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County Information
Alleghany Co was established on January 05, 1822 from parts of Botetourt, Bath and Monroe Counties. It was named for the Alleghany Mountains. 
During the Civil War, the iron for the Merrimac came from the Longdale Furnace in the county. Regiments from Alleghany County were at the surrender at Appomattox.

Alleghany Co is 449 square miles. 
Population in 2000 was 12,936

CITIES AND TOWNS
Clifton Forge - Iron Gate - Low Moore - Selma
Covington, independent city and the county seat, is not part of Alleghany County

NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA
George Washington National Forest (part)

Alleghany County Courthouse
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0670
Phone: (540) 965-1730
Fax: (540) 965-1732

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Online Data

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

Oct 2013
1883 Pensioners

Sept 2013
1890 Vet Census for Clifton and Covington
Post Offices in 1850

Jun 2012
Maydian - Deeds Marriage
Paul - Davies Marriage
Gregory - Loving Marriage
Snead - Lyndsay Marriage

May 2012
Marriages
1890 Veteran's Census - Bailing

Dec 2011
Massie Family Biography


Surrounding Counties

Bath Co VA - Botetourt Co VA - Craig Co VA

Greenbrier Co WV - Monroe Co WV - Rockbridge Co VA

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