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Encyclopedia > Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Image:Isle of Wight Seal.gif
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Map of Virginia highlighting Isle of Wight County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1634
Seat Isle of Wight
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

940 km² (363 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
121 km² (47 mi²), 12.93%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

29,728
36/km² 
Website: www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us

Isle of Wight County is a county located in the South Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. As of 2000, the population was 29,728. Its county seat is Isle of Wight6 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 ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Isle of Wight is an unincorporated town in Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... South Hampton Roads is a region located in the extreme southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. ... 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. ... 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... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Isle of Wight is an unincorporated town in 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. ...

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History

During the 17th century, shortly after establishment of the settlemen at Jamestown in 1607, English settlers and explored and began settling the areas adjacent to Hampton Roads. Captain John Smith in 1608 crossed the James River and obtained fourteen bushels of corn from a tribe of Native Americans called Warrosquyoackes. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Events January 20 - Tidal wave swept along the Bristol Channel, killing 2000 people. ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the... John Smith (1580 – June 21, 1631), was an English soldier, sailor, and author. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...


In the next few years, several plantations were established along the shore in the area south of the river. // This article is about crop plantations. ...


By 1634, the Virginia Colony consisted of eight shires or counties with a total population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants. One of these was Warrosquyoake Shire, renamed Isle of Wight County in 1637, after the island in the English channel of the same name. The name was probably changed due to the difficulty of spelling and pronouncing its Native American name. The name was very probably chosen because the Isle of Wight had been the home of some of the principal colonists. Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain and Australia. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Warroysoyaoke Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia colony. ... Events February 3 - Tulipmania collapses in Netherlands by government order February 15 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor December 17 - Shimabara Rebellion erupts in Japan Pierre de Fermat makes a marginal claim to have proof of what would become known as Fermats last theorem. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ...


Historic St. Luke's Church, built in 1632, the nation's only original Gothic church and the oldest existing church of English foundation in America is located in the county.


In 1732 a considerable portion of the northwestern part of the original shire was added to Brunswick County; and in 1748 the entire county of Southampton was carved out of it. Brunswick County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Southampton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ...


During the War Between The States, Company F of the 61st Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army was called the "Isle of Wight Avengers." This article is in need of attention. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 940 km² (363 mi²). 818 km² (316 mi²) of it is land and 121 km² (47 mi²) of it (12.93%) 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. ...


The county is bounded by the James River on the north and the Blackwater River to the south. The land is generally low-lying, with many swamps and pocosins. The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. ... Pocosin is a Native American term for a type of palustrine wetland with deep, acidic, sandy, peat soils. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 29,728 people, 11,319 households, and 8,670 families residing in the county. The population density was 36/km² (94/mi²). There were 12,066 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (38/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.08% White, 27.15% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.85% 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). ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 11,319 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.40% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.99. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $45,387, and the median income for a family was $52,597. Males had a median income of $37,853 versus $22,990 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,235. About 6.60% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 11.90% 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. ...


Incorporated towns

Smithfield is a town located in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. ... Windsor is a town located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. ...

Unincorporated towns & communities

Benns Church is an unincorporated community in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States. ... Carrsville is a small unincorporated community located in Isle of Wight County in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Isle of Wight is an unincorporated town in Virginia. ... Rushmere is a census-designated place located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. ... Walters is an unincorporated community located in Isle of Wight County in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the USA. Walters was located on a now-abandoned portion of the Virginian Railway (VGN), built by industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers to ship coal from West Virginia to port at... Zuni is an unincorporated town located in Isle of Wight County in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the USA. Zuni is reported to have a population of 120 people. ...

Trivia

  • As one of the original eight shires (counties) in Virginia established in 1634, of which six survive, Isle of Wight County is one of the oldest county governments in the United States of America.

External links

  • Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance - serving Isle of Wight County

  Results from FactBites:
 
Encyclopedia: Isle of Wight County, Virginia (4151 words)
Isle of Wight County is one of the original shires formed in 1634.
By 1634, the English colony of Virginia consisted of eight shires or counties with a total population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Isle of Wight County, Virginia - definition of Isle of Wight County, Virginia in Encyclopedia (382 words)
Isle of Wight County is a county located in the South Hampton Roads region of state of Virginia in the United States.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $45,387, and the median income for a family is $52,597.
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