List of counties in West Virginia

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West Virginia county boundaries

There are 55 counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

List[change | edit source]

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County Seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Meaning of name
Population
[3]
Area
[2]
Map
Barbour County 001 Philippi 1843 Harrison, Lewis and Randolph counties Philip Pendleton Barbour
U.S. Speaker of the House
&&&&&&&&&&016589.&&&&&016,589 &&&&&&&&&&&&0341.&&&&&0341 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0883.&&&&&0883 km²)
State map highlighting Barbour County
Berkeley County 003 Martinsburg 1772 Frederick County (VA) Norborne Berkeley
Royal Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&0104169.&&&&&0104,169 &&&&&&&&&&&&0321.&&&&&0321 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0831.&&&&&0831 km²)
State map highlighting Berkeley County
Boone County 005 Madison 1847 Cabell, Kanawha, and Logan counties Daniel Boone
American frontiersman
&&&&&&&&&&024629.&&&&&024,629 &&&&&&&&&&&&0503.&&&&&0503 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01303.&&&&&01,303 km²)
State map highlighting Boone County
Braxton County 007 Sutton 1836 Kanawha, Lewis, and Nicholas counties Carter Braxton
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
&&&&&&&&&&014523.&&&&&014,523 &&&&&&&&&&&&0514.&&&&&0514 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01331.&&&&&01,331 km²)
State map highlighting Braxton County
Brooke County 009 Wellsburg 1796 Ohio County Robert Brooke
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&024069.&&&&&024,069 &&&&&&&&&&&&&089.&&&&&089 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0231.&&&&&0231 km²)
State map highlighting Brooke County
Cabell County 011 Huntington 1809 Kanawha County William H. Cabell
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&096319.&&&&&096,319 &&&&&&&&&&&&0282.&&&&&0282 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0730.&&&&&0730 km²)
State map highlighting Cabell County
Calhoun County 013 Grantsville 1856 Gilmer County John C. Calhoun
U.S. Vice President
(1825–1832)
&&&&&&&&&&&07627.&&&&&07,627 &&&&&&&&&&&&0281.&&&&&0281 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0728.&&&&&0728 km²)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Clay County 015 Clay 1858 Braxton and Nicholas elk counties Henry Clay
U.S. Senator (KY)
U.S. Speaker of the House
&&&&&&&&&&&09386.&&&&&09,386 &&&&&&&&&&&&0342.&&&&&0342 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0886.&&&&&0886 km²)
State map highlighting Clay County
Doddridge County 017 West Union 1845 Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, and Taylor counties Philip Doddridge
U.S. Congressman (VA)
&&&&&&&&&&&08202.&&&&&08,202 &&&&&&&&&&&&0320.&&&&&0320 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0829.&&&&&0829 km²)
State map highlighting Doddridge County
Fayette County 019 Fayetteville 1831 Kanawha, Greenbrier and Logan counties Marquis de Lafayette
French-born American Revolutionary War general
&&&&&&&&&&046039.&&&&&046,039 &&&&&&&&&&&&0664.&&&&&0664 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01720.&&&&&01,720 km²)
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
&&&&&&&&&&&08693.&&&&&08,693 &&&&&&&&&&&&0340.&&&&&0340 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0881.&&&&&0881 km²)
State map highlighting Gilmer County
Grant County 023 Petersburg 1866 Hardy County Ulysses S. Grant
U.S. President
(1869–1877)
&&&&&&&&&&011937.&&&&&011,937 &&&&&&&&&&&&0477.&&&&&0477 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01235.&&&&&01,235 km²)
State map highlighting Grant County
Greenbrier County 025 Lewisburg 1778 Montgomery and Botetourt counties (VA) Greenbrier River &&&&&&&&&&035480.&&&&&035,480 &&&&&&&&&&&01021.&&&&&01,021 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02644.&&&&&02,644 km²)
State map highlighting Greenbrier County
Hampshire County 027 Romney 1754 Frederick County (VA) County of Hampshire in England &&&&&&&&&&023964.&&&&&023,964 &&&&&&&&&&&&0642.&&&&&0642 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01663.&&&&&01,663 km²)
State map highlighting Hampshire County
Hancock County 029 New Cumberland 1848 Brooke County John Hancock
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Governor of Massachusetts
&&&&&&&&&&030676.&&&&&030,676 &&&&&&&&&&&&&083.&&&&&083 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0215.&&&&&0215 km²)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardy County 031 Moorefield 1786 Hampshire County Samuel Hardy
Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress
&&&&&&&&&&014025.&&&&&014,025 &&&&&&&&&&&&0583.&&&&&0583 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01510.&&&&&01,510 km²)
State map highlighting Hardy County
Harrison County 033 Clarksburg 1784 Monongalia County Benjamin Harrison V
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&069099.&&&&&069,099 &&&&&&&&&&&&0416.&&&&&0416 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01077.&&&&&01,077 km²)
State map highlighting Harrison County
Jackson County 035 Ripley 1831 Kanawha, Mason, and Wood counties Andrew Jackson
U.S. President
(1829–1837)
&&&&&&&&&&029211.&&&&&029,211 &&&&&&&&&&&&0466.&&&&&0466 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01207.&&&&&01,207 km²)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 037 Charles Town 1801 Berkeley County Thomas Jefferson
U.S. President
(1801–1809)
&&&&&&&&&&053498.&&&&&053,498 &&&&&&&&&&&&0210.&&&&&0210 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0544.&&&&&0544 km²)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Kanawha County 039 Charleston 1789 Greenbrier County, Montgomery County (VA) Kanawha River &&&&&&&&&0193063.&&&&&0193,063 &&&&&&&&&&&&0903.&&&&&0903 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02339.&&&&&02,339 km²)
State map highlighting Kanawha County
Lewis County 041 Weston 1816 Harrison County American Revolutionary War Charles Lewis
first soldier killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant
&&&&&&&&&&016372.&&&&&016,372 &&&&&&&&&&&&0389.&&&&&0389 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01008.&&&&&01,008 km²)
State map highlighting Lewis County
Lincoln County 043 Hamlin 1867 Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Logan counties Abraham Lincoln
U.S. President
(1861–1865)
&&&&&&&&&&021720.&&&&&021,720 &&&&&&&&&&&&0438.&&&&&0438 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01134.&&&&&01,134 km²)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Logan County 045 Logan 1824 Cabell and Kanawha counties, Giles and Tazewell counties (VA) Chief Logan
Mingo leader
&&&&&&&&&&036743.&&&&&036,743 &&&&&&&&&&&&0454.&&&&&0454 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01176.&&&&&01,176 km²)
State map highlighting Logan County
Marion County 049 Fairmont 1842 Harrison and Monongalia counties Francis Marion
American Revolutionary War general
&&&&&&&&&&056418.&&&&&056,418 &&&&&&&&&&&&0310.&&&&&0310 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0803.&&&&&0803 km²)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 051 Moundsville 1835 Ohio County John Marshall
U.S. Secretary of State
Chief Justice of the U.S.
&&&&&&&&&&033107.&&&&&033,107 &&&&&&&&&&&&0307.&&&&&0307 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0795.&&&&&0795 km²)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Mason County 053 Point Pleasant 1804 Kanawha County George Mason
U.S. Constitutional Convention
"Father of the Bill of Rights"
&&&&&&&&&&027324.&&&&&027,324 &&&&&&&&&&&&0432.&&&&&0432 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01119.&&&&&01,119 km²)
State map highlighting Mason County
McDowell County 047 Welch 1858 Tazewell County (VA) James McDowell
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&022113.&&&&&022,113 &&&&&&&&&&&&0535.&&&&&0535 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01386.&&&&&01,386 km²)
State map highlighting McDowell County
Mercer County 055 Princeton 1837 Giles and Tazewell counties (VA) Hugh Mercer
American Revolutionary War general
&&&&&&&&&&062264.&&&&&062,264 &&&&&&&&&&&&0420.&&&&&0420 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01088.&&&&&01,088 km²)
State map highlighting Mercer County
Mineral County 057 Keyser 1866 Hampshire County abundant mineral resources &&&&&&&&&&028212.&&&&&028,212 &&&&&&&&&&&&0328.&&&&&0328 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0850.&&&&&0850 km²)
State map highlighting Mineral County
Mingo County 059 Williamson 1895 Logan County Mingo Native Americans &&&&&&&&&&026839.&&&&&026,839 &&&&&&&&&&&&0423.&&&&&0423 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01096.&&&&&01,096 km²)
State map highlighting Mingo County
Monongalia County 061 Morgantown 1776 Augusta County (VA) Latin derivation for Monongahela River &&&&&&&&&&096189.&&&&&096,189 &&&&&&&&&&&&0361.&&&&&0361 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0935.&&&&&0935 km²)
State map highlighting Monongalia County
Monroe County 063 Union 1799 Greenbrier County James Monroe
U.S. President
(1817–1825)
&&&&&&&&&&013502.&&&&&013,502 &&&&&&&&&&&&0473.&&&&&0473 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01225.&&&&&01,225 km²)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Morgan County 065 Berkeley Springs 1820 Berkeley and Hampshire counties Daniel Morgan
U.S. Congressman (VA)
&&&&&&&&&&017541.&&&&&017,541 &&&&&&&&&&&&0229.&&&&&0229 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0593.&&&&&0593 km²)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Nicholas County 067 Summersville 1818 Greenbrier and Kanawaha counties Wilson Cary Nicholas
U.S. Senator (VA)
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&026233.&&&&&026,233 &&&&&&&&&&&&0649.&&&&&0649 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01681.&&&&&01,681 km²)
State map highlighting Nicholas County
Ohio County 069 Wheeling 1776 Augusta County (VA) Ohio River &&&&&&&&&&044443.&&&&&044,443 &&&&&&&&&&&&0106.&&&&&0106 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0275.&&&&&0275 km²)
State map highlighting Ohio County
Pendleton County 071 Franklin 1788 Augusta County (VA) Edmund Pendleton
First Continental Congress
&&&&&&&&&&&07695.&&&&&07,695 &&&&&&&&&&&&0698.&&&&&0698 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01808.&&&&&01,808 km²)
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
&&&&&&&&&&&07605.&&&&&07,605 &&&&&&&&&&&&0131.&&&&&0131 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 km²)
State map highlighting Pleasants County
Pocahontas County 075 Marlinton 1821 Bath County (VA), Pendleton and Randolph counties Pocahontas
Powhatan Native American who assisted early English settlers
&&&&&&&&&&&08719.&&&&&08,719 &&&&&&&&&&&&0940.&&&&&0940 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02435.&&&&&02,435 km²)
State map highlighting Pocahontas County
Preston County 077 Kingwood 1818 Monongalia County James Patton Preston
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&033520.&&&&&033,520 &&&&&&&&&&&&0648.&&&&&0648 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01678.&&&&&01,678 km²)
State map highlighting Preston County
Putnam County 079 Winfield 1848 Cabell, Kanawha, and Mason counties Israel Putnam
American Revolutionary War general
&&&&&&&&&&055486.&&&&&055,486 &&&&&&&&&&&&0346.&&&&&0346 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0896.&&&&&0896 km²)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Raleigh County 081 Beckley 1850 Fayette County Sir Walter Raleigh
English explorer and poet
&&&&&&&&&&078859.&&&&&078,859 &&&&&&&&&&&&0607.&&&&&0607 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01572.&&&&&01,572 km²)
State map highlighting Raleigh County
Randolph County 083 Elkins 1787 Harrison County Edmund Jenings Randolph
U.S. Attorney General
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&029405.&&&&&029,405 &&&&&&&&&&&01040.&&&&&01,040 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02694.&&&&&02,694 km²)
State map highlighting Randolph County
Ritchie County 085 Harrisville 1843 Harrison, Lewis, and Wood counties Thomas Ritchie
nationally influential Virginia newspaper publisher
&&&&&&&&&&010449.&&&&&010,449 &&&&&&&&&&&&0454.&&&&&0454 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01176.&&&&&01,176 km²)
State map highlighting Ritchie County
Roane County 087 Spencer 1856 Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha and Wirt counties Spencer Roane
Virginia Supreme Court justice
&&&&&&&&&&014926.&&&&&014,926 &&&&&&&&&&&&0484.&&&&&0484 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01254.&&&&&01,254 km²)
State map highlighting Roane County
Summers County 089 Hinton 1871 Greenbrier County George W. Summers
U.S. Congressman (VA)
Circuit Court judge
&&&&&&&&&&013927.&&&&&013,927 &&&&&&&&&&&&0361.&&&&&0361 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0935.&&&&&0935 km²)
State map highlighting Summers County
Taylor County 091 Grafton 1844 Barbour, Harrison, Marion, and Preston counties John Taylor of Caroline
U.S. Senator (VA)
&&&&&&&&&&016895.&&&&&016,895 &&&&&&&&&&&&0173.&&&&&0173 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0448.&&&&&0448 km²)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Tucker County 093 Parsons 1856 Randolph County Henry St. George Tucker
U.S. Congressman (VA)
Virginia Supreme Court
&&&&&&&&&&&07141.&&&&&07,141 &&&&&&&&&&&&0419.&&&&&0419 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01085.&&&&&01,085 km²)
State map highlighting Tucker County
Tyler County 095 Middlebourne 1814 Ohio County John Tyler, Sr.
Governor of VA
&&&&&&&&&&&09208.&&&&&09,208 &&&&&&&&&&&&0258.&&&&&0258 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0668.&&&&&0668 km²)
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
&&&&&&&&&&024254.&&&&&024,254 &&&&&&&&&&&&0355.&&&&&0355 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0919.&&&&&0919 km²)
State map highlighting Upshur County
Wayne County 099 Wayne 1842 Cabell County "Mad" Anthony Wayne
Revolutionary War general
U.S. Congressman (GA)
&&&&&&&&&&042481.&&&&&042,481 &&&&&&&&&&&&0506.&&&&&0506 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01311.&&&&&01,311 km²)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Webster County 101 Webster Springs 1860 Braxton, Nicholas, and Randolph counties Daniel Webster
U.S. Senator (MA)
U.S. Secretary of State
&&&&&&&&&&&09154.&&&&&09,154 &&&&&&&&&&&&0556.&&&&&0556 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01440.&&&&&01,440 km²)
State map highlighting Webster County
Wetzel County 103 New Martinsville 1846 Tyler County Lewis Wetzel
noted frontiersman
&&&&&&&&&&016583.&&&&&016,583 &&&&&&&&&&&&0359.&&&&&0359 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0930.&&&&&0930 km²)
State map highlighting Wetzel County
Wirt County 105 Elizabeth 1848 Jackson and Wirt counties William Wirt
U.S. Attorney General
&&&&&&&&&&&05717.&&&&&05,717 &&&&&&&&&&&&0233.&&&&&0233 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0603.&&&&&0603 km²)
State map highlighting Wirt County
Wood County 107 Parkersburg 1798 Harrison County James Wood,
Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&086956.&&&&&086,956 &&&&&&&&&&&&0367.&&&&&0367 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0951.&&&&&0951 km²)
State map highlighting Wood County
Wyoming County 109 Pineville 1850 Logan County derived from Native American term for "wide plain" &&&&&&&&&&023796.&&&&&023,796 &&&&&&&&&&&&0501.&&&&&0501 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01298.&&&&&01,298 km²)
State map highlighting Wyoming County

References[change | edit source]

  1. "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/wv.html. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. USA Today. "Census 2010: West Virginia". http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/WV. Retrieved 2011-05-21.