Virginia County Vote on the Secession Ordinance, May 23, 1861

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Virginia County Vote on the Secession Ordinance, May 23, 1861

Counties and by Whom Represented
County For Secession Against Secession Now in West Virginia
Accomac Not Found
Albemarle 2308 1
Alexandria 958 48
Alleghany 554 12
Amelia 472 0
Amherst 1492 0
Appomattox 805 0
Augusta 3130 10
Barbour 857 626 Yes
Bath 403 2
Bedford 2329 1
Berkeley 508 1303 Yes
Boone 317 226 Yes
Botetourt 1207 2
Braxton 553 114 Yes
Brooke 109 721 Yes
Brunswick 840 0
Buchanan Not Found
Buckingham 1062 0
Cabell 232 882 Yes
Calhoun 279 81 Yes
Campbell 2504 0
Caroline 1245 0
Carroll 867 130
Charles City 311 1
Charlotte 883 0
Chesterfield 1421 0
Clarke Not Found
Clay 102 102 Yes
Craig Not found
Culpeper 1051 0
Cumberland 523 0
Dinwiddie 805 1
Doddridge Not Found Yes
Elizabeth City 343 6
Essex 581 0
Fairfax 942 288
Fauquier 1809 4
Fayette 508 223
Floyd 896 20
Fluvanna 880 0
Franklin 1787 3
Frederick 1503 359
Giles 1067 0
Gilmer 338 186 Yes
Gloucester 860 1
Goochland 673 0
Grayson 1077 0
Greenbrier 1016 110 Yes
Greene 604 0
Greensville 322 0
Halifax 1747 0
Hampshire 1110 700 Yes
Hancock 23 743 Yes
Hanover 1240 0
Hardy 768 538 Yes
Harrison 614 1691 Yes
Henrico 1712 0
Henry 925 1
Highland 568 5
Isle of Wight 832 0
Jackson Not Found Yes
James City 239 0
Williamsburg 135 0
Jefferson 813 365 Yes
Kanawha 520 1697 Yes
King and Queen 873 0
King George 478 1
King William 496 0
Lancaster 432 0
Lee 1005 170
Lewis 422 736 Yes
Logan 518 63 Yes
Loudoun 1621 726
Louisa 1167 0
Lunenburg 905 0
McDowell 196 17 Yes
Madison 833 0
Marion Not Found Yes
Marshall 142 1993 Yes
Mason 119 1841 Yes
Mathews 645 0
Mecklenburg 1286 0
Mercer 871 67 Yes
Middlesex 491 2
Monroe 1189 79 Yes
Monogoalia 110 2148 Yes
Montgomery 1395 0
Morgan 126 533 Yes
Nansemond 1012 0
Nelson 1164 0
Norfolk 2001 158
Norfolk City 1172 6
Northampton 505 0
Northumberland 548 47
Nottoway 374 0
Ohio 157 3368 Yes
Orange 853 0
Page 1099 4
Patrick Not Found
Pendleton 696 131 Yes
Pittsylvania 2469 0
Pleasants 158 303 Yes
Pocahontas 360 13
Powhatan 451 0
Preston 63 2256 Yes
Prince Edward 688 0
Prince George 364 2
Prince William 841 38
Princess Anne 798 0
Pulaski 603 0
Putnam 216 695 Yes
Raleigh 229 183 Yes
Randolph Not Found Yes
Rappahannock 943 0
Richmond 556 14
Ritchie Not Found Yes
Roane Not Found Yes
Roanoke 853 0
Rockbridge 1728 1
Rockingham 3012 22
Russell 832 89
Scott 842 139
Shenandoah 2513 5
Smyth 1281 0
Spotsylvania 1323 0
Stafford 701 4
Surry 353 0
Sussex 497 1
Taylor Not Found Yes
Tazewell 1406 0
Tucker 106 54 Yes
Tyler 125 880 Yes
Upshur 306 701 Yes
Warren 675 3
Warwick Not Found
Washington 1907 20
Wayne 204 427 Yes
Webster 129 26 Yes
Westmoreland 667 1
Wetzel 180 790 Yes
Wirt 150 507 Yes
Wise 419 38
Wood 257 1995 Yes
Wyoming 109 105 Yes
Wythe 1168 1
York Not Found
Total 114,260 20,352
Army 10363 38
Total 124,896 20,390

Note: Counties that are not listed have no returns on file or known to be reported in newspapers of the era.