“Twelve Virginia Counties: Where the Western Migration Began”, is an exceptional work of historical significance relative to the beginnings and settlement of the Virginia counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, Goochland, Hanover, King William, King and Queen, Louisa, New Kent, and Orange, and of their inhabitants. The author addresses each of the individual counties, their formation, history, early settlers, lists of civic leaders and military officers and soldiers, and goes on to provide descriptions of homes, civic organizations, courts, and courthouses. Moreover, Mr. Gwathmey also documents histories of churches, and other organizations and institutions, as well as providing numerous biographical sketches. Softcover, (1937), repr. 2007, 2011, Illus., Index, 538 pp.
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