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Virginia CountiesThe Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.
Bath County, Virginia
Bath County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Bath is either named for the many warm springs within its borders or for Bath, England.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Bath County formed from Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier Counties. Legislative enactment in 1790. Organized in 1791. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Bath County was given its name either for the many mineral springs found in the county or for the town of Bath in England. It was formed from Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier (West Virginia) Counties on December 14, 1790. Its area is 540 square miles, and the county seat is Warm Springs.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,384 kmē), of which, 532
square miles (1,378 kmē) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 kmē) of it (0.51%) is water.
Cities and Towns:
Warm Springs (County Seat)
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"