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Encyclopedia > Alleghany County, Virginia
Alleghany County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Alleghany County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1822
Seat Covington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,162 km² (449 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.22%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,926
11/km² 
Website: www.co.alleghany.va.us

Alleghany County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,926 within its borders at that time. Its county seat is CovingtonGR6. Image File history File links Alleghany_Seal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Covington is an independent city within the confines of Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Covington is an independent city within the confines of Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. ...


Note: The town of Clifton Forge is not included in any Alleghany County population data in the main article. In 2000, Clifton Forge was an independent city separate from the county. However, in 2001, Clifton Forge relinquished its city charter and reincorporated as a town; as a town, it is now a part of Alleghany County. The 2000 population of what is now Alleghany County (including Clifton Forge) was 17,215. The article includes geographic data from before and after the reincorporation of Clifton Forge into the county. Clifton Forge is a town in Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Alleghany County was established on January 5, 1822 from parts of Botetourt, Bath, and Monroe counties. It was named for the Allegheny Mountains it is located in. During the Civil War, the iron for the Merrimac came from Longdale Furnace in the county. Regiments from Alleghany County were at the surrender at Appomattox. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Botetourt County, Virginia, from 1895 state map Botetourt County iis a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Bath County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... CSS Virginia was an ironclad warship of the Confederate States Navy during the American Civil War (built using the remains of the scuttled USS Merrimack). ... A regiment is a military unit, larger than a company and smaller than a division. ... The court house The Appomattox Court House is a historic court house located in Appomattox, Virginia famous as the site of the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county had a total area of 1,154 km² (446 mi²) in 2000. 1,152 km² (445 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.23%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


After Clifton Forge rejoined the county in 2001, the county's total area increased to 1,162 km² (449 mi²). The land area is now 1,160 km² (448 mi²), and the water area was unchanged. The total area is now 0.22% water.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,926 people, 5,149 households, and 3,866 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/mi²). There were 5,812 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.35% White, 2.45% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 5,149 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.20% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.85. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


The age distribution is 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,545, and the median income for a family was $45,843. Males had a median income of $35,120 versus $20,855 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,635. About 4.90% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.60% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

As an independent city, Covington is not part of Alleghany County, despite its status as the county seat. Clifton Forge is a town in Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. ... Iron Gate is a town located in Alleghany County, Virginia. ... Low Moor is a census-designated place located in Alleghany County, Virginia. ... Selma is a census-designated place and town in Alleghany County, Virginia. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Covington is an independent city within the confines of Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Alleghany County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (567 words)
Alleghany County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia.
Alleghany county was established on January 5, 1822 from parts of Botetourt, Bath, and Monroe counties.
Regiments from Alleghany County were at the surrender at Appomattox.
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