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List of 55 counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia:

West Virginia county boundaries

List

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Etymology
Population
[2]
Area
[2]
Map
Barbour County 001 Philippi 1843 Harrison, Lewis and Randolph counties Philip Pendleton Barbour
U.S. Speaker of the House
&0000000000015557.00000015,557 &0000000000000341.000000341 sq mi
(&0000000000000883.000000883 km 2)
State map highlighting Barbour County
Berkeley County 003 Martinsburg 1772 Frederick County (VA) Norborne Berkeley
Royal Governor of Virginia
&0000000000075905.00000075,905 &0000000000000321.000000321 sq mi
(&0000000000000831.000000831 km 2)
State map highlighting Berkeley County
Boone County 005 Madison 1847 Cabell, Kanawha, and Logan counties Daniel Boone
American frontiersman
&0000000000025535.00000025,535 &0000000000000503.000000503 sq mi
(&0000000000001303.0000001,303 km 2)
State map highlighting Boone County
Braxton County 007 Sutton 1836 Kanawha, Lewis, and Nicholas counties Carter Braxton
Continental Congress
&0000000000014702.00000014,702 &0000000000000514.000000514 sq mi
(&0000000000001331.0000001,331 km 2)
State map highlighting Braxton County
Brooke County 009 Wellsburg 1796 Ohio County Robert Brooke
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000025447.00000025,447 &0000000000000089.00000089 sq mi
(&0000000000000231.000000231 km 2)
State map highlighting Brooke County
Cabell County 011 Huntington 1809 Kanawha County William H. Cabell
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000096784.00000096,784 &0000000000000282.000000282 sq mi
(&0000000000000730.000000730 km 2)
State map highlighting Cabell County
Calhoun County 013 Grantsville 1856 Gilmer County John C. Calhoun
U.S. Vice President
(1825-1832)
&0000000000007582.0000007,582 &0000000000000281.000000281 sq mi
(&0000000000000728.000000728 km 2)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Clay County 015 Clay 1858 Braxton and Nicholas counties Henry Clay
U.S. Senator (KY)
U.S. Speaker of the House
&0000000000010330.00000010,330 &0000000000000342.000000342 sq mi
(&0000000000000886.000000886 km 2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Doddridge County 017 West Union 1845 Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, and Taylor counties Philip Doddridge
U.S. Congressman (VA)
&0000000000007403.0000007,403 &0000000000000320.000000320 sq mi
(&0000000000000829.000000829 km 2)
State map highlighting Doddridge County
Fayette County 019 Fayetteville 1831 Kanawha, Greenbrier and Logan counties Marquis de Lafayette
American Revolutionary War
&0000000000047579.00000047,579 &0000000000000664.000000664 sq mi
(&0000000000001720.0000001,720 km 2)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Gilmer County 021 Glenville 1845 Kanawha and Lewis counties Thomas Walker Gilmer
U.S. Secretary of the Navy
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000007160.0000007,160 &0000000000000340.000000340 sq mi
(&0000000000000881.000000881 km 2)
State map highlighting Gilmer County
Grant County 023 Petersburg 1866 Hardy County Ulysses S. Grant
U.S. President
(1869-1877)
&0000000000011299.00000011,299 &0000000000000477.000000477 sq mi
(&0000000000001235.0000001,235 km 2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Greenbrier County 025 Lewisburg 1778 Montgomery and Botetourt counties (VA) Greenbrier River &0000000000034453.00000034,453 &0000000000001021.0000001,021 sq mi
(&0000000000002644.0000002,644 km 2)
State map highlighting Greenbrier County
Hampshire County 027 Romney 1754 Frederick County (VA) County of Hampshire in England &0000000000020203.00000020,203 &0000000000000642.000000642 sq mi
(&0000000000001663.0000001,663 km 2)
State map highlighting Hampshire County
Hancock County 029 New Cumberland 1848 Brooke County John Hancock
Continental Congress
Governor of Massachusetts
&0000000000032667.00000032,667 &0000000000000083.00000083 sq mi
(&0000000000000215.000000215 km 2)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardy County 031 Moorefield 1786 Hampshire County Samuel Hardy
Continental Congress
&0000000000012669.00000012,669 &0000000000000583.000000583 sq mi
(&0000000000001510.0000001,510 km 2)
State map highlighting Hardy County
Harrison County 033 Clarksburg 1784 Monongalia County Benjamin Harrison V
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000068652.00000068,652 &0000000000000416.000000416 sq mi
(&0000000000001077.0000001,077 km 2)
State map highlighting Harrison County
Jackson County 035 Ripley 1831 Kanawha, Mason, and Wood counties Andrew Jackson
U.S. President
(1829-1837)
&0000000000028000.00000028,000 &0000000000000466.000000466 sq mi
(&0000000000001207.0000001,207 km 2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 037 Charles Town 1801 Berkeley County Thomas Jefferson
U.S. President
(1801-1809)
&0000000000042190.00000042,190 &0000000000000210.000000210 sq mi
(&0000000000000544.000000544 km 2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Kanawha County 039 Charleston 1789 Greenbrier County, Montgomery County (VA) Kanawha River &0000000000200073.000000200,073 &0000000000000903.000000903 sq mi
(&0000000000002339.0000002,339 km 2)
State map highlighting Kanawha County
Lewis County 041 Weston 1816 Harrison County American Revolutionary War soldier Charles Lewis who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. &0000000000016919.00000016,919 &0000000000000389.000000389 sq mi
(&0000000000001008.0000001,008 km 2)
State map highlighting Lewis County
Lincoln County 043 Hamlin 1867 Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Logan counties Abraham Lincoln
U.S. President
(1861-1865)
&0000000000022108.00000022,108 &0000000000000438.000000438 sq mi
(&0000000000001134.0000001,134 km 2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Logan County 045 Logan 1824 Cabell and Kanawha counties, Giles and Tazewell counties (VA) Chief Logan
Mingo leader
&0000000000037710.00000037,710 &0000000000000454.000000454 sq mi
(&0000000000001176.0000001,176 km 2)
State map highlighting Logan County
Marion County 047 Fairmont 1842 Harrison and Monongalia counties Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
American Revolutionary War
&0000000000056598.00000056,598 &0000000000000310.000000310 sq mi
(&0000000000000803.000000803 km 2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 049 Moundsville 1835 Ohio County John Marshall
U.S. Secretary of State
Chief Justice of the U.S.
&0000000000035519.00000035,519 &0000000000000307.000000307 sq mi
(&0000000000000795.000000795 km 2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Mason County 051 Point Pleasant 1804 Kanawha County George Mason
U.S. Constitutional Convention
&0000000000025957.00000025,957 &0000000000000432.000000432 sq mi
(&0000000000001119.0000001,119 km 2)
State map highlighting Mason County
McDowell County 053 Welch 1858 Tazewell County (VA) James McDowell
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000027329.00000027,329 &0000000000000535.000000535 sq mi
(&0000000000001386.0000001,386 km 2)
State map highlighting McDowell County
Mercer County 055 Princeton 1837 Giles and Tazewell counties (VA) Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer
American Revolutionary War
&0000000000062980.00000062,980 &0000000000000420.000000420 sq mi
(&0000000000001088.0000001,088 km 2)
State map highlighting Mercer County
Mineral County 057 Keyser 1866 Hampshire County mineral resources &0000000000027078.00000027,078 &0000000000000328.000000328 sq mi
(&0000000000000850.000000850 km 2)
State map highlighting Mineral County
Mingo County 059 Williamson 1895 Logan County Mingo Native Americans &0000000000028253.00000028,253 &0000000000000423.000000423 sq mi
(&0000000000001096.0000001,096 km 2)
State map highlighting Mingo County
Monongalia County 061 Morgantown 1776 Augusta County (VA) Latin derivation for Monongahela River &0000000000081866.00000081,866 &0000000000000361.000000361 sq mi
(&0000000000000935.000000935 km 2)
State map highlighting Monongalia County
Monroe County 063 Union 1799 Greenbrier County James Monroe
U.S. President
(1817-1825)
&0000000000014583.00000014,583 &0000000000000473.000000473 sq mi
(&0000000000001225.0000001,225 km 2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Morgan County 065 Berkeley Springs 1820 Berkeley and Hampshire counties Daniel Morgan
U.S. Congressman (VA)
&0000000000014943.00000014,943 &0000000000000229.000000229 sq mi
(&0000000000000593.000000593 km 2)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Nicholas County 067 Summersville 1818 Greenbrier and Kanawaha counties Wilson Cary Nicholas
U.S. Senator (VA)
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000026562.00000026,562 &0000000000000649.000000649 sq mi
(&0000000000001681.0000001,681 km 2)
State map highlighting Nicholas County
Ohio County 069 Wheeling 1776 Augusta County (VA) Ohio River &0000000000047427.00000047,427 &0000000000000106.000000106 sq mi
(&0000000000000275.000000275 km 2)
State map highlighting Ohio County
Pendleton County 071 Franklin 1788 Augusta County (VA) Edmund Pendleton
First Continental Congress
&0000000000008196.0000008,196 &0000000000000698.000000698 sq mi
(&0000000000001808.0000001,808 km 2)
State map highlighting Pendleton County
Pleasants County 073 Saint Marys 1851 Ritchie, Tyler, and Wood counties James Pleasants, Jr.
U.S. Senator (VA)
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000007514.0000007,514 &0000000000000131.000000131 sq mi
(&0000000000000339.000000339 km 2)
State map highlighting Pleasants County
Pocahontas County 075 Marlinton 1821 Bath County (VA), Pendleton and Randolph counties Pocahontas of the Powhatan Native Americans &0000000000009131.0000009,131 &0000000000000940.000000940 sq mi
(&0000000000002435.0000002,435 km 2)
State map highlighting Pocahontas County
Preston County 077 Kingwood 1818 Monongalia County James Patton Preston
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000029334.00000029,334 &0000000000000648.000000648 sq mi
(&0000000000001678.0000001,678 km 2)
State map highlighting Preston County
Putnam County 079 Winfield 1848 Cabell, Kanawha, and Mason counties Gen. Israel Putnam
American Revolutionary War
&0000000000051589.00000051,589 &0000000000000346.000000346 sq mi
(&0000000000000896.000000896 km 2)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Raleigh County 081 Beckley 1850 Fayette County Sir Walter Raleigh
English explorer and poet
&0000000000079220.00000079,220 &0000000000000607.000000607 sq mi
(&0000000000001572.0000001,572 km 2)
State map highlighting Raleigh County
Randolph County 083 Elkins 1787 Harrison County Edmund Jenings Randolph
U.S. Attorney General
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000028262.00000028,262 &0000000000001040.0000001,040 sq mi
(&0000000000002694.0000002,694 km 2)
State map highlighting Randolph County
Ritchie County 085 Harrisville 1843 Harrison, Lewis, and Wood counties Thomas Ritchie
Virginia political figure
&0000000000010343.00000010,343 &0000000000000454.000000454 sq mi
(&0000000000001176.0000001,176 km 2)
State map highlighting Ritchie County
Roane County 087 Spencer 1856 Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha and Wirt counties Spencer Roane
Virginia Supreme Court
&0000000000015446.00000015,446 &0000000000000484.000000484 sq mi
(&0000000000001254.0000001,254 km 2)
State map highlighting Roane County
Summers County 089 Hinton 1871 Greenbrier County George W. Summers
U.S. Congressman (VA)
Circuit Court judge
&0000000000012999.00000012,999 &0000000000000361.000000361 sq mi
(&0000000000000935.000000935 km 2)
State map highlighting Summers County
Taylor County 091 Grafton 1844 Barbour, Harrison, Marion, and Preston counties John Taylor of Caroline
U.S. Senator (VA)
&0000000000016089.00000016,089 &0000000000000173.000000173 sq mi
(&0000000000000448.000000448 km 2)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Tucker County 093 Parsons 1856 Randolph County Henry St. George Tucker
U.S. Congressman (VA)
Virginia Supreme Court
&0000000000007321.0000007,321 &0000000000000419.000000419 sq mi
(&0000000000001085.0000001,085 km 2)
State map highlighting Tucker County
Tyler County 095 Middlebourne 1814 Ohio County John Tyler
U.S. President
(1841-1845)
&0000000000009592.0000009,592 &0000000000000258.000000258 sq mi
(&0000000000000668.000000668 km 2)
State map highlighting Tyler County
Upshur County 097 Buckhannon 1851 Barbour and Lewis counties Abel Parker Upshur
U.S. Secretary of the Navy
U.S. Secretary of State
&0000000000023404.00000023,404 &0000000000000355.000000355 sq mi
(&0000000000000919.000000919 km 2)
State map highlighting Upshur County
Wayne County 099 Wayne 1842 Cabell County Gen."Mad" Anthony Wayne
Revolutionary War
U.S. Congressman (GA)
&0000000000042903.00000042,903 &0000000000000506.000000506 sq mi
(&0000000000001311.0000001,311 km 2)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Webster County 101 Webster Springs 1860 Braxton, Nicholas, and Randolph counties Daniel Webster
U.S. Senator (NH)
U.S. Secretary of State
&0000000000009719.0000009,719 &0000000000000556.000000556 sq mi
(&0000000000001440.0000001,440 km 2)
State map highlighting Webster County
Wetzel County 103 New Martinsville 1846 Tyler County Lewis Wetzel
noted frontiersman
&0000000000017693.00000017,693 &0000000000000359.000000359 sq mi
(&0000000000000930.000000930 km 2)
State map highlighting Wetzel County
Wirt County 105 Elizabeth 1848 Jackson and Wirt counties William Wirt
U.S. Attorney General
&0000000000005873.0000005,873 &0000000000000233.000000233 sq mi
(&0000000000000603.000000603 km 2)
State map highlighting Wirt County
Wood County 107 Parkersburg 1798 Harrison County James Wood,
Governor of Virginia
&0000000000087986.00000087,986 &0000000000000367.000000367 sq mi
(&0000000000000951.000000951 km 2)
State map highlighting Wood County
Wyoming County 109 Pineville 1850 Logan County derived from Native American term for wide plain &0000000000025708.00000025,708 &0000000000000501.000000501 sq mi
(&0000000000001298.0000001,298 km 2)
State map highlighting Wyoming County

See also

References

  1. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/tx.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=WV. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
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List of 55 counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia:

West Virginia county boundaries
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
WV 54 West Virginia
FIPS County Code County Name
001 Barbour County
003 Berkeley County
005 Boone County
007 Braxton County
009 Brooke County
011 Cabell County
013 Calhoun County
015 Clay County
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
WV 54 West Virginia
FIPS County Code County Name
017 Doddridge County
019 Fayette County
021 Gilmer County
023 Grant County
025 Greenbrier County
027 Hampshire County
029 Hancock County
031 Hardy County
033 Harrison County
035 Jackson County
037 Jefferson County
039 Kanawha County
041 Lewis County
043 Lincoln County
045 Logan County
047 McDowell County
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
WV 54 West Virginia
FIPS County Code County Name
049 Marion County
051 Marshall County
053 Mason County
055 Mercer County
057 Mineral County
059 Mingo County
061 Monongalia County
063 Monroe County
065 Morgan County
067 Nicholas County
069 Ohio County
071 Pendleton County
073 Pleasants County
075 Pocahontas County
077 Preston County
079 Putnam County
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
WV 54 West Virginia
FIPS County Code County Name
081 Raleigh County
083 Randolph County
085 Ritchie County
087 Roane County
089 Summers County
091 Taylor County
093 Tucker County
095 Tyler County
097 Upshur County
099 Wayne County
101 Webster County
103 Wetzel County
105 Wirt County
107 Wood County
109 Wyoming County
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