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Maps and Formation Information for Halifax through Highland Counties


Halifax CountyHalifax County was named for George Montagu Dunk, second earl of Halifax, who was president of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761.  It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1752.  Its area is 805.7 square miles, and the county seat is Halifax. The city of South Boston reverted to the county in 1995. [Back]
 

Hanover CountyHanover County was named for George I, who at the time of his ascent to the English throne was elector of Hanover in Germany.  The county was formed from New Kent in 1720.  Its area is 471 square miles, and the county seat is Hanover.  [Back]


Henrico CountyHenrico County was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of James I.  It was one of the eight original shires established in 1634.  Its area is 244.06 square miles, and the county seat is in the western part of the county near Richmond.   [Back]


Henry CountyHenry County was named for Patrick Henry, revolutionary leader and the first governor of the commonwealth of Virginia.  It was formed from Pittsylvania County in 1776.  Its area is 385 square miles, and the county seat is Martinsville.  [Back]


Highland CountyHighland County was named for its mountainous terrain.  It was formed from Bath and Pendleton (West Virginia) Counties in 1847.  Its area is 416 square miles, and the county seat is Monterey. [Back]