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Counties no longer in existence, renamed or part of another state.
Accawmack - formed as original county 1634, renamed Northampton 1642.
Alexandria - ceded 1801 to District of Columbia, 1849 returned to Virginia, renamed Arlington.
Bourbon - now part of state of Kentucky
Charles River - formed 1634, renamed York 1842.
Dunmore - 24 Mar 1772 from Frederick, renamed 12 Jan 1778 to Shenandoah
Fincastle - organized 8 Apr 1772 from Botetourt, abolished 1777.
Illinois - ceded to US Government 1787 (eventually State of Illinois)
Kentucky - formed 7 Dec 1776, abolished 30 June 1780 when Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln counties were formed. Now part of state of Kentucky.
Lower Norfolk - formed from New Norfolk, abolished 16 May 1691 to form Norfolk and Princess Anne
New Norfolk - formed 1636 from Elizabeth City County, abolished when divided into Upper and Lower Norfolk counties in 1637.
Upper Norfolk - formed 1637 from Lower Norfolk, name changed to Nansemond
Old Rappahannock - formed 1656 from Lancaster County, abolished in 1692 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties.
Warrosquyoke - organized 1634, name changed to Isle of Wight 1637
Warwickshire - formed 1634 as original county, renamed Warwick 1642
West Virginia's counties - Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Hopewell, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawah, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Ritchie, Roane, Summers Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming
Yohogania - formed 6 Nov 1776 from Augusta County, much of it ceded to Pennsylvania in 1786, what's left being too small to create a separate county, added to Ohio County, West Virginia).
Cities renamed, annexed or absorbed
Elizabeth City county annexed to Hampton 1952
Warwick - annexed to Newport News 1958
Virginia Beach - annexed the Princess Anne County 1963
Nansemond City merged with city of Norfolk
Chesapeake, part transferred to Portsmouth 1968
Charlottesville, Clifton Forge, Galax, Harrisonburg, South Boxton, Williamsburg annexed territories
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