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Virginia is covered on the Northeast States List
formed in 1738 from Orange County, although county government was not
organized until 1745. It was named for Augusta
of Saxe-Gotha, Princess
of Wales and mother of the future King George III of the United Kingdom.
County was a vast territory with an indefinite western boundary. Most of
what is now West Virginia as well as all
of Kentucky were formed from it, and it also claimed the territory north
and west of those areas, theoretically
all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Reductions in its extent began in 1770,
when its southern part became Botetourt County.
In 1776 part of western Augusta County, an area also known as the
District of West Augusta, became Monongalia County,
Ohio County, and Yohogania
County (abolished in 1786). In 1778 the
part of Augusta County west of the Ohio River became Illinois
County (abolished in 1784); the northeastern part of what was left
became Rockingham County, and the southwestern
part was combined with part of Botetourt County to form Rockbridge
County. In 1788 the northern part of the still
shrinking county was combined with part of Hardy County to become
Pendleton County. Augusta County assumed its
present dimensions in 1790, when its western part was combined with
parts of Botetourt County and Greenbrier County
to form Bath County.
Staunton -- Waynesboro
Churchville - Craigsville - Crimora - Dooms - Fishersville -
Fort Defiance - Greenville - Grottoes - Jolivue - Lyndhurst
Mount Sidney - Mount Solon - Sherando - Spring Hill -
Steeles Tavern - Stuarts Draft - Verona - Weyers Cave
Co VA - Bath
Co VA - Highland
Co VA -
Nelson Co VA - Pendleton
Co WV - Rockbridge
Co VA - Rockingham
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