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Encyclopedia > Frederick County, Virginia
Frederick County, Virginia
Seal of Frederick County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia showing Frederick County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1743
Seat Winchester
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,076 km² (416 mi²)
3 km² (1 mi²) 0.24% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

59,209
55/km² 
www.co.frederick.va.us

Frederick County is a county located in the state of Virginia. It was formed in 1743 by the splitting of Orange County. For ten years it was the home of George Washington. As of 2000, the population is 59,209. Its county seat is Winchester6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Winchester is a city located in the state of 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. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... 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 (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Order: 1st President Vice President: John Adams Term of office: April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 Preceded by: None Succeeded by: John Adams Date of birth: February 22, 1732 Place of birth: Westmoreland, Virginia Date of death: December 14, 1799 Place of death: Mount Vernon, Virginia First Lady: Martha Washington... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Winchester is a city located in the state of 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. ...

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History

Frederick County was established in 1743 from Orange County. The county is named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II. // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... The Badge of the Prince of Wales is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ... George II King of Great Britain and Ireland George II (George Augustus) (10 November 1683–25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ...


American Revolution

Commander-in-Chief of the Colonial forces, General George Washington's headquarters was located in Winchester. Washington's represented Frederick County in his first elective offices, having been elected to the House of Burgesses in 1758 and 1761. Daniel Morgan was another famous General during the Revolutionary War, from the county (present day Clarke County). Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... General is a military rank used by nearly every country in the world. ... Order: 1st President Vice President: John Adams Term of office: April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 Preceded by: None Succeeded by: John Adams Date of birth: February 22, 1732 Place of birth: Westmoreland, Virginia Date of death: December 14, 1799 Place of death: Mount Vernon, Virginia First Lady: Martha Washington... The House of Burgesses was the name given to the first elected legislative assembly in the New World. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and Congressman from Virginia. ... 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. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ...


Civil War

Winchester changed hands between the Confederate and Union Armies on average once every three weeks during the war. Many battles were fought in Frederick County. Some of those battles include: For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... Union states are shaded blue, light blue states allowed slavery to continue during the War The Union was a name used by many to refer to the northern states during the American Civil War, while the derogatory name for people in the north was Yankees. Besides the obvious fact that...

First Battle of Kernstown Conflict American Civil War Date March 23, 1862 Place Frederick County and Winchester, Virgina Result Union victory The First Battle of Kernstown took place on March 23, 1862 in Frederick County and Winchester, Virgina as part of Confederate Army General Thomas J. Jacksons Campaign through... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... First Battle of Winchester Conflict American Civil War Date May 25, 1862 Place Frederick County and Winchester Result Confederate victory The First Battle of Winchester was a battle of the American Civil War that took place on May 25, 1862 in and around Frederick County, Virginia and Winchester, Virginia. ... This article is about the month of May. ... Battle of Winchester II Conflict American Civil War Date June 13-15, 1863 Place Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia Result Confederate victory The Second Battle of Winchester took place from June 13– 15, 1863, in Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Second Battle of Kernstown was fought on July 24, 1864, outside Winchester, Virginia, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Battle of Opequon Conflict American Civil War Date September 19, 1864 Place Winchester, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Opequon, also known as the Third Battle of Winchester, was a decisive victory for the Union army during the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... Battle of Cedar Creek Conflict American Civil War Date October 19, 1864 Place Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County Result Union victory The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the last battles in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,076 km² (416 mi²). 1,074 km² (415 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.24% 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 59,209 people, 22,097 households, and 16,727 families residing in the county. The population density is 55/km² (143/mi²). There are 23,319 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (56/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.99% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.70% 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. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


There are 22,097 households out of which 36.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% are non-families. 19.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.02. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $46,941, and the median income for a family is $52,281. Males have a median income of $35,705 versus $25,046 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,080. 6.40% of the population and 4.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.30% of those under the age of 18 and 6.90% 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

Middletown is a town located in Frederick County, Virginia. ... Stephens City is a town located in Frederick County, Virginia. ... Clearbrook is a farming community in northern Frederick County, Virginia. ...

County Seat

Note: Winchester, like all cities under Virginia law, is an independent city—politically independent of any county. Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. ... An independent city can have several meanings: // Germany Flensburg USA A city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ...


External Links

  • Frederick County's Historical Markers


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Frederick County, Virginia - definition of Frederick County, Virginia in Encyclopedia (404 words)
Frederick County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
In the county, the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $46,941, and the median income for a family is $52,281.
Frederick County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Frederick County was established in 1743 from Orange County.
The county is named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II.
Washington's represented Frederick County in his first elective offices, having been elected to the House of Burgesses in 1758 and 1761.
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