West virginia map of counties. Fifty of them existed at the time of the wheeling convention in 1861 before which west virginia was part of the commonwealth of virginia. The area of north america was originally inhabited by the adena culture or mound builders they lived here for thousands of years and remnants of their fascinating culture remain to this day. West virginia county map. This map shows west virginias 55 counties.
Virginia stretched to the ohio river until 1863 source. West virginia county map. Dont show me this message again ive got it. Leventhal map center collection virginia mathew carey 1806.
West virginia is one of two american states formed during the american civil war 18611865 along with nevada and is the only state to form by seceding from a confederate state. The remaining five grant mineral lincoln summers and mingo were formed within the state after its admission to the united states on june 20 1863. Counties west of the allegheny front seceded from virginia starting in 1861 and established a new capital in wheeling for the new state of west virginia in 1863. Links to more west virginia maps including historic west virginia maps and plats.
Easy to use map detailing all wv counties. Also available is a detailed west virginia county map with county seat cities. Boston public library norman b. State of west virginia has 55 counties.