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County Information

Botetourt County was established in 1770 from Augusta County. The county is named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, more commonly know as Lord Botetourt, (1718-1770), who was a popular governor of the Virginia Colony from 1768 to 1770, when he died suddenly while in office.

In the 1770s and 1780s, when Virginia claimed most of the Northwest Territory which would later form all or part of six states, the land was divided between Botetourt and Augusta Counties.

Botetourt County is a part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the southern parts of the county have become increasingly suburban in recent decades. Much of the area's former farmland and orchards have been developed into residential subdivisions and businesses.  

CITIES
Blue Ridge - Buchanan - Cloverdale - Daleville -
Eagle Rock - Fincastle - Hollins - Oriskany - Springwood - Troutville


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Website updates:
J
an 2014
1883 Pensioners, Post Offices in 1850


Feb 2013
Douglass Family Marriages
 


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