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{{tnr}}The Commonwealth of [[Virginia]] is divided into [[:Category:Virginia counties|95 counties]] and 39 independent [[Evaluation of Virginia city websites|cities]].
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{{Counties by state vnt}}
  
==County website evaluations==
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:: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia county websites]]''
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There are '''95 counties''' in [[Virginia]].<ref>[http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/CountySeats.aspx ''National Association of Counties'' "County Seats," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
  
* 35 counties post their county budget online.
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==Types of local government==
* 42 counties include information on their websites about public government meetings.
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* 74 include information about the county's elected officials.
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* 74 include information about the county's administrative officials.
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* 77 counties give information about permits and zoning in the county.
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* 38 of the counties put information on their websites about audits that the county government has had performed.
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* 13 counties give information about their contracts with county vendors.
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* 19 county websites disclose whether or not they belong to any [[government sector lobbying association]]s.
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* 6 counties provide information on how to request [[public records]] using the [[Virginia Freedom of Information Act]].
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* 66 county websites provide some information about county taxes.
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===Counties without websites===
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As of March 2009, 3 of Virginia's 95 counties had no website.
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* [[:Category:Virginia counties without a website|Virginia counties without a website]].
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==Initiative process availability==
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::''See also: [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia]]''
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{{VirginialocalI&Ravailability}}
  
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==County website evaluations==
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::''See also: [[Evaluation of Virginia county websites]]''
  
===Comparison chart of counties===
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As of 2009:
  
* [[Evaluation of Virginia county websites]]
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* 35 counties posted their county budgets online.
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* 42 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
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* 74 included information about the county's elected officials.
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* 74 included information about the county's administrative officials.
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* 77 counties gave information about permits and zoning in the county.
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* 38 of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
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* 13 counties gave information about their contracts with county vendors.
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* 19 county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any [[government sector lobbying association|government sector lobbying associations]].
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* Six counties provided information on how to request [[public records]] using the [[Virginia Freedom of Information Act]].
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* 66 county websites provided some information about county taxes.
  
[[Image:Virginia counties and independent cities map.gif|right|410px|Virginia counties]]
 
  
 
==List of counties==
 
==List of counties==
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==A==
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{| class="wikitable" style="background:none"
*[[Accomack County, Virginia|Accomack County]]
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| align="center" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;"|'''County'''
*[[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle County]]
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| align="center" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;"|'''County seat'''
*[[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany County]]
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*[[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia County]]
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| [[Accomack County, Virginia]]||Accomac
*[[Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst County]]
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*[[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox County]]
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| [[Albemarle County, Virginia]]||[[Charlottesville, Virginia]]
*[[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington County]]
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*[[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta County]]
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| [[Alleghany County, Virginia]]||[[Covington, Virginia]]
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|-
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| [[Amelia County, Virginia]]||Amelia Court House
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| [[Amherst County, Virginia]]||Amherst
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| [[Appomattox County, Virginia]]||Appomattox
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| [[Arlington County, Virginia]]||[[Arlington, Virginia]]
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| [[Augusta County, Virginia]]||[[Staunton, Virginia]]
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| [[Bath County, Virginia]]||Warm Springs
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| [[Bedford County, Virginia]]||[[Bedford, Virginia]]
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| [[Bland County, Virginia]]||Bland
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| [[Botetourt County, Virginia]]||Fincastle
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| [[Brunswick County, Virginia]]||Lawrenceville
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| [[Buchanan County, Virginia]]||Grundy
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| [[Buckingham County, Virginia]]||Buckingham
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| [[Campbell County, Virginia]]||Rustburg
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| [[Caroline County, Virginia]]||Bowling Green
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| [[Carroll County, Virginia]]||Hillsville
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| [[Charles City County, Virginia]]||Charles City
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| [[Charlotte County, Virginia]]||Charlotte Court House
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| [[Chesterfield County, Virginia]]||Chesterfield
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| [[Clarke County, Virginia]]||Berryville
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| [[Craig County, Virginia]]||New Castle
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| [[Culpeper County, Virginia]]||Culpeper
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| [[Cumberland County, Virginia]]||Cumberland
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| [[Dickenson County, Virginia]]||Clintwood
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| [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia]]||Dinwiddie
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| [[Essex County, Virginia]]||Tappahannock
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| [[Fairfax County, Virginia]]||[[Fairfax, Virginia]]
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| [[Fauquier County, Virginia]]||Warrenton
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| [[Floyd County, Virginia]]||Floyd
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| [[Fluvanna County, Virginia]]||Palmyra
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| [[Franklin County, Virginia]]||Rocky Mount
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| [[Frederick County, Virginia]]||[[Winchester, Virginia]]
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| [[Giles County, Virginia]]||Pearisburg
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| [[Gloucester County, Virginia]]||Gloucester
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| [[Goochland County, Virginia]]||Goochland
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| [[Grayson County, Virginia]]||Independence
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| [[Greene County, Virginia]]||Stanardsville
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| [[Greensville County, Virginia]]||[[Emporia, Virginia]]
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| [[Halifax County, Virginia]]||Halifax
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| [[Hanover County, Virginia]]||Hanover
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| [[Henrico County, Virginia]]||[[Richmond, Virginia]]
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| [[Henry County, Virginia]]||[[Martinsville, Virginia]]
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| [[Highland County, Virginia]]||Monterey
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| [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia]]||Isle Of Wight
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| [[James City County, Virginia]]||[[Williamsburg, Virginia]]
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| [[King and Queen County, Virginia]]||King And Queen Court House
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| [[King George County, Virginia]]||King George
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| [[King William County, Virginia]]||King William
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| [[Lancaster County, Virginia]]||Lancaster
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| [[Lee County, Virginia]]||Jonesville
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| [[Loudoun County, Virginia]]||Leesburg
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| [[Louisa County, Virginia]]||Louisa
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| [[Lunenburg County, Virginia]]||Lunenburg
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| [[Madison County, Virginia]]||Madison
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| [[Mathews County, Virginia]]||Mathews
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| [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia]]||Boydton
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| [[Middlesex County, Virginia]]||Saluda
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| [[Montgomery County, Virginia]]||Christiansburg
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| [[Nelson County, Virginia]]||Lovingston
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| [[New Kent County, Virginia]]||New Kent
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| [[Northampton County, Virginia]]||Eastville
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| [[Northumberland County, Virginia]]||Heathsville
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| [[Nottoway County, Virginia]]||Nottoway
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| [[Orange County, Virginia]]||Orange
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| [[Page County, Virginia]]||Luray
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| [[Patrick County, Virginia]]||Stuart
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| [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia]]||Chatham
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| [[Powhatan County, Virginia]]||Powhatan
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| [[Prince Edward County, Virginia]]||Farmville
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| [[Prince George County, Virginia]]||Prince George
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| [[Prince William County, Virginia]]||[[Manassas, Virginia]]
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| [[Pulaski County, Virginia]]||Pulaski
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| [[Rappahannock County, Virginia]]||Washington
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| [[Richmond County, Virginia]]||Warsaw
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| [[Roanoke County, Virginia]]||[[Roanoke, Virginia]]
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| [[Rockbridge County, Virginia]]||[[Lexington, Virginia]]
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| [[Rockingham County, Virginia]]||[[Harrisonburg, Virginia]]
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| [[Russell County, Virginia]]||Lebanon
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| [[Scott County, Virginia]]||Gate City
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| [[Shenandoah County, Virginia]]||Woodstock
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| [[Smyth County, Virginia]]||Marion
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| [[Southampton County, Virginia]]||Courtland
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| [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia]]||Spotsylvania
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| [[Stafford County, Virginia]]||Stafford
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| [[Surry County, Virginia]]||Surry
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| [[Sussex County, Virginia]]||Sussex
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| [[Tazewell County, Virginia]]||Tazewell
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| [[Warren County, Virginia]]||Front Royal
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| [[Washington County, Virginia]]||Abingdon
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| [[Westmoreland County, Virginia]]||Montross
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| [[Wise County, Virginia]]||Wise
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| [[Wythe County, Virginia]]||Wytheville
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| [[York County, Virginia]]||Yorktown
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|}
  
==B==
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==References==
*[[Bath County, Virginia|Bath County]]
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{{reflist}}
*[[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford County]]
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*[[Bland County, Virginia|Bland County]]
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*[[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt County]]
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*[[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick County]]
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*[[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan County]]
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*[[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham County]]
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==C==
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{{Lists of counties}}
*[[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell County]]
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{{Virginia}}
*[[Caroline County, Virginia|Caroline County]]
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*[[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll County]]
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*[[Charles City County, Virginia|Charles City County]]
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*[[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte County]]
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*[[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield County]]
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*[[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke County]]
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*[[Craig County, Virginia|Craig County]]
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*[[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper County]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland County]]
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==D==
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[[Category:Virginia]]
*[[Dickenson County, Virginia|Dickenson County]]
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*[[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie County]]
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==E==
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*[[Essex County, Virginia|Essex County]]
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==F==
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*[[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax County]]
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*[[Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier County]]
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*[[Floyd County, Virginia|Floyd County]]
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*[[Fluvanna County, Virginia|Fluvanna County]]
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*[[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin County]]
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*[[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick County]]
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==G==
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*[[Giles County, Virginia|Giles County]]
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*[[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester County]]
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*[[Goochland County, Virginia|Goochland County]]
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*[[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson County]]
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*[[Greene County, Virginia|Greene County]]
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*[[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville County]]
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==H==
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*[[Halifax County, Virginia]]
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*[[Hanover County, Virginia]]
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*[[Henrico County, Virginia]]
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*[[Henry County, Virginia]]
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*[[Highland County, Virginia]]
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==I==
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*[[Isle of Wight County, Virginia]]
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==J==
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*[[James City County, Virginia]]
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==K==
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*[[King and Queen County, Virginia]]
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*[[King George County, Virginia]]
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*[[King William County, Virginia]]
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==L==
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*[[Lancaster County, Virginia]]
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*[[Lee County, Virginia]]
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*[[Loudoun County, Virginia]]
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*[[Louisa County, Virginia]]
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*[[Lunenburg County, Virginia]]
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==M==
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*[[Madison County, Virginia]]
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*[[Mathews County, Virginia]]
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*[[Mecklenburg County, Virginia]]
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*[[Middlesex County, Virginia]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Virginia]]
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==N==
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*[[Nelson County, Virginia]]
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*[[New Kent County, Virginia]]
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*[[Northampton County, Virginia]]
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*[[Northumberland County, Virginia]]
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*[[Nottoway County, Virginia]]
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==O==
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*[[Orange County, Virginia]]
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==P==
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*[[Page County, Virginia]]
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*[[Patrick County, Virginia]]
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*[[Pittsylvania County, Virginia]]
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*[[Powhatan County, Virginia]]
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*[[Prince Edward County, Virginia]]
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*[[Prince George County, Virginia]]
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*[[Prince William County, Virginia]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Virginia]]
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==R==
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*[[Rappahannock County, Virginia]]
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*[[Richmond County, Virginia]]
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*[[Roanoke County, Virginia]]
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*[[Rockbridge County, Virginia]]
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*[[Rockingham County, Virginia]]
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*[[Russell County, Virginia]]
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==S==
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*[[Scott County, Virginia]]
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*[[Shenandoah County, Virginia]]
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*[[Smyth County, Virginia]]
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*[[Southampton County, Virginia]]
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*[[Spotsylvania County, Virginia]]
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*[[Stafford County, Virginia]]
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*[[Surry County, Virginia]]
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*[[Sussex County, Virginia]]
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==T==
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*[[Tazewell County, Virginia]]
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==W==
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*[[Warren County, Virginia]]
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*[[Washington County, Virginia]]
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*[[Westmoreland County, Virginia]]
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*[[Wise County, Virginia]]
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*[[Wythe County, Virginia]]
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==Y==
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*[[York County, Virginia]]
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<small>This article was taken and modified from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Virginia Wikipedia], the free encyclopedia under the GNU license.</small>
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{{Lists of counties}}
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{{Virginia (Sunshine Review)}}
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[[Category:Virginia counties]]
 
[[Category:Virginia counties]]
[[category:Counties]]
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[[category:Counties]][[Category:List of counties by state]]
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Revision as of 07:41, 19 September 2013


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Counties in the United States

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County-Related Pages
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There are 95 counties in Virginia.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Virginia consists of:

  • 95 counties, of which 3 have charters.
  • 229 incorporated cities and towns, all of which operate under a state granted charter.
  • In addition, there are 172 special districts and 1 independent school district.[2]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia

The initiative process is available in the 4 of the 229 Virginia charter municipalities which have exercised their home rule authority to institute such a process. They are Hampton, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Portsmouth[3][4]

County website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

As of 2009:

  • 35 counties posted their county budgets online.
  • 42 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 74 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 74 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • 77 counties gave information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • 38 of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • 13 counties gave information about their contracts with county vendors.
  • 19 county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • Six counties provided information on how to request public records using the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
  • 66 county websites provided some information about county taxes.


List of counties

County County seat
Accomack County, Virginia Accomac
Albemarle County, Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
Alleghany County, Virginia Covington, Virginia
Amelia County, Virginia Amelia Court House
Amherst County, Virginia Amherst
Appomattox County, Virginia Appomattox
Arlington County, Virginia Arlington, Virginia
Augusta County, Virginia Staunton, Virginia
Bath County, Virginia Warm Springs
Bedford County, Virginia Bedford, Virginia
Bland County, Virginia Bland
Botetourt County, Virginia Fincastle
Brunswick County, Virginia Lawrenceville
Buchanan County, Virginia Grundy
Buckingham County, Virginia Buckingham
Campbell County, Virginia Rustburg
Caroline County, Virginia Bowling Green
Carroll County, Virginia Hillsville
Charles City County, Virginia Charles City
Charlotte County, Virginia Charlotte Court House
Chesterfield County, Virginia Chesterfield
Clarke County, Virginia Berryville
Craig County, Virginia New Castle
Culpeper County, Virginia Culpeper
Cumberland County, Virginia Cumberland
Dickenson County, Virginia Clintwood
Dinwiddie County, Virginia Dinwiddie
Essex County, Virginia Tappahannock
Fairfax County, Virginia Fairfax, Virginia
Fauquier County, Virginia Warrenton
Floyd County, Virginia Floyd
Fluvanna County, Virginia Palmyra
Franklin County, Virginia Rocky Mount
Frederick County, Virginia Winchester, Virginia
Giles County, Virginia Pearisburg
Gloucester County, Virginia Gloucester
Goochland County, Virginia Goochland
Grayson County, Virginia Independence
Greene County, Virginia Stanardsville
Greensville County, Virginia Emporia, Virginia
Halifax County, Virginia Halifax
Hanover County, Virginia Hanover
Henrico County, Virginia Richmond, Virginia
Henry County, Virginia Martinsville, Virginia
Highland County, Virginia Monterey
Isle of Wight County, Virginia Isle Of Wight
James City County, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia
King and Queen County, Virginia King And Queen Court House
King George County, Virginia King George
King William County, Virginia King William
Lancaster County, Virginia Lancaster
Lee County, Virginia Jonesville
Loudoun County, Virginia Leesburg
Louisa County, Virginia Louisa
Lunenburg County, Virginia Lunenburg
Madison County, Virginia Madison
Mathews County, Virginia Mathews
Mecklenburg County, Virginia Boydton
Middlesex County, Virginia Saluda
Montgomery County, Virginia Christiansburg
Nelson County, Virginia Lovingston
New Kent County, Virginia New Kent
Northampton County, Virginia Eastville
Northumberland County, Virginia Heathsville
Nottoway County, Virginia Nottoway
Orange County, Virginia Orange
Page County, Virginia Luray
Patrick County, Virginia Stuart
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Chatham
Powhatan County, Virginia Powhatan
Prince Edward County, Virginia Farmville
Prince George County, Virginia Prince George
Prince William County, Virginia Manassas, Virginia
Pulaski County, Virginia Pulaski
Rappahannock County, Virginia Washington
Richmond County, Virginia Warsaw
Roanoke County, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia
Rockbridge County, Virginia Lexington, Virginia
Rockingham County, Virginia Harrisonburg, Virginia
Russell County, Virginia Lebanon
Scott County, Virginia Gate City
Shenandoah County, Virginia Woodstock
Smyth County, Virginia Marion
Southampton County, Virginia Courtland
Spotsylvania County, Virginia Spotsylvania
Stafford County, Virginia Stafford
Surry County, Virginia Surry
Sussex County, Virginia Sussex
Tazewell County, Virginia Tazewell
Warren County, Virginia Front Royal
Washington County, Virginia Abingdon
Westmoreland County, Virginia Montross
Wise County, Virginia Wise
Wythe County, Virginia Wytheville
York County, Virginia Yorktown

References