LVA Website   Catalog [search options]

County and City Formations and Records Availability for Cities of Emporia through Hopewell

The following entries for Virginia's counties and cities include: the county's date of formation or the city's date of establishment, the parent county or counties that formed the new county or the date of incorporation for the city, and whether The Library of Virginia houses microfilm and original records for that locality. Following the hyperlink under "County" or "Independent City" will direct you to a map page indicating its location within the state and provide further background information on its history. Following the "Microfilm Available at The Library of Virginia" link will direct you to the county's or city's microfilm holdings page in the Guide to Virginia County and City Records On Microfilm. Please see main page for information on arrangement and searching of microfilmed records. For information on original locality records housed at The Library of Virginia please contact Archives Reference Services.

A | B | C | D-E | F | G |H | I-J-K | L |
M | N | O-P | R | S | T-W-Y |
Cities A-D | Cities E-H | Cities L-P |Cities R-W
 

City Date of Establishment Date of Incorporation
as City
Microfilm available at
The Library of Virginia
Originals records available at
The Library of Virginia
Emporia 1887 Formed from the merger of Hicksford and Belfield.  Incorporated as a town in 1887.  The General Assembly revoked the the town charter in 1888.  Reincorporated as a town in 1892.  Incorporated as a city in 1967. No Yes
Fairfax 1805 Previously known as Providence.  Name changed to Fairfax in 1859.  Incorporated as a town in 1874.  Incorporated as a city in 1961. No Yes
Falls Church 1850 Incorporated as a town in 1875.  Incorporated as a city in 1948. No Yes
Franklin 1855 Incorporated as a town in 1855.  Incorporated as a city in 1961. No No
Fredericksburg 1728 Incorporated as a town in 1782.  Incorporated as a city in 1879. Yes Yes
Galax 1906 Previously known as Bonaparte.  Incorporated as the town of Galax in 1906.  Incorporated as a city in 1954. No Yes
Hampton 1680 Incorporated as a town in 1849.  Incorporated again in 1852.  The act of incorporation was repealed in 1860.  Incorporated as a town again in 1887.  Incorporated as a city in 1908.  Enlarged in 1952 by a merger of Elizabeth City County and the town of Phoebus. No Yes
Harrisonburg 1780 Incorporated as a town in 1849.  Incorporated as a city in 1916.  Enlarged by an annexation from Rockingham County in 1982. No Yes
Hopewell 1613 Previously known as Hopewell Farm and City Point.  Hopewell was never incorporated as a town but was incorporated as a city in 1916.  Enlarged by the annexation of City Point in 1923 and by further annexations from Prince George County in 1952 and 1969. No Yes

A | B | C | D-E | F | G |H | I-J-K | L
M | N | O-P | R | S | T-W-Y |
Cities A-D | Cities E-H | Cities L-P |Cities R-W