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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into ninety-five counties and thirty-eight independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

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Smyth County, Virginia

Smyth County Education, Geography, and History

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Smyth County is a county located in the state of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 32,208. Its county seat is Marion

Etymology - Origin of Smyth County Name

Smyth is named for US Congressman from Virginia Alexander Smyth.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Smyth County History

Smyth County was formed on February 23, 1832, from Washington and Wythe counties. The county is named after Alexander Smyth, a general during the War of 1812 who was elected to the state Senate, House of Delegates, and as a Representative to the United States Congress.

Smyth County, Virginia formed from Washington and Wythe Counties. [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.]

Smyth County was named for Alexander Smyth, a congressman from Virginia in 1832 when the county was formed from Wythe and Washington counties. Its area is 435 square miles, and the county seat is Marion

History

Smyth County was formed on February 23, 1832 from Washington and Wythe counties . The county is named after Alexander Smyth, a general during the War of 1812 who was elected to the state Senate and House of Delegates, and was a Representative to the United States Congress.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 452 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 451 square miles (1,170 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.3%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Bland County, VA to the northeast
  • Grayson County, VA to the south
  • Russell County, VA to the west
  • Tazewell County, VA to the north
  • Washington County, VA to the southwest
  • Wythe County, VA to the east

Education

Chilhowie High School, Chilhowie
Marion Senior High School, Marion
Northwood High School, Saltville

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