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Re: 1700s Virginia claim to Greene County
Posted by: Bill Schumm Date: June 11, 2000 at 18:25:45
In Reply to: 1700s Virginia claim to Greene County by Ron Fulton of 1584

The area that is now Greene Co. was originally part of Augusta County, Va. On Dec. 6, 1775, Virginia subdivided Augusta County to create the District of West Augusta. Then on 8 November 1776 the West Augusta District was divided into the three counties of Ohio, Yohogania and Monongalia. Most of what is now Greene was in Monongalia, and the western 1/4 was in Ohio.
On 28 March 1781 Washington County was organized and Virginia ceded the lands to Pa. Whatever documents of West Augusta District that have survived are kept in the West Virginia and Regional History Collection at the West Virginia University in Morgantown.

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