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Created in 1761 from Albemarle County.
Isle of Wight County
Lancaster County, located in the Virginia Tidewater was created 1652 from Northumberland County and named for Lancaster, England. At the time of it's creation it compromised land on both sides of Rappahannock River. In 1656, the upper portion of the county was cut off to form Rappahannock County (present day Essex and Richmond counties). It's present day boundaries were established in 1669 when Middlesex County was created from the portion of Lancaster County west of the river.
Pittsylvania County was formed June 1, 1767 from Halifax County. Prodigy counties are Henry (1777) and Patrick (1777). The county seat is Chatham
Richmond County was formed in 1692 from (Old) Rappahannock County. The county seat of Richmond County is Warsaw.
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