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Encyclopedia > Clarke County, Virginia
Clarke County, Virginia
Seal of Clarke County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Clarke County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1836
Seat Berryville
Area
 - Total
 - Water

462 km² (178 mi²)
4 km² (2 mi²) 0.88% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,652
28/km² 
www.co.clarke.va.us

Clarke County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 12,652. Its county seat is Berryville6. Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Berryville is a small main street community located in Clarke County, Virginia. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Berryville is a small main street community located in Clarke County, Virginia. ... 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. ...


This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The official U.S. Census Bureau-designated Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area. ...

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History

Clarke County was established in 1836 from Frederick County. The county is named for General George Rogers Clark, of the Revolutionary War. Lord Fairfax's 5 million acre property was located in the county, what is now the village of White Post. White Post was named for the large signpost pointing the way to Lord Fairfax's office. During the Civil War, John S. Mosby, "the Gray Ghost" of the Confederacy, raided General Sheridan's supply train in the summer of 1864, in Berryville. The Battle of Cool Spring was fought in Clarke County on July 17th and 18th, 1864. 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1743 Seat Winchester Area  - Total  - Water 1,076 km² (416 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... General is a military rank used by nearly every country in the world. ... George Rogers Clark Painted by Rosemary Brown Beck George Rogers Clark (November 9, 1752–February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... ... 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... John Mosby John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), also known as the Gray Ghost, was a Confederate partisan ranger (guerilla fighter) in the American Civil War. ... A confederacy can refer to: A form of government formed as a union of political organizations, though it differs from a republic in that the separate political units retain a greater degree of sovereignty over themselves. ... General is a military rank used by nearly every country in the world. ... Philip Sheridan Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888), a military man and one of the great generals in the American Civil War. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Berryville is a small main street community located in Clarke County, Virginia. ... The Battle of Cool Spring, also known as Island Ford, Parkers Ford and Snickers Ferry, was a battle in the American Civil War fought in Clarke County, Virginia between July 17 and July 18, 1864. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 462 km² (178 mi²). 457 km² (177 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% 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. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,652 people, 4,942 households, and 3,513 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (72/mi²). There are 5,388 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.15% White, 6.73% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.46% 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). ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 4,942 households out of which 29.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% are married couples living together, 8.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% are non-families. 24.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 2.97. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $51,601, and the median income for a family is $59,750. Males have a median income of $40,254 versus $30,165 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,844. 6.60% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.10% of those under the age of 18 and 11.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Incorporated Towns

Berryville is a small main street community located in Clarke County, Virginia. ... Boyce is a town located in Clarke County, Virginia. ...

Unincorporated Communities

  • Battletown
  • Berrys
  • Bethel
  • Briggs
  • Castlemans Ferry
  • Claytonville
  • Frogtown
  • Gaylord
  • Greenway Court
  • Lewisville
  • Lost Corner
  • Millwood
  • Pigeon Hill
  • Pyletown
  • Saratoga
  • Stringtown
  • Swimley
  • Waterloo
  • Webbtown
  • White Post
  • Wickliffe

External Links

  • Clarke County's Historical Markers


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Clarke County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (474 words)
Clarke County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
Clarke County was established in 1836 from Frederick County.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
Encyclopedia: Clarke County, Virginia (3933 words)
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads.
Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
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