000000000001171.0000001,171 km 2)
State map highlighting Smyth County
Southampton County 175 Courtland 1749  ? Southampton, England or Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton &0000000000017482.00000017,482 &0000000000000600.000000600 sq mi
(&0000000000001554.0000001,554 km 2)
State map highlighting Southampton County
Spotsylvania County 177 Spotsylvania 1721  ? Alexander Spotswood &0000000000090395.00000090,395 &0000000000000401.000000401 sq mi
(&0000000000001039.0000001,039 km 2)
State map highlighting Spotsylvania County
Stafford County 179 Stafford 1664  ? Stafford, England &0000000000092446.00000092,446 &0000000000000270.000000270 sq mi
(&0000000000000699.000000699 km 2)
State map highlighting Stafford County
Surry County 181 Surry 1652  ? Surrey, United Kingdom &0000000000006829.0000006,829 &0000000000000279.000000279 sq mi
(&0000000000000723.000000723 km 2)
State map highlighting Surry County
Sussex County 183 Sussex 1754  ? Sussex, United Kingdom &0000000000012504.00000012,504 &0000000000000491.000000491 sq mi
(&0000000000001272.0000001,272 km 2)
State map highlighting Sussex County
Tazewell County 185 Tazewell 1800  ? Henry Tazewell &0000000000044598.00000044,598 &0000000000000520.000000520 sq mi
(&0000000000001347.0000001,347 km 2)
State map highlighting Tazewell County
Warren County 187 Front Royal 1836  ? Joseph Warren &0000000000031584.00000031,584 &0000000000000214.000000214 sq mi
(&0000000000000554.000000554 km 2)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 191 Abingdon 1777  ? George Washington &0000000000051103.00000051,103 &0000000000000564.000000564 sq mi
(&0000000000001461.0000001,461 km 2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Westmoreland County 193 Montross 1653  ? Westmoreland, United Kingdom &0000000000016718.00000016,718 &0000000000000229.000000229 sq mi
(&0000000000000593.000000593 km 2)
State map highlighting Westmoreland County
Wise County 195 Wise 1856  ? Henry Alexander Wise &0000000000040123.00000040,123 &0000000000000403.000000403 sq mi
(&0000000000001044.0000001,044 km 2)
State map highlighting Wise County
Wythe County 197 Wytheville 1790  ? George Wythe &0000000000027599.00000027,599 &0000000000000463.000000463 sq mi
(&0000000000001199.0000001,199 km 2)
State map highlighting Wythe County
York County 199 Yorktown 1634  ? Duke of York &0000000000056297.00000056,297 &0000000000000106.000000106 sq mi
(&0000000000000275.000000275 km 2)
State map highlighting York County
City of Alexandria 510 N/A 1920  ? John Alexander &0000000000128283.000000128,283 &0000000000000015.00000015 sq mi
(&0000000000000039.00000039 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Alexandria
City of Bedford 515 N/A 1968  ? John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford &0000000000006299.0000006,299 &0000000000000007.0000007 sq mi
(&0000000000000018.00000018 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Bedford
City of Bristol 520 N/A 1900  ? Bristol &0000000000017367.00000017,367 &0000000000000012.00000012 sq mi
(&0000000000000031.00000031 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Bristol
City of Buena Vista 530 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000006349.0000006,349 &0000000000000007.0000007 sq mi
(&0000000000000018.00000018 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Buena Vista
City of Charlottesville 540 N/A 1900  ? Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz &0000000000045049.00000045,049 &0000000000000010.00000010 sq mi
(&0000000000000026.00000026 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Charlottesville
City of Chesapeake 550 N/A 1963  ? Chesapeake (tribe) &0000000000199184.000000199,184 &0000000000000341.000000341 sq mi
(&0000000000000883.000000883 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Chesapeake
City of Colonial Heights 570 N/A 1948  ? Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette's troops, then known as the "Colonials" &0000000000016897.00000016,897 &0000000000000008.0000008 sq mi
(&0000000000000021.00000021 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Colonial Heights
City of Covington 580 N/A 1952  ?  ? &0000000000006303.0000006,303 &0000000000000004.0000004 sq mi
(&0000000000000010.00000010 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Covington
City of Danville 590 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000048411.00000048,411 &0000000000000043.00000043 sq mi
(&0000000000000111.000000111 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Danville
City of Emporia 595 N/A 1967  ?  ? &0000000000005665.0000005,665 &0000000000000007.0000007 sq mi
(&0000000000000018.00000018 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Emporia
City of Fairfax 600 N/A 1961  ?  ? &0000000000021498.00000021,498 &0000000000000006.0000006 sq mi
(&0000000000000016.00000016 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Fairfax
City of Falls Church 610 N/A 1948  ?  ? &0000000000010377.00000010,377 &0000000000000002.0000002 sq mi
(&0000000000000005.0000005 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Falls Church
City of Franklin 620 N/A 1961  ?  ? &0000000000008346.0000008,346 &0000000000000008.0000008 sq mi
(&0000000000000021.00000021 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Franklin
City of Fredericksburg 630 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000019279.00000019,279 &0000000000000010.00000010 sq mi
(&0000000000000026.00000026 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Fredericksburg
City of Galax 640 N/A 1952  ?  ? &0000000000006837.0000006,837 &0000000000000008.0000008 sq mi
(&0000000000000021.00000021 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Galax
City of Hampton 650 N/A 1908  ?  ? &0000000000146437.000000146,437 &0000000000000052.00000052 sq mi
(&0000000000000135.000000135 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Hampton
City of Harrisonburg 660 N/A 1916  ?  ? &0000000000040468.00000040,468 &0000000000000018.00000018 sq mi
(&0000000000000047.00000047 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Harrisonburg
City of Hopewell 670 N/A 1916  ?  ? &0000000000022354.00000022,354 &0000000000000010.00000010 sq mi
(&0000000000000026.00000026 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Hopewell
City of Lexington 678 N/A 1966  ?  ? &0000000000006867.0000006,867 &0000000000000002.0000002 sq mi
(&0000000000000005.0000005 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Lexington
City of Lynchburg 680 N/A 1900  ? John Lynch &0000000000065269.00000065,269 &0000000000000049.00000049 sq mi
(&0000000000000127.000000127 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Lynchburg
City of Manassas 683 N/A 1975  ?  ? &0000000000037135.00000037,135 &0000000000000010.00000010 sq mi
(&0000000000000026.00000026 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Manassas
City of Manassas Park 685 N/A 1975  ?  ? &0000000000010290.00000010,290 &0000000000000002.0000002 sq mi
(&0000000000000005.0000005 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Manassas Park
City of Martinsville 690 N/A 1928  ?  ? &0000000000015416.00000015,416 &0000000000000011.00000011 sq mi
(&0000000000000028.00000028 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Martinsville
City of Newport News 700 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000180150.000000180,150 &0000000000000068.00000068 sq mi
(&0000000000000176.000000176 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Newport News
City of Norfolk 710 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000234403.000000234,403 &0000000000000054.00000054 sq mi
(&0000000000000140.000000140 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Norfolk
City of Norton 720 N/A 1954  ?  ? &0000000000003904.0000003,904 &0000000000000007.0000007 sq mi
(&0000000000000018.00000018 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Norton
City of Petersburg 730 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000033740.00000033,740 &0000000000000023.00000023 sq mi
(&0000000000000060.00000060 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Petersburg
City of Poquoson 735 N/A 1975  ?  ? &0000000000011566.00000011,566 &0000000000000016.00000016 sq mi
(&0000000000000041.00000041 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Poquoson
City of Portsmouth 740 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000100565.000000100,565 &0000000000000033.00000033 sq mi
(&0000000000000085.00000085 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Portsmouth
City of Radford 750 N/A 1900  ? Dr. John Blair Radford &0000000000015859.00000015,859 &0000000000000010.00000010 sq mi
(&0000000000000026.00000026 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Radford
City of Richmond 760 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000197790.000000197,790 &0000000000000060.00000060 sq mi
(&0000000000000155.000000155 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Richmond
City of Roanoke 770 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000094911.00000094,911 &0000000000000043.00000043 sq mi
(&0000000000000111.000000111 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Roanoke
City of Salem 775 N/A 1968  ?  ? &0000000000024747.00000024,747 &0000000000000015.00000015 sq mi
(&0000000000000039.00000039 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Salem
City of Staunton 790 N/A 2000  ?  ? &0000000000023853.00000023,853 &0000000000000020.00000020 sq mi
(&0000000000000052.00000052 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Staunton
City of Suffolk 800 N/A 1910  ?  ? &0000000000063677.00000063,677 &0000000000000400.000000400 sq mi
(&0000000000001036.0000001,036 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Suffolk
City of Virginia Beach 810 N/A 1962  ?  ? &0000000000425257.000000425,257 &0000000000000248.000000248 sq mi
(&0000000000000642.000000642 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Virginia Beach
City of Waynesboro 820 N/A 1948  ? Anthony Wayne &0000000000019520.00000019,520 &0000000000000014.00000014 sq mi
(&0000000000000036.00000036 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Waynesboro
City of Williamsburg 830 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000011998.00000011,998 &0000000000000009.0000009 sq mi
(&0000000000000023.00000023 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Williamsburg
City of Winchester 840 N/A 1900  ?  ? &0000000000023585.00000023,585 &0000000000000009.0000009 sq mi
(&0000000000000023.00000023 km 2)
State map highlighting City of Winchester

Former Counties of Virginia:
Bermuda Hundred (1617- Original county of the Colony under England
Kecoughtan (1617- Original county of the Colony under England

See also

References

  1. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/va.html. Retrieved 2008-02-23.  
  2. ^ a b c d National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&state.cfm&statecode=VA. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
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Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes. For some counties, for statistical purposes, the Bureau of Economic Analysis combines any independent cities with the county that it was once part of (before the legislation creating independent cities took place in 1871).

It is also worthy of note that there are several counties and cities which have the same name, but are separate politically. These currently include Bedford, Fairfax, Franklin, Richmond, and Roanoke, and in the past included Norfolk and Alexandria, whose counties changed their names, ostensibly to end some of the confusion. Similarity in their names does not necessarily mean that the current counties and cities which share names are close geographically. Richmond County is nowhere near the City of Richmond, and Franklin County is even further from the City of Franklin.

For historical purposes, do not forget to review the breakaway counties that formed West Virginia.

List of 95 counties in the U.S. state of Virginia (link shown under Fips County Code are for the U.S. Census Bureau Statistics Info Page for that county):

State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
VA 51 Virginia
FIPS County Code County Name Location
001 Accomack County File:Map showing Accomack County, Virginia.png
003 Albemarle County File:Map showing Albemarle County, Virginia.png
005 Alleghany County File:Map showing Alleghany County, Virginia.png
007 Amelia County File:Map showing Amelia County, Virginia.png
009 Amherst County File:Map showing Amherst County, Virginia.png
011 Appomattox County File:Map showing Appomattox County, Virginia.png
013 Arlington County File:Map showing Arlington County, Virginia.png
015 Augusta County File:Map showing Augusta County, Virginia.png
017 Bath County File:Map showing Bath County, Virginia.png
019 Bedford County File:Map showing Bedford County, Virginia.png
021 Bland County File:Map showing Bland County, Virginia.png
023 Botetourt County File:Map showing Botetourt County, Virginia.png
025 Brunswick County File:Map showing Brunswick County, Virginia.png
027 Buchanan County File:Map showing Buchanan County, Virginia.png
029 Buckingham County File:Map showing Buckingham County, Virginia.png
031 Campbell County File:Map showing Campbell County, Virginia.png
033 Caroline County File:Map showing Caroline County, Virginia.png
035 Carroll County File:Map showing Carroll County, Virginia.png
036 Charles City County File:Map showing Charles City County, Virginia.png
037 Charlotte County File:Map showing Charlotte County, Virginia.png
041 Chesterfield County File:Map showing Chesterfield County, Virginia.png
043 Clarke County File:Map showing Clarke County, Virginia.png
045 Craig County File:Map showing Craig County, Virginia.png
047 Culpeper County File:Map showing Culpeper County, Virginia.png
049 Cumberland County File:Map showing Cumberland County, Virginia.png
051 Dickenson County File:Map showing Dickenson County, Virginia.png
053 Dinwiddie County File:Map showing Dinwiddie County, Virginia.png
057 Essex County File:Map showing Essex County, Virginia.png
059 Fairfax County File:Map showing Fairfax County, Virginia.png
061 Fauquier County File:Map showing Fauquier County, Virginia.png
063 Floyd County File:Map showing Floyd County, Virginia.png
065 Fluvanna County File:Map showing Fluvanna County, Virginia.png
067 Franklin County File:Map showing Franklin County, Virginia.png
069 Frederick County File:Map showing Frederick County, Virginia.png
071 Giles County File:Map showing Giles County, Virginia.png
073 Gloucester County File:Map showing Gloucester County, Virginia.png
075 Goochland County File:Map showing Goochland County, Virginia.png
077 Grayson County File:Map showing Grayson County, Virginia.png
079 Greene County File:Map showing Greene County, Virginia.png
081 Greensville County File:Map showing Greensville County, Virginia.png
083 Halifax County File:Map showing Halifax County, Virginia.png
085 Hanover County File:Map showing Hanover County, Virginia.png
087 Henrico County File:Map showing Henrico County, Virginia.png
089 Henry County File:Map showing Henry County, Virginia.png
091 Highland County File:Map showing Highland County, Virginia.png
093 Isle of Wight County File:Map showing Isle of Wight County, Virginia.png
095 James City County File:Map showing James City County, Virginia.png
097 King and Queen County File:Map showing King and Queen County, Virginia.png
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
VA 51 Virginia
FIPS County Code County Name Location
099 King George County File:Map showing King George County, Virginia.png
101 King William County File:Map showing King William County, Virginia.png
103 Lancaster County File:Map showing Lancaster County, Virginia.png
105 Lee County File:Map showing Lee County, Virginia.png
107 Loudoun County File:Map showing Loudoun County, Virginia.png
109 Louisa County File:Map showing Louisa County, Virginia.png
111 Lunenburg County File:Map showing Lunenburg County, Virginia.png
113 Madison County File:Map showing Madison County, Virginia.png
115 Mathews County File:Map showing Mathews County, Virginia.png
117 Mecklenburg County File:Map showing Mecklenburg County, Virginia.png
119 Middlesex County File:Map showing Middlesex County, Virginia.png
121 Montgomery County File:Map showing Montgomery County, Virginia.png
125 Nelson County File:Map showing Nelson County, Virginia.png
127 New Kent County File:Map showing New Kent County, Virginia.png
131 Northampton County File:Map showing Northampton County, Virginia.png
133 Northumberland County File:Map showing Northumberland County, Virginia.png
135 Nottoway County File:Map showing Nottoway County, Virginia.png
137 Orange County File:Map showing Orange County, Virginia.png
139 Page County File:Map showing Page County, Virginia.png
141 Patrick County File:Map showing Patrick County, Virginia.png
143 Pittsylvania County File:Map showing Pittsylvania County, Virginia.png
145 Powhatan County File:Map showing Powhatan County, Virginia.png
147 Prince Edward County File:Map showing Prince Edward County, Virginia.png
149 Prince George County File:Map showing Prince George County, Virginia.png
153 Prince William County File:Map showing Prince William County, Virginia.png
155 Pulaski County File:Map showing Pulaski County, Virginia.png
157 Rappahannock County File:Map showing Rappahannock County, Virginia.png
159 Richmond County File:Map showing Richmond County, Virginia.png
161 Roanoke County File:Map showing Roanoke County, Virginia.png
163 Rockbridge County File:Map showing Rockbridge County, Virginia.png
165 Rockingham County File:Map showing Rockingham County, Virginia.png
167 Russell County File:Map showing Russell County, Virginia.png
169 Scott County File:Map showing Scott County, Virginia.png
171 Shenandoah County File:Map showing Shenandoah County, Virginia.png
173 Smyth County File:Map showing Smyth County, Virginia.png
175 Southampton County File:Map showing Southampton County, Virginia.png
177 Spotsylvania County File:Map showing Spotsylvania County, Virginia.png
179 Stafford County File:Map showing Stafford County, Virginia.png
181 Surry County File:Map showing Surry County, Virginia.png
183 Sussex County File:Map showing Sussex County, Virginia.png
185 Tazewell County File:Map showing Tazewell County, Virginia.png
187 Warren County File:Map showing Warren County, Virginia.png
191 Washington County File:Map showing Washington County, Virginia.png
193 Westmoreland County File:Map showing Westmoreland County, Virginia.png
195 Wise County File:Map showing Wise County, Virginia.png
197 Wythe County File:Map showing Wythe County, Virginia.png
199 York County File:Map showing York County, Virginia.png

39 INDEPENDENT CITIES: (link shown under Fips County Code are for the U.S. Census Bureau Statistics Info Page for that independent city):

State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
VA 51 Virginia
FIPS County Code City Name
510 Alexandria
515 Bedford
520 Bristol
530 Buena Vista
540 Charlottesville
550 Chesapeake
570 Colonial Heights
580 Covington
590 Danville
595 Emporia
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
VA 51 Virginia
FIPS County Code City Name
600 Fairfax
610 Falls Church
620 Franklin
630 Fredericksburg
640 Galax
650 Hampton
660 Harrisonburg
670 Hopewell
678 Lexington
680 Lynchburg
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
VA 51 Virginia
FIPS County Code City Name
683 Manassas
685 Manassas Park
690 Martinsville
700 Newport News
710 Norfolk
720 Norton
730 Petersburg
735 Poquoson
740 Portsmouth
750 Radford
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
VA 51 Virginia
FIPS County Code City Name
760 Richmond
770 Roanoke
775 Salem
790 Staunton
800 Suffolk
810 Virginia Beach
820 Waynesboro
830 Williamsburg
840 Winchester
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