Counties in West Virginia

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There are 55 counties in West Virginia.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in West Virginia consists of:

  • 55 county governments.
  • 232 city governments.
  • In addition, there are 316 special districts and 55 independent school districts.[2]

City classifications:

Cities in West Virginia may be classified as:

  • Charter city: of which there are 108
  • General law city: of which there are 124

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in West Virginia

The only local units of government in West Virginia that make the initiative process available are charter cities, all 108 of which have a mandated process for charter amendment. Charter cities may also authorize initiative for ordinances.[3]

Website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of West Virginia county websites

Counties

County County seat
Barbour County, West Virginia Philippi
Berkeley County, West Virginia Martinsburg
Boone County, West Virginia Madison
Braxton County, West Virginia Sutton
Brooke County, West Virginia Wellsburg
Cabell County, West Virginia Huntington, West Virginia
Calhoun County, West Virginia Grantsville
Clay County, West Virginia Clay
Doddridge County, West Virginia West Union
Fayette County, West Virginia Fayetteville
Gilmer County, West Virginia Glenville
Grant County, West Virginia Petersburg
Greenbrier County, West Virginia Lewisburg
Hampshire County, West Virginia Romney
Hancock County, West Virginia New Cumberland
Hardy County, West Virginia Moorefield
Harrison County, West Virginia Clarksburg
Jackson County, West Virginia Ripley
Jefferson County, West Virginia Charles Town
Kanawha County, West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia
Lewis County, West Virginia Weston
Lincoln County, West Virginia Hamlin
Logan County, West Virginia Logan
Marion County, West Virginia Fairmont
Marshall County, West Virginia Moundsville
Mason County, West Virginia Point Pleasant
McDowell County, West Virginia Welch
Mercer County, West Virginia Princeton
Mineral County, West Virginia Keyser
Mingo County, West Virginia Williamson
Monongalia County, West Virginia Morgantown, West Virginia
Monroe County, West Virginia Union
Morgan County, West Virginia Berkeley Springs
Nicholas County, West Virginia Summersville
Ohio County, West Virginia Wheeling, West Virginia
Pendleton County, West Virginia Franklin
Pleasants County, West Virginia Saint Marys
Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marlinton
Preston County, West Virginia Kingwood
Putnam County, West Virginia Winfield
Raleigh County, West Virginia Beckley
Randolph County, West Virginia Elkins
Ritchie County, West Virginia Harrisville
Roane County, West Virginia Spencer
Summers County, West Virginia Hinton
Taylor County, West Virginia Grafton
Tucker County, West Virginia Parsons
Tyler County, West Virginia Middlebourne
Upshur County, West Virginia Buckhannon
Wayne County, West Virginia Wayne
Webster County, West Virginia Webster Springs
Wetzel County, West Virginia New Martinsville
Wirt County, West Virginia Elizabeth
Wood County, West Virginia Parkersburg, West Virginia
Wyoming County, West Virginia Pineville

References