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County and City Formations and Records Availability for Cities of Radford through Winchester

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.

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City Date of Establishment Date of Incorporation
as City
Microfilm available at
The Library of Virginia
Originals records available at
The Library of Virginia
Radford 1885 Incorporated as the town of Center City in 1887. Name changed to Radford in 1890. Incorporated as a city in 1892. No No
Richmond 1742 Incorporated as a town in 1782. Incorporated as a city in 1842.Yes Yes
Roanoke 1852  Incorporated as the town of Big Lick in 1874. Name changed to Roanoke in 1882. Incorporated as a city in 1884. Yes Yes
Salem 1806 Incorporated as a town in 1836. Incorporated as a city in 1968 No No
South Boston (reverted to town in 1995) 1796 Incorporated as a town in 1884. Incorporated as a city in 1960. Reverted to town in Halifax County in 1995. Yes No
Staunton 1761 Incorporated as a town in 1801. Incorporated as a city in 1871. Yes Yes
Suffolk 1742 Incorporated as a town in 1808. Incorporated as a city in 1910. No Yes
Virginia Beach 1906 Incorporated as a town in 1906. Incorporated as a city in 1952. No Yes
Waynesboro 1801 Incorporated as a town in 1834. Incorporated as a city in 1948. No No
Williamsburg 1699 Declared a "city Incorporate" in 1722. Officially incorporated as a city in 1884. Yes Yes
Winchester 1752 Incorporated as a town in 1779. Incorporated as a city in 1874. Yes Yes

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Cities A-D | Cities E-H | Cities L-P |Cities R-W