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Washington County

Formation Date: 1776
Formed From: Fincastle County. Part of Montgomery County was added in 1777.

Image depicting location of Washington County
Washington County is among the first geographical regions in the United States to have been named for George Washington. It was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and a part of Montgomery County was added in 1777. Its area is 563 square miles, and the county seat is Abingdon. The population is 51,103 according to the 2000 census. A minute book for the period 1787-1819 was lost as well as many loose papers in a fire in the clerk's office on 15 December 1864.

Note: Lost a minute book for the period 1787-1819 and many loose papers in a fire in the clerk's office on 15 December 1864.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes