West Virginia County Map, List of Counties in West Virginia with Seats

The U.S. state of West Virginia is divided into 55 Counties. Explore the West Virginia County Map, all Counties list along with their County Seats in alphabetical order and their population, areas and the date of formation.

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    U.S state of West Virginia is located in the south-eastern part of the country. West Virginia ranked as the forty-first state by its size. It is indeed the fortieth state in terms of population. The state West Virginia joined the union in the year 1863. The state shares the borders with Pennsylvania to the northeast, Maryland in the east, Virginia in the south-east, the state Kentucky is in southwest, and Ohio in the northwest. The state is known for the spectacular mountains and mountain ranges, alluring hills, vital coal mining and flourishing industries. The state provides a lot of recreational activities to the lovers of pleasure seeking outdoor activities like skiing, rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and hunting. The capital city of West Virginia is Charleston. Charleston is indeed the largest city in the state.

    West Virginia has fifty-five counties. The fifty counties in West Virginia were there in the beginning when West Virginia was part of Commonwealth of Virginia. Later on, the other five counties were formed inside the state. They are Grant, Mineral, Lincoln, Summers and Mingo counties. Among the Counties in West Virginia Randolph County is the biggest county by area with 1,040 Square miles. Hancock County is the smallest county by area. Of all the Counties in West Virginia, Kanawha County has the highest population with 180,745. The least populated county in the state of West Virginia is Wirt County. U.S state of West Virginia`s oldest county is Hampshire County. The local governance of West Virginia resembles the government of United States which has three branches of the government. They are Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches.

    County is considered as a unit of government. Each and every County in West Virginia has a county commission. The county commission usually consists of three commissioners. The county commission was also called as County Courts. The local governance provides a number of services to the citizens of the state.

    The U.S. state of West Virginia has 55 Counties. This is list of West Virginia Counties and County Seats in alphabetical order along with check their population, areas and the date of formation.

    List of Counties in West Virginia with County Seats

    S.NCountyCounty SeatPopulationArea sq.mi
    1Barbour CountyPhilippi15,557340.79
    2Berkeley CountyMartinsburg75,905321.14
    3Boone CountyMadison25,535502.98
    4Braxton CountySutton14,702513.48
    5Brooke CountyWellsburg25,44788.85
    6Cabell CountyHuntington, West Virginia96,784281.59
    7Calhoun CountyGrantsville7,582280.62
    8Clay CountyClay10,330342.4
    9Doddridge CountyWest Union7,403320.43
    10Fayette CountyFayetteville47,579663.93
    11Gilmer CountyGlenville7,160340.05
    12Grant CountyPetersburg11,299477.21
    13Greenbrier CountyLewisburg34,4531021.26
    14Hampshire CountyRomney20,203641.72
    15Hancock CountyNew Cumberland32,66782.82
    16Hardy CountyMoorefield12,669583.39
    17Harrison CountyClarksburg68,652416.04
    18Jackson CountyRipley28,000465.79
    19Jefferson CountyCharles Town42,190209.53
    20Kanawha CountyCharleston, West Virginia200,073903.1
    21Lewis CountyWeston16,919382.14
    22Lincoln CountyHamlin22,108437.43
    23Logan CountyLogan37,710454.21
    24McDowell CountyFairmont27,329534.72
    25Marion CountyMoundsville56,598309.69
    26Marshall CountyPoint Pleasant35,519306.99
    27Mason CountyWelch25,957431.85
    28Mercer CountyPrinceton62,980420.43
    29Mineral CountyKeyser27,078327.73
    30Mingo CountyWilliamson28,253422.61
    31Monongalia CountyMorgantown, West Virginia81,866361.16
    32Monroe CountyUnion14,583473.37
    33Morgan CountyBerkeley Springs14,943228.98
    34Nicholas CountySummersville26,562648.63
    35Ohio CountyWheeling, West Virginia47,427106.18
    36Pendleton CountyFranklin8,196697.87
    37Pleasants CountySaint Marys7,514130.73
    38Pocahontas CountyMarlinton9,131940.29
    39Preston CountyKingwood29,334648.32
    40Putnam CountyWinfield51,589346.23
    41Raleigh CountyBeckley79,220606.93
    42Randolph CountyElkins28,2621039.72
    43Ritchie CountyHarrisville10,343453.51
    44Roane CountySpencer15,446483.57
    45Summers CountyHinton12,999361.17
    46Taylor CountyGrafton16,089172.78
    47Tucker CountyParsons7,321418.87
    48Tyler CountyMiddlebourne9,592257.56
    49Upshur CountyBuckhannon23,404354.76
    50Wayne CountyWayne42,903505.79
    51Webster CountyWebster Springs9,719555.97
    52Wetzel CountyNew Martinsville17,693359.22
    53Wirt CountyElizabeth5,873232.99
    54Wood CountyParkersburg, West Virginia87,986367.29
    55Wyoming CountyPineville25,708500.88

    Virginia County Facts

    Continent:North America
    Country:United States
    Location: State of West Virginia
    Government:County government
    Largest City:Charleston
    Subdivisions:cities, towns, unincorporated communities, census designated place
    Area:57,915 sq mi (149,997 km2) [25th Rank in US]
    Population:1,792,147(July 1, 2019) as of U.S. Census Bureau Facts
    Highest Point:Spruce Knob
    Lowest Point:Potomac River at Virginia border
    Timezone:Eastern: UTC -5/-4
    Official Website:https://www.wv.gov/

    West Virginia Cities by Population

    S.NCityCountyPopulation (2018)S.NCityCountyPopulation (2018)
    1Charleston ††Kanawha47,21526New MartinsvilleWetzel5,141
    6WeirtonHancock18,44931Point PleasantMason4,121
    11South CharlestonKanawha12,24036SummersvilleNicholas3,322
    13St. AlbansKanawha10,06938Pleasant ValleyMarion3,145
    17Oak HillFayette8,21842FayettevilleFayette2,762
    22Charles TownJefferson6,06447GranvilleMonongalia2,590
    Edited by: Vijay Kanth | Updated On: November 14, 2021