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Encyclopedia > Dickenson County, Virginia
Dickenson County, Virginia
Seal of Dickenson County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Dickenson County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1880
Seat Clintwood
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 
859 km² (332 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
5 km² (2 mi²), 0.57%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
 
16,395
19/km² 
Website: www.dickensonctyva.com

Dickenson County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 16,395. Its county seat is Clintwood6. Image File history File links DickensonSeal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Dickenson_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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 ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday 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. ... Clintwood is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government 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. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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. ... Clintwood is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

Dickenson County, formed in 1880 from parts of Buchanan County, Russell County, and Wise County, is Virginia's youngest county. It was named for William J. Dickenson, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from Russell County, 1859-1861, 1865-1867, and 1877-1882. Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Wise County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 km² (334 mi²). 859 km² (332 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.57%) 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. ...


Districts

The county is divided into five supervisor districts: Clintwood, Ervinton, Kenady, Sand Lick, and Willis.


Adjacent Counties

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Wise County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Pike County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,395 people, 6,732 households, and 4,887 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (49/mi²). There were 7,684 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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 6,732 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $23,431, and the median income for a family was $27,986. Males had a median income of $27,281 versus $17,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,822. About 16.90% of families and 21.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.80% of those under age 18 and 17.30% 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

Clinchco is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ... Clintwood is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ... Haysi is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ...

Education

Public High Schools

  • Clintwood High School, Clintwood
  • Ervinton High School, Nora
  • Haysi High School, Haysi

Clintwood is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ... Nora, Virginia is a small town in Dickenson County, Virginia, several miles south of Clinchco. ... Haysi is a town located in Dickenson County, Virginia. ...

Famous Citizens

Ralph Stanley (born February 25, 1927) is an American bluegrass musician. ... Carter Stanley (left) performing with his brother Ralph. ... For the comedian, see: Justin Hamilton (Comedian). ... Browns redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... E Company, 506th Infantry Regiment was a company of the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division during World War II on the frontlines in the European Theater. ...

External links

Coordinates: 37°07′N 82°21′W / 37.12, -82.35 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
History of Dickenson Co. Virginia (706 words)
Dickenson County lies in the Appalachian Plateau, along the crest of the Cumberland Mountains.
Dickenson County was formed in 1880 from portions of Russell, Wise & Buchanan counties and named for W.J. Dickenson, a prominent citizen.
Dickenson County is bordered in the north by Pike County, Kentucky; in the south by Russell County, Virginia; in the west by Wise county, Virginia, and in the east by Buchanan County, Virginia.
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