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Alleghany County 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 County is 449 square miles. [source: wikipedia]
Alleghany County takes the name of the great chain of mountains that
forms its western border. The name Alleghany was given to the mountains
by the English settlers of the north, who had received it from the
[Source: Virginia County Names: Two Hundred and Seventy Years
of Virginia History; By Charles Massie Long; Page 168; Publ. 1908]
Cities and Towns
Clifton Forge - Iron Gate - Low Moore - Selma
Covington, independent city and the county seat, is not technically a part of Alleghany
(though we will be putting the data for that city here)
Alleghany County Courthouse
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0670