Goochland County was formed in 1727, a little more than ten years after Gov. Spotswood's expedition to the Blue Ridge and in 1744 Albemarle County was formed from the northern portion of Goochland. The first patents in the area were taken out on June 16, 1727. In 1761 the county was divided and Buckingham and Amherst counties were carved from Albemarle.
Albemarle County was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle. However, its most famous inhabitant was Thomas Jefferson, who built his estate home, Monticello, in the county.
Source: Wikipedia and Albemarle County in Virginia...
Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Nelson, Augusta and Rockingham counties.
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