Formation of Pendleton County

Augusta county was the parent county for 21 counties of Virginia, most of the counties of West Virginia and all of Kentucky including Pendleton. Pendleton was formed in 1788 from Hardy and Rockingham counties, Hardy having formed from Hampshire county in 1786 and Rockingham in 1778 from Augusta county. Pendleton county was named in honor of Edmund Pendleton, a member of the House of Burgesses from 1752-1775. In 1821, Pocahontas County was formed from Bath and Pendleton counties and in 1847, Highland county was formed from the northern part of Bath county and the southern part of Pendleton.

For a progression of maps showing the formation of Virginia counties go to: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/maps.html

Records at the above courthouses

Augusta County Records (Staunton, VA) formed from Orange county in 1738.

 GenWeb County Links: Augusta: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/

Rockingham County Records (Harrisonburg, VA) formed from Augusta county in 1778.

 GenWeb County Links: Rockingham: http://www.rootsweb.com/~varockin/index.htm

Pocahontas county Records (Marlinton, WV) formed from Bath and Pendleton counties in 1821

GenWeb County Links: Pocahontas: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvpocaho/

Pendleton County Records (Franklin, WV) formed from Hardy, Augusta and Rockhingham counties in 1788

Highland County Records (Monterey, VA) formed from Rockingham and Pendleton counties in 1847

 GenWeb County Links: Highland: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vahighla/index.htm

Hampshire County Records (Romney, WV) formed from Augusta and Frederick county in 1754

 GenWeb County Links: Hampshire: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhampsh/

Hardy County Records (Moorefield, WV) formed from Hampshire county in 1786

 GenWeb County Links: Hardy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/

 

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