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Encyclopedia > Bath County, Virginia

Bath County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 5,048. Its county seat is Warm Springs6. It is home to the Bath County Pumped Storage Station, a pumped storage hydroelectric power plant. The Homestead, a luxury mountain resort, is located in Hot Springs. The resort grew around the area's natural hot mineral springs, such as the Jefferson Pools. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Bath County Pumped Storage Station is a pumped storage hydroelectric power plant. ... Diagram of the TVA pumped storage facility at Racoon Mountain Pumped storage hydroelectricity is a method of storing and producing electricity to supply high peak demands. ... Hydroelectricity, or hydroelectric power, is a form of hydropower, (i. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or...

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History

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. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Augusta County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Botetourt County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Greenbrier County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... English may refer to: The nation of England. ... For alternate meanings see Bath (disambiguation) Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at Bath Bath is a city in south-west England, most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,384 km² (535 mi²). 1,378 km² (532 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.51% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,048 people, 2,053 households, and 1,451 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (10/mi²). There are 2,896 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.29% White, 6.28% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,053 households out of which 28.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% are married couples living together, 7.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% are non-families. 26.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.80.


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.00% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,013, and the median income for a family is $41,276. Males have a median income of $30,238 versus $21,974 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,092. 7.80% of the population and 5.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.40% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.


External Links

  • Bath County's Historical Markers


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idden quietly in the serene Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, Bath County is a seclusion lover’s paradise.
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