Bath County, Virginia

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Bath County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2006 population of 4,814 residents. Its county seat is Warm Springs.[1] It is home to the Bath County Pumped Storage Station, a pumped storage hydroelectric power plant. The Homestead, a luxury mountain resort, is in Hot Springs. The resort grew around the area's natural hot mineral springs, such as the Jefferson Pools.

The county is represented in the Virginia General Assembly by Senator Creigh Deeds (D) and Delegate Jim Shuler (D).



Bath County was established on December 14, 1790 from Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier counties. The county is named for the English resort city of Bath.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,385.6 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,377.9 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.51%) is water.

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