Virginia Counties / Independent Cities - Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, Maps & Data


There are 134 counties and equivalents in Virginia.  There are 95 functioning governmental counties, each governed by a board of supervisors or county board (Arlington County only).  The remaining 39 entities are independent cities that are independent of any county and are functioning governmental units at the place level. 

There are 550 county subdivisions in Virginia known as minor civil divisions (MCDs).  There are 510 districts that are used for the election of county supervisors and are known as either magisterial districts or election districts.  Arlington County is not divided into districts so the entire entity is a county subdivision named Arlington. The 39 independent cities are independent of MCDs and serve as county subdivisions.

Virginia Counties / Independent Cities - Populated Places in 133 Counties

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Virginia Counties / Independent Cities Synopsis

The Virginia Counties / Independent Cities section of the gazetteer lists the cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions for each of the 133 Virginia Counties / Independent Cities.

Also see Virginia County: ZIP Codes | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | Census Data | Land, Farms, & Ranches

Nearby physical features such as streams, islands and lakes are listed along with maps and driving directions. The same is true for both historical features and cultural features such as hospitals, parks, schools and airports.

Each profile includes the current weather plus a seven day forecast. Note that for smaller populated places, the weather report may be for the nearest weather reporting station or airport.

The local information and data include economic and demographic data, census information and facts about the local environmental situation including such items as maps of flood zones, local sources of pollution, air quality indices and local areas where hazardous materials may be used or stored.

The complete category list for larger cities and towns includes: Arts & Culture, Census Data, Community Organizations, State and Local Government, Health & Medical, Newcomer Information, Local News Papers & Radio, Parks & Recreation, Pets & Hobbies, Schools & Libraries, Social Services, Travel and Tourism.