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Frederick County

Formation Date: 1738 (government established 1743)
Formed From: Orange County. Part of Augusta County was added later.

Image depicting location of Frederick County
Frederick County was named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of George II. It was formed from Orange County in 1738, but the county government was not organized until 1743. Part of Augusta County was added later. Its area is 426 square miles, and the county seat is Winchester. According to the 2000 census, the population is 59,209.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes