Botetourt County

Formation Date: 1769
Formed From: Augusta County. Part of Rockbridge County was added in 1785

Image depicting location of Botetourt County
Botetourt County was named for Norborne Berkeley, baron de Botetourt, the royal governor of Virginia from 1768 to 1770. It was formed from Augusta County in 1769, and part of Rockbridge County was added in 1785. Its area is 549 square miles, and the county seat is Fincastle. According to the 2000 census, its population is 30,496.

Note: Many of the loose records suffered tremendous water damage as a result of a courthouse fire in 1970.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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