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county ‧ FIPS code ‧ county seat ‧ established ‧ origin ‧ etymology ‧ population ‧ area ‧ •

—A—

  • Accomack C. ‧ 001 ‧ Accomac ‧ 1663 ‧ ? ‧ from the Native American word Accawmack~on the other side ‧ referencing the county's position across Chesapeake Bay ‧ 79,236 ‧ 723 sq mi ‧ 1,873 km2 ‧
  • Albemarle C. ‧ 003 ‧ Charlottesville ‧ 1744 ‧ ? ‧ Willem Anne van KEPPEL ‧ 2nd Earl of Albemarle, colonial proprietary governor ‧ 98,970 ‧ 723 sq mi ‧ 1,873 km2 ‧
  • Alleghany C. ‧ 005 ‧ Covington ‧ 1822 ‧ ? ‧ Alleghany Mountains ‧ 12,926 ‧ 446 sq mi ‧ 1,155 km2 ‧
  • Amelia C. ‧ 007 ‧ Amelia Court House ‧ 1734 ‧ ? ‧ Princess Amelia Sophia ‧ 2e daughter of George II of Great Britain ‧ 11,400 ‧ 357 sq mi ‧ 925 km2 ‧
  • Amherst C. ‧ 009 ‧ Amherst ‧ 1761 ‧ ? ‧ Jeffery AMHERST ‧ British conqueror of Quebec during the Seven Years War & colonial governor of Virginia ‧ 31,894 ‧ 475 sq mi ‧ 1,230 km2 ‧
  • Appomattox C. ‧ 011 ‧ Appomattox ‧ 1845 ‧ ? ‧ Appomattox River ‧ 13,705 ‧ 334 sq mi ‧ 865 km2 ‧
  • Arlington C. ‧ 013 ‧ Arlington ‧ 1801 ‧ ? ‧ Henry BENNET ‧ 1st Earl of Arlington ‧ colonial proprietary landowner ‧ 189,453 ‧ 26 sq mi ‧ 67 km2 ‧
  • Augusta C. ‧ 015 ‧ Staunton ‧ 1745 ‧ ? ‧ Augusta of SAXE-GOTHA ‧ the Princess of Wales ‧ 65,615 ‧ 971 sq mi ‧ 2,515 km2 ‧

—B—

  • Bath C. ‧ 017 ‧ Warm Springs ‧ 1790 ‧ from Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier counties Dec‧14 1790 ‧ Bath-England ‧ 5,048 ‧ 532 sq mi ‧ 1,378 km2 ‧
  • Bedford C. ‧ 019 ‧ Bedford ‧ 1753 ‧ ? ‧ John RUSSELL - 4th Duke of Bedford ‧ British politician & one of the head negotiators of the Peace of Paris ‧ 60,371 ‧ 755 sq mi ‧ 1,955 km2 ‧
  • Bland C. ‧ 021 ‧ Bland ‧ 1861 ‧ ? ‧ Richard BLAND ‧ member Continental Congress & publisher American Revolutionary War-era tract An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies ‧ 6,871 ‧ 359 sq mi ‧ 930 km2 ‧
  • Botetourt C. ‧ 023 ‧ Fincastle ‧ 1796 ‧ ? ‧ Norborne Berkeley ‧ 4th Baron BOTETOURT ‧ colonial governor of Virginia ‧ 30,496 ‧ 543 sq mi ‧ 1,406 km2 ‧
  • Brunswick C. ‧ 025 ‧ Lawrenceville ‧ 1732 ‧ ? ‧ Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, from which the current line of British monarchs hailed ‧ 18,419 ‧ 566 sq mi ‧ 1,466 km2 ‧
  • Buchanan C. ‧ 027 ‧ Grundy ‧ 1858 ‧ ? ‧ James BUCHANAN ‧ 15e US President ‧ 26,978 ‧ 504 sq mi ‧ 1,305 km2 ‧
  • Buckingham C. ‧ 029 ‧ Buckingham ‧ 1785 ‧ ? ‧ Buckinghamshire-England ‧ 15,623 ‧ 581 sq mi ‧ 1,505 km2 ‧ •

—C—

  • Campbell C. ‧ 031 ‧ Rustburg ‧ 1782 ‧ ? ‧ William CAMPBELL ‧ Revolutionary War general 51,078 ‧ 504 sq mi ‧ 1,305 km2 ‧
  • Caroline C. ‧ 033 ‧ Bowling Green ‧ 1728 ‧ ? ‧ Caroline of ANSBACH ‧ wife of King George II of Great Britain ‧ 22,121 ‧ 533 sq mi ‧ 1,380 km2 ‧
  • Carroll C. ‧ 035 ‧ Hillsville ‧ 1842 ‧ ? ‧ Charles CARROLL ‧ last living signer Declaration of Independence ‧ 29,245 ‧ 476 sq mi ‧ 1,233 km2 ‧
  • Charles City C. ‧ 036 ‧ Charles City ‧ 1634 ‧ Colonial division before 1635 ‧ King Charles I of England ‧ 6,926 ‧ 182 sq mi ‧ 471 km2 ‧
  • Charlotte C. ‧ 037 ‧ Charlotte Court House ‧ 1765 ‧ ? ‧ Charlotte of Mecklenburg-STRELITZ ‧ wife of King George III of Great Britain ‧ 12,472 ‧ 475 sq mi ‧ 1,230 km2 ‧
  • Chesterfield C. ‧ 041 ‧ Chesterfield ‧ 1749 ‧ ? ‧ Philip STANHOPE ‧ 4th Earl of Chesterfield ‧ British politician & Lord of the Bedchamber ‧ 259,903 ‧ 426 sq mi ‧ 1,103 km2 ‧
  • Clarke C. ‧ 043 ‧ Berryville ‧ 1836 ‧ ? ‧ George Rogers CLARKE, Revolutionary War general ‧ 12,652 ‧ 177 sq mi ‧ 458 km2 ‧
  • Craig C. ‧ 045 ‧ New Castle ‧ 1851 ‧ ? ‧ Robert CRAIG ‧ US Representative from Virginia 5,091 ‧ 330 sq mi ‧ 855 km2 ‧
  • Culpeper C. ‧ 047 ‧ Culpeper ‧ 1748 ‧ ? ‧ Thomas COLEPEPER ‧ 2nd Baron Colepeper ‧ colonial proprietary governor ‧ 34,262 ‧ 381 sq mi ‧ 987 km2 ‧
  • Cumberland C. ‧ 049 ‧ Cumberland ‧ 1749 ‧ ? ‧ Prince William ‧ Duke of Cumberland ‧ British general ‧ politician ‧ son of King George II ‧ 9,017 ‧ 298 sq mi ‧ 772 km2 ‧ •

—D—

  • Dickenson C. ‧ 051 ‧ Clintwood ‧ 1880 ‧ ? ‧ William J. DICKINSON ‧ member Virginia House of Delegates ‧ 16,395 ‧ 333 sq mi ‧ 862 km2 ‧
  • Dinwiddie C. ‧ 053 ‧ Dinwiddie ‧ 1752 ‧ ? ‧ Robert DINWIDDIE ‧ colonial lieutenant governor of Virginia ‧ 24,533 ‧ 504 sq mi ‧ 1,305 km2 ‧ •

—E—

  • Essex C. ‧ 057 ‧ Tappahannock ‧ 1609 ‧ founded by John SMITH who lived in Hustle-Essex C. ‧ Essex-UK ‧ 9,989 ‧ 258 sq mi ‧ 668 km2 ‧ •

—F—

  • Fairfax C. ‧ 059 Fairfax ‧ 1742 ‧ ? ‧ Thomas FAIRFAX ‧ 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron ‧ only resident British noble in Virginia ‧ 1,077,000 ‧ 396 sq mi ‧ 1,026 km2 ‧
  • Fauquier C. ‧ 061 ‧ Warrenton ‧ 1759 ‧ ? ‧ Francis FAUQUIER ‧ colonial lieutenant governor of Virginia ‧ 55,139 ‧ 650 sq mi ‧ 1,683 km2 ‧
  • Floyd C. ‧ 063 ‧ Floyd ‧ 1831 ‧ ? ‧ John Floyd, governor of Virginia ‧ 13,874 ‧ 382 sq mi ‧ 989 km2 ‧
  • Fluvanna C. ‧ 065 ‧ Palmyra ‧ 1777 ‧ ? ‧ from the Latin name for the James River, which itself translates to "Annie's River" in honor of Queen Anne 20,047 287 sq mi ‧ 743 km2 ‧
  • Franklin C. ‧ 067 ‧ Rocky Mount ‧ 1785 ‧ ? ‧ Benjamin FRANKLIN ‧ publisher ‧ orator ‧ scholar ‧ US Founding Father ‧ 47,286 ‧ 692 sq mi ‧ 1,792 km2 ‧
  • Frederick C. ‧ 069 ‧ Winchester ‧ 1743 ‧ ? ‧ Frederick, Prince of Wales ‧ eldest son of George II ‧ 59,209 ‧ 415 sq mi ‧ 1,075 km2 ‧ •

—G—

  • Giles C. ‧ 071 ‧ Pearisburg ‧ 1806 ‧ ? ‧ William Branch GILES ‧ US Senator from Virginia ‧ 16,657 358 sq mi ‧ 927 km2 ‧
  • Gloucester C. ‧ 073 ‧ Gloucester ‧ 1651 ‧ ? ‧ Gloucestershire-England ‧ 34,780 ‧ 217 sq mi ‧ 562 km2 ‧
  • Goochland C. ‧ 075 ‧ Goochland ‧ 1727 ‧ ? ‧ William GOOCH ‧ colonial lieutenant governor of Virginia ‧ 16,863 ‧ 284 sq mi ‧ 736 km2 ‧
  • Grayson C. ‧ 077 ‧ Independence ‧ 1793 ‧ ? ‧ William GRAYSON ‧ US Senator from Virginia ‧ 17,917 ‧ 443 sq mi ‧ 1,147 km2 ‧
  • Greene C. ‧ 079 ‧ Stanardsville ‧ 1838 ‧ ? ‧ Nathanael GREENE ‧ Revolutionary War general ‧ 15,244 ‧ 157 sq mi ‧ 407 km2 ‧
  • Greensville C. ‧ 081 ‧ Emporia ‧ 1780 ‧ ? ‧ Richard GRENVILLE ‧ commander of the English expedition to found Roanoke Colony ‧ 11,560 ‧ 296 sq mi ‧ 767 km2 ‧ •

—H—

  • Halifax C. ‧ 083 ‧ Halifax ‧ 1752 ‧ ? ‧ George MONTAGU-DUNK ‧ 2nd Earl of Halifax, President of the Board of Trade ‧ 37,355 ‧ 814 sq mi ‧ 2,108 km2 ‧
  • Hanover C. ‧ 085 ‧ Hanover ‧ 1720 ‧ ? ‧ Electorate of Hanover, from which the current line of British monarchs hailed ‧ 86,320 ‧ 473 sq mi ‧ 1,225 km2 ‧
  • Henrico C. ‧ 087 ‧ Richmond ‧ 1617 ‧ original county of the Colony under England ‧ Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, oldest son of James I of England ‧ 262,300 ‧ 238 sq mi ‧ 616 km2 ‧
  • Henry County ‧ 089 ‧ Martinsville ‧ 1777 ‧ ? ‧ Patrick HENRY ‧ governor of Virginia and U.S. Founding Father 57,930 ‧ 382 sq mi ‧ 989 km2 ‧
  • Highland C. ‧ 091 ‧ Monterey ‧ 1847 ‧ ? ‧ Mountainous topography ‧ 2,536 ‧ 416 sq mi ‧ 1,077 km2 ‧ •

—I—

  • Isle of Wight C. ‧ 093 ‧ Isle of Wight ‧ 1634 ‧ ? ‧ Isle of Wight-England ‧ 29,728 ‧ 316 sq mi ‧ 818 km2 ‧ •

—J—

  • James City C. ‧ 095 ‧ Williamsburg ‧ 1617 ‧ Original county of the Colony under England ‧ King James I of England ‧ 48,102 ‧ 143 sq mi ‧ 370 km2 ‧ •

—K—

  • King and Queen C. ‧ 097 ‧ King and Queen Court House ‧ 1691 ‧ ? ‧ King William III and Queen Mary II ‧ 6,630 ‧ 316 sq mi ‧ 818 km2 ‧
  • King George C. ‧ 099 ‧ King George ‧ 1721 ‧ ? ‧ George I of Great Britain ‧ 16,803 ‧ 180 sq mi ‧ 466 km2 ‧
  • King William C. ‧ 101 ‧ King William ‧ 1702 ‧ ? ‧ William III of England ‧ 13,146 ‧ 275 sq mi ‧ 712 km2 ‧ •

—L—

  • Lancaster C. ‧ 103 ‧ Lancaster ‧ 1651 ‧ ? ‧ Lancaster-UK ‧ 11,567 ‧ 133 sq mi ‧ 344 km2 ‧
  • Lee C. ‧ 105 ‧ Jonesville ‧ 1793 ‧ ? ‧ Light Horse Harry Lee, Revolutionary War general and governor of Virginia ‧ 23,589 ‧ 437 sq mi ‧ 1,132 km2 ‧
  • Loudoun C. ‧ 107 ‧ Leesburg ‧ 1757 ‧ ? ‧ John CAMPBELL ‧ 4th Earl of Loudoun, British Commander-in-Chief, North America during the Seven Years War ‧ 169,599 ‧ 520 sq mi ‧ 1,347 km2 ‧
  • Louisa C. ‧ 109 ‧ Louisa 1742 ‧ ? ‧ Princess Louise ‧ youngest daughter of George II ‧ 25,627 ‧ 498 sq mi ‧ 1,290 km2 ‧
  • Lunenburg C. ‧ 111 ‧ Lunenburg ‧ 1746 ‧ ? ‧ Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, from which the current line of British monarchs hailed 13,146 ‧ 432 sq mi ‧ 1,119 km2 ‧ •

—M—

  • Madison C. ‧ 113 ‧ Madison ‧ 1793 ‧ ? ‧ James MADISON ‧ Congressman from Virginia, principal author of the U.S. Constitution, and future U.S. President ‧ 12,520 ‧ 322 sq mi ‧ 834 km2 ‧
  • Mathews C. ‧ 115 ‧ Mathews ‧ 1791 ‧ ? ‧ Thomas MATHEWS ‧ British commander in the War of the Austrian Succession ‧ 9,207 ‧ 86 sq mi ‧ 223 km2
  • Mecklenburg County ‧ 117 ‧ Boydton ‧ 1765 ‧ ? ‧ Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III ‧ 32,380 ‧ 624 sq mi ‧ 1,616 km2 ‧
  • Middlesex C. ‧ 119 ‧ Saluda ‧ 1673 ‧ ? ‧ Middlesex-UK ‧ 9,932 ‧ 130 sq mi ‧ 337 km2 ‧
  • Montgomery County ‧ 121 ‧ Christiansburg ‧ 1777 ‧ ? ‧ Richard MONTGOMERY ‧ Revolutionary War general ‧ 83,629 ‧ 388 sq mi ‧ 1,005 km2 ‧ •

—N—

  • Nelson C. ‧ 125 ‧ Lovingston 1808 ‧ ? ‧ Thomas NELSON jr. ‧ governor of Virginia and signer of the Declaration of Independence ‧ 14,445 ‧ 472 sq mi ‧ 1,222 km2 ‧
  • New Kent C. ‧ 127 ‧ New Kent ‧ 1654 ‧ ? ‧ Kent County-England ‧ 13,462 ‧ 210 sq mi ‧ 544 km2 ‧
  • Northampton C. ‧ 131 ‧ Eastville ‧ 1634 ‧ ? ‧ Northamptonshire-England ‧ 13,093 ‧ 207 sq mi ‧ 536 km2 ‧
  • Northumberland C. ‧ 133 ‧ Heathsville ‧ 1648 ‧ ? ‧ Northumberland-UK ‧ 12,259 ‧ 192 sq mi ‧ 497 km2 ‧
  • Nottoway C. ‧ 135 ‧ Nottoway ‧ 1789 ‧ ? ‧ Nodawa tribe ‧ 15,725 ‧ 315 sq mi ‧ 816 km2 ‧ •

—O—

  • Orange C. ‧ 137 ‧ Orange ‧ 1734 ‧ ? ‧ William III of England ‧ 25,881 ‧ 342 sq mi ‧ 886 km2 ‧ •

—P—

  • Page C. ‧ 139 ‧ Luray ‧ 1831 ‧ ? ‧ John PAGE ‧ governor of Virginia ‧ 23,177 ‧ 311 sq mi ‧ 805 km2 ‧
  • Patrick C. ‧ 141 ‧ Stuart ‧ 1791 ‧ ? ‧ Patrick HENRY ‧ governor of Virginia and U.S. Founding Father ‧ 19,407 ‧ 483 sq mi ‧ 1,251 km2 ‧
  • Pittsylvania C. ‧ 143 ‧ Chatham ‧ 1767 ‧ ? ‧ William PITT ‧ British Prime Minister 61,745 ‧ 978 sq mi ‧ 2,533 km2 ‧
  • Powhatan C. ‧ 145 ‧ Powhatan ‧ 1777 ‧ ? ‧ Powhatan tribe ‧ 22,377 261 sq mi ‧ 676 km2 ‧
  • Prince Edward C. ‧ 147 ‧ Farmville ‧ 1754 ‧ ? ‧ Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany ‧ brother of George III ‧ 19,720 ‧ 353 sq mi ‧ 914 km2 ‧
  • Prince George C. ‧ 149 ‧ Prince George ‧ 1703 ‧ from Charles City County Prince George of Denmark ‧ husband of Queen Anne ‧ 33,047 ‧ 266 sq mi ‧ 689 km2 ‧
  • Prince William C. ‧ 153 ‧ Manassas ‧ 1731 ‧ ? ‧ Prince William Augustus ‧ son of George II ‧ 380,813 ‧ 338 sq mi ‧ 875 km2 ‧
  • Pulaski C. ‧ 155 ‧ Pulaski ‧ 1839 ‧ ? ‧ Kazimierz PULASKI ‧ Polish-born Revolutionary War general ‧ 35,127 ‧ 321 sq mi ‧ 831 km2 ‧ •

—Q—

—R—

  • Rappahannock C. ‧ 157 ‧ Washington ‧ 1833 ‧ ? ‧ Rappahannock River 6,983 ‧ 267 sq mi ‧ 692 km2 ‧
  • Richmond C. ‧ 159 ‧ Warsaw ‧ 1692 ‧ ? ‧ Charles LENNOX ‧ 1st Duke of Richmond ‧ illegitimate son of King Charles II ‧ 8,809 ‧ 192 sq mi ‧ 497 km2 ‧
  • Roanoke C. ‧ 161 ‧ Salem ‧ 1838 ‧ ? ‧ Roanoke River ‧ 85,778 ‧ 251 sq mi ‧ 650 km2 ‧
  • Rockbridge C. ‧ 163 ‧ Lexington ‧ 1778 ‧ ? ‧ Natural Bridge ‧ 20,808 ‧ 600 sq mi ‧ 1,554 km2 ‧
  • Rockingham C. ‧ 165 ‧ Harrisonburg ‧ 1778 ‧ ? ‧ Charles WATSON-WENTWORTH ‧ 2nd Marquess of Rockingham ‧ British Prime Minister ‧ 67,725 ‧ 851 sq mi ‧ 2,204 km2 ‧
  • Russell C. ‧ 167 ‧ Lebanon ‧ 1786 ‧ ? ‧ William RUSSELL ‧ frontiersman & state representative ‧ 30,308 ‧ 475 sq mi ‧ 1,230 km2 ‧ •

—S—

  • Scott C. ‧ 169 ‧ Gate City ‧ 1814 ‧ ? ‧ Winfield SCOTT ‧ War of 1812 and later Mexican-American War general ‧ 23,403 ‧ 537 sq mi ‧ 1,391 km2 ‧
  • Shenandoah C. ‧ 171 ‧ Woodstock ‧ 1772 ‧ ? ‧ Shenandoah River ‧ 35,075 ‧ 512 sq mi ‧ 1,326 km2 ‧
  • Smyth C. ‧ 173 ‧ Marion ‧ 1832 ‧ ? ‧ Alexander SMYTH ‧ Congressman from Virginia 33,081 ‧ 452 sq mi ‧ 1,171 km2 ‧
  • Southampton C. ‧ 175 ‧ Courtland ‧ 1749 ‧ ? ‧ disputed; either Southampton, England or Henry Wriothesley ‧ 3rd Earl of Southampton ‧ one of the founders of the Virginia Company ‧ 17,482 ‧ 600 sq mi ‧ 1,554 km2 ‧
  • Spotsylvania C. ‧ 177 ‧ Spotsylvania 1721 ‧ ? ‧ Alexander SPOTSWOOD ‧ colonial lieutenant governor of Virignia ‧ 90,395 ‧ 401 sq mi ‧ 1,039 km2 ‧
  • Stafford C. ‧ 179 ‧ Stafford ‧ 1664 ‧ ? ‧ Stafford-England ‧ 92,446 ‧ 270 sq mi ‧ 699 km2 ‧
  • Surry C. ‧ 181 ‧ Surry ‧ 1652 ‧ ? ‧ Surrey, UK ‧ 6,829 ‧ 279 sq mi ‧ 723 km2 ‧
  • Sussex C. ‧ 183 ‧ Sussex ‧ 1754 ‧ ? ‧ Sussex-UK ‧ 12,504 ‧ 491 sq mi ‧ 1,272 km2 ‧ •

—T—

  • Tazewell C. ‧ 185 ‧ Tazewell ‧ 1800 ‧ ? ‧ Henry TAZEWELL ‧ US-Senator from Virginia ‧ 44,598 ‧ 520 sq mi ‧ 1,347 km2 ‧ •

—U— —V— —W—

  • Warren C. ‧ 187 ‧ Front Royal ‧ 1836 ‧ ? ‧ Joseph WARREN ‧ Revolutionary War general ‧ 31,584 ‧ 214 sq mi ‧ 554 km2 ‧
  • Washington C. ‧ 191 ‧ Abingdon ‧ 1777 ‧ ? ‧ George WASHINGTON ‧ Revolutionary War commander ‧ US-Founding Father ‧ future US-President ‧ 51,103 564 sq mi ‧ 1,461 km2 ‧
  • Westmoreland C. ‧ 193 ‧ Montross ‧ 1653 ‧ ? ‧ Westmoreland-UK ‧ 16,718 ‧ 229 sq mi ‧ 593 km2 ‧
  • Wise County ‧ 195 ‧ Wise ‧ 1856 ‧ ? ‧ Henry Alexander WISE ‧ governor of Virginia ‧ 40,123 ‧ 403 sq mi ‧ 1,044 km2 ‧
  • Wythe C. ‧ 197 ‧ Wytheville ‧ 1790 ‧ ? ‧ George WYTHE ‧ legal scholar & signer Declaration of Independence ‧ 27,599 ‧ 463 sq mi ‧ 1,199 km2 •

—X— —Y—

  • York C. ‧ 199 ‧ Yorktown 1634 ‧ ? ‧ James STUART ‧ Duke of York ‧ future King James II ‧ 56,297 ‧ 106 sq mi ‧ 275 km2 ‧ •

—Z—

CITY's of ....

  • City of Alexandria ‧ 510 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] ‧ From Alexandria County before 1870[5] ‧ Phillip & John Alexander, brothers and area plantation owners 128,283 15 sq mi ‧ 39 km2 ‧

• City of Bedford ‧ 515 ‧ N/A ‧ 1968 ‧ ? ‧ John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British politician and negotiator of the Peace of Paris ‧ 6,299 7 ‧ sq mi ‧ 18 km2 ‧ • City of Bristol ‧ 520 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] From Washington County in 1890[5] ‧ Bristol, England 17,367 ‧ 12 sq mi ‧ 31 km2 ‧ • City of Buena Vista ‧ 530 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] ‧ From Rockbridge County in 1892[5] ‧ from the Buena Vista Company, which founded an iron mine in the area and established the town for its laborers ‧ 6,349 7 sq mi ‧ 18 km2 ‧ • City of Charlottesville ‧ 540 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] ‧ From Albemarle County in 1888[5] ‧ Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III ‧ 45,049 ‧ 10 sq mi ‧ 26 km2 ‧ • City of Chesapeake ‧ 550 ‧ N/A ‧ 1963 ‧ ? ‧ Chesapeake tribe ‧ 199,184 ‧ 341 sq mi ‧ 883 km2 ‧ • City of Colonial Heights ‧ 570 ‧ N/A ‧ 1948 ‧ ? ‧ From the actions of Revolutionary War general Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette; his soldiers, nicknamed the "Colonials," placed a artillery on high ground overlooking Petersburg ‧ 16,897 ‧ 8 sq mi ‧ 21 km2 ‧ • City of Covington ‧ 580 N/A 1952 ‧ ? ‧ Leonard Covington, hero of the Siege of Fort Recovery and Congressman from Maryland ‧ 6,303 ‧ 4 sq mi ‧ 10 km2 ‧ • City of Danville ‧ 590 ‧ N/A 1902[4] ‧ From Pittsylvania County before 1870[5] ‧ Dan River ‧ 48,411 ‧ 43 sq mi ‧ 111 km2 ‧ • City of Emporia ‧ 595 ‧ N/A ‧ 1967 ‧ ? ‧ Emporia, Kansas ‧ 5,665 ‧ 7 sq mi ‧ 18 km2 ‧ • City of Fairfax ‧ 600 ‧ N/A ‧ 1961 ‧ ? ‧ Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, only resident British noble in colonial Virginia ‧ 21,498 ‧ 6 sq mi ‧ 16 km2 ‧ • City of Falls Church ‧ 610 ‧ N/A ‧ 1948 ‧ ? ‧ The Falls Church 10,377 ‧ 2 sq mi ‧ 5 km2 ‧ • City of Franklin 620 N/A 1961 ‧ ? ‧ Benjamin Franklin, publisher, scholar, orator, and U.S. Founding Father ‧ 8,346 8 sq mi ‧ 21 km2 ‧ • City of Fredericksburg ‧ 630 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] From Spotsylvania County before 1870[5] Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II ‧ 19,279 ‧ 10 sq mi ‧ 26 km2 ‧ • City of Galax ‧ 640 ‧ N/A 1952 ‧ ? ‧ the galax shrub 6,837 8 sq mi ‧ 21 km2 ‧ • City of Hampton ‧ 650 ‧ N/A ‧ 1908 ‧ ? ‧ Disputed; either Southampton, England or Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, one of the founders of the Virginia Company ‧ 146,437 ‧ 52 sq mi ‧ 135 km2 ‧ • City of Harrisonburg ‧ 660 ‧ N/A ‧ 1916 ‧ From Rockingham County in 1916[5] ‧ Thomas Harrison, pioneering settler and town founder ‧ 40,468 ‧ 18 sq mi ‧ 47 km2 ‧ • City of Hopewell ‧ 670 ‧ N/A ‧ 1916 ‧ From Prince George County in 1916[5] ‧ The Hopewell, a ship that carried some of the early English settlers to Virginia ‧ 22,354 ‧ 10 sq mi ‧ 26 km2 ‧ • City of Lexington ‧ 678 ‧ N/A ‧ 1966 ‧ ? ‧ Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington ‧ 6,867 ‧ 2 sq mi ‧ 5 km2 ‧ • City of Lynchburg ‧ 680 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] From Campbell County before 1870[5] John Lynch, ferry operator and constructor of the first ridge across the James River in the area ‧ 65,269 ‧ 49 sq mi ‧ 127 km2 ‧ • City of Manassas ‧ 683 ‧ N/A ‧ 1975 ‧ ? ‧ Manassas Gap Railroad 37,135 ‧ 10 sq mi ‧ 26 km2 ‧ • City of Manassas Park ‧ 685 ‧ N/A ‧ 1975 ‧ ? ‧ Manassas Gap Railroad and Manassas National Battlefield Park 10,290 2 sq mi ‧ 5 km2 ‧ • City of Martinsville ‧ 690 ‧ N/A ‧ 1928 ‧ ? ‧ Joseph Martin, Revolutionary War general ‧ 15,416 ‧ 11 sq mi ‧ 28 km2 ‧ • City of Newport News ‧ 700 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] From Warwick County in 1896[5] ‧ Uncertain—see main city article ‧ 180,150 ‧ 68 sq mi ‧ 176 km2 ‧

  • City of Norfolk 710 N/A 1902[4] From Norfolk County before 1870[5] ‧ Norfolk, England ‧ 234,403 ‧ 54 sq mi ‧ 140 km2 ‧

• City of Norton ‧ 720 ‧ N/A ‧ 1954 ‧ ? ‧ Eckstein Norton, president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad ‧ 3,904 ‧ 7 sq mi ‧ 18 km2 ‧ • City of Petersburg ‧ 730 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] ‧ From Prince George County before 1870[5] Peter Jones, early settler and merchant ‧ 33,740 ‧ 23 sq mi ‧ 60 km2 ‧

  • City of Poquoson ‧ 735 N/A 1975 ‧ From York County An Algonquin term roughly translating to "great marsh" or "flat land" 11,566 ‧ 16 sq mi ‧ 41 km2 ‧
  • City of Portsmouth ‧ 740 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902 ‧ From Norfolk County before 1870[5] ‧ Portsmouth, England ‧ 100,565 ‧ 33 sq mi ‧ 85 km2 ‧

• City of Radford ‧ 750 N/A 1902[4] From Montgomery County in 1892[5] ‧ Dr. John Blair Radford, owner of a plantation that included that town's lands ‧ 15,859 ‧ 10 sq mi ‧ 26 km2 ‧ • City of Richmond ‧ 760 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902 ‧ From Henrico County before 1870[5] ‧ Richmond, Surrey, England ‧ 197,790 60 sq mi ‧ 155 km2 ‧ • City of Roanoke 770 N/A 1902[4] From Roanoke County in 1884[5] ‧ Roanoke River ‧ 94,911 ‧ 43 sq mi ‧ 111 km2 ‧

  • City of Salem ‧ 775 ‧ N/A ‧ 1968 ‧ ? ‧ After Salem, New Jersey, home of town founder William Bryan ‧ 24,747 ‧ 15 sq mi ‧ 39 km2 ‧

• City of Staunton ‧ 790 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902[4] ‧ From Augusta County before 1870[5] ‧ Lady Rebecca Staunton, wife of colonial Lieutenant ‧ Governor William Gooch ‧ 23,853 ‧ 20 sq mi ‧ 52 km2 ‧ • City of Suffolk ‧ 800 N/A 1910 ‧ From Nansemond County in 1910[5] ‧ Suffolk, England ‧ 63,677 ‧ 400 sq mi ‧ 1,036 km2 ‧ • City of Virginia Beach ‧ 810 ‧ N/A ‧ 1963 ‧ Re-consolidation of Princess Anne County 1691–1952 ‧ The city's coastal location ‧ 425,257 ‧ 248 sq mi ‧ 642 km2 ‧ • City of Waynesboro 820 N/A 1948 ‧ ? ‧ Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War general ‧ 19,520 ‧ 14 sq mi ‧ 36 km2 ‧ • City of Williamsburg 830 N/A 1902[4] From James City County ‧ William III of England ‧ 11,998 9 sq mi ‧ 23 km2 ‧ • City of Winchester ‧ 840 ‧ N/A ‧ 1902 ‧ From Frederick County in 1874[5] Winchester, England 23,585 9 sq mi ‧ 23 km2 ‧ •

Former Counties of Virginia: