What Are Some Cities and Counties in Virginia?


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Examples of counties in Virginia are Alexandria, Bedford, Caroline and Danville, as of July 2015. Cities in Virginia include Arlington, Baskerville, Callaghan, Damascus and East Highland Park.

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What Are Some Cities and Counties in Virginia?
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Virginia has a total of 134 counties, 39 of which are independent cities. The remaining 95 are functioning governmental counties, each under the governance of a board of supervisors, except for Arlington County, which is under the governance of a county board. The 39 independent cities are not only independent of any county but also of minor civil divisions, or MCDs. They serve as county subdivisions. Virginia has a total of 550 MCDs.

In Virginia, towns are not the same as cities. Whereas cities are independent of counties, towns are part of the counties in which they are situated. The residents of a town are still residents of the county in which the town is located. This means that in addition to paying town taxes and voting for town officials, town residents pay county taxes and vote for county officials.

Galax, Buena Vista, Covington, Charlottesville and Emporia are examples of other counties in Virginia. Other cities in Virginia include Charles City, Chester Gap, Claypool Hill, Dahlgren Center and Fair Lakes. Deep Creek, Chase Crossing and Buckingham Courthouse are also cities in Virginia.

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