Historic Hampshire County, WV
West Virginia's Oldest County

Boundary of Hampshire County over time
Hampshire County was taken from Frederick County, Virginia and was the first county in what became West Virginia in 1863. In 1786 Hardy County was formed. In 1820 Morgan County was created. In 1866 Mineral and Grant Counties were formed and Hampshire became its present size.

    
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