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Maps and Formation Information for Madison through Montgomery Counties


Madison CountyMadison County was named for James Madison, a prominent Virginian and a member of Congress in 1792 when the county was formed from Culpeper County.  Its area is 321 square miles, and the county seat is Madison.  [Back]


Mathews CountyMathews County was named for Thomas Mathews, of Norfolk, the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1790 when the county was formed from Gloucester County.  Its area is 86 square miles, and the county seat is Mathews.  [Back]


Mecklenburg CountyMecklenburg County was named, like Charlotte County, for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of George III.  It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1764.  Its area is 624 square miles, and the county seat is Boydton. [Back]

 


Middlesex CountyMiddlesex County probably was named for the English county.  It was formed from Lancaster County about 1669.  Its area is 130 square miles, and the county seat is Saluda. [Back]


Montgomery CountyMontgomery County was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775.  It was formed from Fincastle County in 1776.  Part of Botetourt County was added in 1789, and part of Pulaski County was added in 1842.  Its area is 388 square miles, and the county seat is Christiansburg.  [Back]