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Botetourt County Descendant Counties

Dates of Formation and Lineage

Where more than one county contributed to the formation of a descendant county, the parent is not necessarily shown as the one which contributed the most territory, but usually/always the one with the "nearest" link to Botetourt County.

SOURCE: Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia 1634-1895, Michael F. Doran, 1987, Iberian Publishing Co, 548 Cedar Creek Dr., Athens, GA 30605

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Botetourt Co (1770)
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 |--Fincastle Co (1772)
 |   |   extinguished as a county in 1777
 |   |
 |   |--Kentucky Co (1777) - now the State of Kentucky
 |   |   |    extinguished as a county in 1780, 
 |   |   |    territory ceded by VA to Federal Govt. in 1789
 |   |   |    
 |   |   |--Fayette Co (1780) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |   |            NOT the present WV county
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Bourbon Co (1786) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |   |--Mason Co (1789) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |   |            NOT the present WV county
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Woodford Co (1789 - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Jefferson Co (1780) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |   |            NOT the present WV county
 |   |   |   |           
 |   |   |   |--Nelson Co (1785) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |                NOT the present VA county
 |   |   |           
 |   |   |--Lincoln Co (1780) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |   |            NOT the present WV county
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Madison Co (1786) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |   |            NOT the present VA county
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Mercer Co (1786) - before KY separated from VA
 |   |   |                NOT the present WV county
 |   |   |
 |   |--Montgomery Co (1777)
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Wythe Co (1790)
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Grayson Co (1793)
 |   |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |   |--Carroll Co (1842)
 |   |   |   |   
 |   |   |   |--Tazewell Co (1800) 
 |   |   |   |       in part, with Russell County
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--McDowell Co (1858)
 |   |   |   
 |   |   |--Giles Co (1806)
 |   |   |   |    in part, with Monroe and Tazewell Counties
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Mercer Co (1837) - now in WV
 |   |   |   |     in part, with Tazewell County
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Bland Co (1861)
 |   |   |         in part, with Wythe and Tazewell Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Floyd Co (1831)
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Pulaski Co (1839)
 |   |          in part, with Wythe County
 |   | 
 |   |--Washington Co (1777)
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Russell Co (1786)
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Lee Co (1793
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Wise Co (1856)
 |   |   |   |      in part, wih Lee and Scott Counties
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Buchanan Co (1858)
 |   |   |   |       in part, with Tazewell County
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Dickenson Co (1880)
 |   |   |           in part, with Wise and Buchanan Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Scott Co (1814)
 |   |        in part, with Lee and Russell Counties
 |   |  
 |   |--Smyth Co (1832)
 |            in part, with Wythe Co
 |
 |--Greenbrier Co (1778) - now in WV
 |   |    in part, with Montgomery and Augusta Counties
 |   |
 |   |--Kanawha Co (1789) - now in WV
 |   |   |      in part, with Montgomery County
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Cabell Co (1809) - now in WV
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Wayne Co (1842) - now in WV.
 |   |   |   
 |   |   |--Logan Co (1824) - now in WV
 |   |   |   |  in part, with Giles, Cabell and Tazewell Counties
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Wyoming Co (1850) - now in WV
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Mingo Co (1895) - then in WV
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Jackson Co (1831) - now in WV
 |   |   |   |  in part, with Mason and Wood Counties 
 |   |   |   |
 |   |   |   |--Wirt Co (1848) - now in WV
 |   |   |          in part, with Wood County
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Braxton Co (1836) - now in WV
 |   |   |      in part, with Lewis and Nicholas Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Gilmer Co (1845) - now in WV
 |   |   |      in part, with Lewis County
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Boone Co (1847) - now in WV
 |   |   |      in part, with Cabell and Logan Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Putnam Co (1848) - now in WV
 |   |   |      in part, with Cabell and Mason Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Roane Co (1856) - now in WV
 |   |   |       in part, with Jackson and Gilmer Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Lincoln Co (1867) - then in WV
 |   |           in part, with Boone, Cabell, and Putnam Counties
 |   |   
 |   |--Monroe Co (1799) - now in WV
 |   |
 |   |--Mason Co (1804) - now in WV
 |   |
 |   |--Nicholas Co (1818) - now in WV
 |   |   |   in part, with Kanawha and Randolph Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Clay Co (1858) - now in WV
 |   |   |        in part, with Braxton County
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Webster Co (1860) - now in WV
 |   |            in part, with Braxton and Randolph Counties
 |   |
 |   |--Fayette Co (1831)) - now in WV
 |   |   |  in part, with Logan, Nicholas, and Kanawha Counties
 |   |   |
 |   |   |--Raleigh Co (1850) - now in WV
 |   |
 |   |--Summers Co (1871) - then in WV
 |       in part, with Mercer, Monroe, Fayette, and Counties
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 |--Bath Co (1791)
 |   |    in part, with Augusta and Greenbrier Counties
 |   |
 |   |--Pocahontas Co (1821) - now in WV
 |        in part, with Pendleton and Randolph Counties
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 |--Alleghany Co (1822)
 |     in part, with Bath and Monroe Counties
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 |--Roanoke Co (1838)
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 |--Craig Co (1851)
       in part, with Roanoke, Giles and Monroe Counties

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Updated April 7, 1999