List of counties in West Virginia

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

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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
16,589 341 sq mi
(883 km2)
State map highlighting Barbour County
Berkeley County 003 Martinsburg 1772 Frederick County (VA) Norborne Berkeley
Royal Governor of Virginia
104,169 321 sq mi
(831 km2)
State map highlighting Berkeley County
Boone County 005 Madison 1847 Cabell, Kanawha, and Logan counties Daniel Boone
American frontiersman
24,629 503 sq mi
(1,303 km2)
State map highlighting Boone County
Braxton County 007 Sutton 1836 Kanawha, Lewis, and Nicholas counties Carter Braxton
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
14,523 514 sq mi
(1,331 km2)
State map highlighting Braxton County
Brooke County 009 Wellsburg 1796 Ohio County Robert Brooke
Governor of Virginia
24,069 89 sq mi
(231 km2)
State map highlighting Brooke County
Cabell County 011 Huntington 1809 Kanawha County William H. Cabell
Governor of Virginia
96,319 282 sq mi
(730 km2)
State map highlighting Cabell County
Calhoun County 013 Grantsville 1856 Gilmer County John C. Calhoun
U.S. Vice President
(1825–1832)
7,627 281 sq mi
(728 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
9,386 342 sq mi
(886 km2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Doddridge County 017 West Union 1845 Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, and Taylor counties Philip Doddridge
U.S. Congressman (VA)
8,202 320 sq mi
(829 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
46,039 664 sq mi
(1,720 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
8,693 340 sq mi
(881 km2)
State map highlighting Gilmer County
Grant County 023 Petersburg 1866 Hardy County Ulysses S. Grant
U.S. President
(1869–1877)
11,937 477 sq mi
(1,235 km2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Greenbrier County 025 Lewisburg 1778 Montgomery and Botetourt counties (VA) Greenbrier River 35,480 1,021 sq mi
(2,644 km2)
State map highlighting Greenbrier County
Hampshire County 027 Romney 1754 Frederick County (VA) County of Hampshire in England 23,964 642 sq mi
(1,663 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
30,676 83 sq mi
(215 km2)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardy County 031 Moorefield 1786 Hampshire County Samuel Hardy
Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress
14,025 583 sq mi
(1,510 km2)
State map highlighting Hardy County
Harrison County 033 Clarksburg 1784 Monongalia County Benjamin Harrison V
Governor of Virginia
69,099 416 sq mi
(1,077 km2)
State map highlighting Harrison County
Jackson County 035 Ripley 1831 Kanawha, Mason, and Wood counties Andrew Jackson
U.S. President
(1829–1837)
29,211 466 sq mi
(1,207 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 037 Charles Town 1801 Berkeley County Thomas Jefferson
U.S. President
(1801–1809)
53,498 210 sq mi
(544 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Kanawha County 039 Charleston 1789 Greenbrier County, Montgomery County (VA) Kanawha River 193,063 903 sq mi
(2,339 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
16,372 389 sq mi
(1,008 km2)
State map highlighting Lewis County
Lincoln County 043 Hamlin 1867 Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Logan counties Abraham Lincoln
U.S. President
(1861–1865)
21,720 438 sq mi
(1,134 km2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Logan County 045 Logan 1824 Cabell and Kanawha counties, Giles and Tazewell counties (VA) Chief Logan
Mingo leader
36,743 454 sq mi
(1,176 km2)
State map highlighting Logan County
Marion County 049 Fairmont 1842 Harrison and Monongalia counties Francis Marion
American Revolutionary War general
56,418 310 sq mi
(803 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.
33,107 307 sq mi
(795 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"
27,324 432 sq mi
(1,119 km2)
State map highlighting Mason County
McDowell County 047 Welch 1858 Tazewell County (VA) James McDowell
Governor of Virginia
22,113 535 sq mi
(1,386 km2)
State map highlighting McDowell County
Mercer County 055 Princeton 1837 Giles and Tazewell counties (VA) Hugh Mercer
American Revolutionary War general
62,264 420 sq mi
(1,088 km2)
State map highlighting Mercer County
Mineral County 057 Keyser 1866 Hampshire County abundant mineral resources 28,212 328 sq mi
(850 km2)
State map highlighting Mineral County
Mingo County 059 Williamson 1895 Logan County Mingo Native Americans 26,839 423 sq mi
(1,096 km2)
State map highlighting Mingo County
Monongalia County 061 Morgantown 1776 Augusta County (VA) Latin derivation for Monongahela River 96,189 361 sq mi
(935 km2)
State map highlighting Monongalia County
Monroe County 063 Union 1799 Greenbrier County James Monroe
U.S. President
(1817–1825)
13,502 473 sq mi
(1,225 km2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Morgan County 065 Berkeley Springs 1820 Berkeley and Hampshire counties Daniel Morgan
U.S. Congressman (VA)
17,541 229 sq mi
(593 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
26,233 649 sq mi
(1,681 km2)
State map highlighting Nicholas County
Ohio County 069 Wheeling 1776 Augusta County (VA) Ohio River 44,443 106 sq mi
(275 km2)
State map highlighting Ohio County
Pendleton County 071 Franklin 1788 Augusta County (VA) Edmund Pendleton
First Continental Congress
7,695 698 sq mi
(1,808 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
7,605 131 sq mi
(339 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
8,719 940 sq mi
(2,435 km2)
State map highlighting Pocahontas County
Preston County 077 Kingwood 1818 Monongalia County James Patton Preston
Governor of Virginia
33,520 648 sq mi
(1,678 km2)
State map highlighting Preston County
Putnam County 079 Winfield 1848 Cabell, Kanawha, and Mason counties Israel Putnam
American Revolutionary War general
55,486 346 sq mi
(896 km2)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Raleigh County 081 Beckley 1850 Fayette County Sir Walter Raleigh
English explorer and poet
78,859 607 sq mi
(1,572 km2)
State map highlighting Raleigh County
Randolph County 083 Elkins 1787 Harrison County Edmund Jenings Randolph
U.S. Attorney General
Governor of Virginia
29,405 1,040 sq mi
(2,694 km2)
State map highlighting Randolph County
Ritchie County 085 Harrisville 1843 Harrison, Lewis, and Wood counties Thomas Ritchie
nationally influential Virginia newspaper publisher
10,449 454 sq mi
(1,176 km2)
State map highlighting Ritchie County
Roane County 087 Spencer 1856 Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha and Wirt counties Spencer Roane
Virginia Supreme Court justice
14,926 484 sq mi
(1,254 km2)
State map highlighting Roane County
Summers County 089 Hinton 1871 Greenbrier County George W. Summers
U.S. Congressman (VA)
Circuit Court judge
13,927 361 sq mi
(935 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)
16,895 173 sq mi
(448 km2)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Tucker County 093 Parsons 1856 Randolph County Henry St. George Tucker
U.S. Congressman (VA)
Virginia Supreme Court
7,141 419 sq mi
(1,085 km2)
State map highlighting Tucker County
Tyler County 095 Middlebourne 1814 Ohio County John Tyler, Sr.
Governor of VA
9,208 258 sq mi
(668 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
24,254 355 sq mi
(919 km2)
State map highlighting Upshur County
Wayne County 099 Wayne 1842 Cabell County "Mad" Anthony Wayne
Revolutionary War general
U.S. Congressman (GA)
42,481 506 sq mi
(1,311 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
9,154 556 sq mi
(1,440 km2)
State map highlighting Webster County
Wetzel County 103 New Martinsville 1846 Tyler County Lewis Wetzel
noted frontiersman
16,583 359 sq mi
(930 km2)
State map highlighting Wetzel County
Wirt County 105 Elizabeth 1848 Jackson and Wirt counties William Wirt
U.S. Attorney General
5,717 233 sq mi
(603 km2)
State map highlighting Wirt County
Wood County 107 Parkersburg 1798 Harrison County James Wood,
Governor of Virginia
86,956 367 sq mi
(951 km2)
State map highlighting Wood County
Wyoming County 109 Pineville 1850 Logan County derived from Native American term for "wide plain" 23,796 501 sq mi
(1,298 km2)
State map highlighting Wyoming County

References[change | change source]

  1. "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  3. USA Today. "Census 2010: West Virginia". Retrieved 2011-05-21.