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Dumfries-shire, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Dunfries-shire Genealogical Resources
  • Dumfries-shire Historical Page



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  • Administrative centre Dumfries
  • Chapman County Code - DFS
  • Gaelic Name iorrachd Dhùn Phris
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Area 2,753 sq. km (1,063 sq. miles)
  • Population
  • Succeeded by Today it forms part of the Region of the Dumfries and Galloway council area.
  • County Flower -

Dumfries-shire (Anglicised), Dumfries or the County of Dumfries is a registration county of Scotland. It had Kirkcudbrightshire to the west, Ayrshire to the north-west, Lanarkshire, Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire to the north, and Roxburghshire to the east. To the south was the coast of the Solway Firth, and across the English border Cumberland.

Original subdivisions

  • Annandale,
  • Eskdale,
  • Dumfries and Galloway and
  • Nithsdale.

Main towns:

  • Annan
  • Dumfries
  • Langholm
  • Lockerbie
  • Moffat

Other towns

  • Applegarthtown
  • Caerlaverock
  • Canonbie
  • Closeburn
  • Cummertrees
  • Dalton
  • Dornock
  • Dryfesdale
  • Dunscore
  • Durisdeer
  • Eskdalemuir
  • Ewes
  • Glencairn
  • Gretna
  • Half Morton
  • Hoddom
  • Holywood
  • Hutton
  • Johnstone
  • Keir
  • Kirkconnel
  • Kirkmahoe
  • Kirkmichael
  • Kirkpatrick-Fleming
  • Kirkpatrick Juxta
  • Lochmaben
  • Middlebie
  • Morton
  • Mouswald
  • Penpont
  • Ruthwell
  • St Mungo
  • Sanquhar
  • Tinwald
  • Torthorwald
  • Tundergarth
  • Tynron
  • Tynron Doon
  • Wamphray
  • Wamphray
  • Westerkirk

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