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The Notes in full text are assembled in series at the end of this Part.
The Alphabetical Arrangement needs no comment other than the statement that, in the several instances in which there are two counties of the same name (Accomack, Fayette, Jefferson, Madison, Mason, Mercer, Nelson and Rappahannock), the arrangement is chronological under each of these pairs of names. Of course, no two counties of the same name existed in Virginia at the same time, as will be seen below:
Accawmack of 1634 having been changed to Northampton in 1642/3,
Accomack of the present day was formed in 1663.*
territory was formed into Essex and Richmond, Rappahannock
of the present day was formed in 1833.
Mercer of 1786 and Mason of 1789, all passed into the new
Virginia, ever-mindful of her ideals, again formed Madison of 1793, Jefferson of 1801, Mason of 1804, Nelson of 1808, Fayette of 1831 and Mercer of 1837; but the formation of West Virginia in 1863 carried all of these out of the jurisdiction of Virginia, except Madison and Nelson,—and thus it happens that, after twice honouring Jefferson, La Fayette, Mason and Mercer in this manner, the Old Dominion has at the present time no county of one of these names within her borders.
The following abbreviations are used in this part:
shown by accompanying limiting dates.
State Library : 1905-1915).
be) as interpreted in the note on the subject under the “General”
section of the Preface.
* See note 3. ** See note 65.