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The Growth of Virginia, 1634-1895:

VA 1851-1860

Eight out of the eleven counties formed in the decade prior to the outbreak of the War Between the States were made from lands provided by multiple donors, as is shown below. Most activity continued to be on the Appalachian Plateau, as counties began to attain sizes adquate to provide access of their citizens to various county seats.

1851 - Craig (Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles, Monroe)
1851 - Upshur (Randolph, Barbour, Lewis)
1851 - Pleasants (Wood, Tyler, Ritchie)
1856 - Wise (Lee, Scott, Russell)
1856 - Calhoun (Gilmer)
1856 - Roane (Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer)
1856 - Tucker (Randolph)
1858 - Buchanan (Tazewell, Russell)
1858 - McDowell (Tazewell)
1858 - Clay (Braxton, Nicholas)
1860 - Webster (Nicholas, Braxton, Randolph)

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[adapted from Michael Doran, Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia, 1634-1895], available under General References

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