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Alleghany County

Formation Date: 1822 1822
Formed From: Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe (West Virginia) Counties. Additional part of Bath County added in 1823 and additional part of Monroe County (West Virginia) added in 1843

Image depicting location of Alleghany County
Alleghany County was named for the Allegheny Mountains, although it has a variant spelling. It was formed from Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe (West Virginia) Counties in 1822, and additional parts of Bath (1823) and Monroe (1843) were added. It area is 444 square miles, and the county seat is Covington. The former independent city of Clifton Forge reverted to the county in 2001. The population is 12,926 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes