Botetourt County, Virginia

Botetourt County (/ˈbɒtətɒt/ BOT-ə-tot) is a US county that lies in the Roanoke Region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located in the mountainous portion of the state, the county is bordered by two major ranges, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.

Botetourt County
Botetourt County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°33′N 79°48′W
Country United States
State Virginia
Founded1770
Named forLord Botetourt
SeatFincastle
Largest placeCloverdale
Area
  Total546 sq mi (1,410 km2)
  Land541 sq mi (1,400 km2)
  Water4.7 sq mi (12 km2)  0.9%
Population
 (2020)
  Total33,596
  Density62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitebotetourtva.gov

Botetourt County was created in 1770 from part of Augusta County and was named for Norborne Berkeley, known as Lord Botetourt. It originally comprised a vast area, which included the southern portion of present-day West Virginia and all of Kentucky. Portions were set off to form new counties beginning in 1772, until the current borders were established in 1851.

Botetourt County is part of the Roanoke Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the county seat is the town of Fincastle.[1] As of the 2020 census, the county population was 33,596.[2]


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