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Encyclopedia > Washington County, Virginia
Washington County, Virginia
Seal of Washington County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Virginia
Statistics
Formed 1776
Seat Abingdon
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,466 km² (566 mi²)
8 km² (3 mi²) 0.55%
Population
 - (2000)
 -
({{{census estimate yr}}})
 -
Density

51,103
16/km² 
Website: www.washcova.com


Washington County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 51,103. Its county seat is Abingdon6. Washington is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. Image File history File links Washington_County_va_seal. ... 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 Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Washington_County. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1776   County Washington County Borough Parrish Mayor Lois Humphreys Area  - Total  - Water 21. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, 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. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 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, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1776   County Washington County Borough Parrish Mayor Lois Humphreys Area  - Total  - Water 21. ... 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. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

Contents


History

The county was formed in 1776 from Fincastle County. It was named for George Washington, who was then commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Washington later became one of the country's largest whiskey distillers at Mount Vernon. This article is about the year 1776. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ... 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. ... The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the thirteen colonies fighting Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ...


In 1786 the northwestern part of Washington County became Russell County. In 1814 the western part of what remained of Washington County was combined with parts of Lee County and Russell County to form Scott County. In 1832 the northeastern part of Washington County was combined with part of Wythe County to form Smyth County. With the incorporation of the town of Goodson as the independent city of Bristol in 1890, Washington County assumed its present size. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1790 Seat Wytheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,200 km² (463 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... Motto: A Nice Place to Live Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Location in Virginia Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Independent city Mayor Dr. Douglas R. Weberling Area  - Total  - Water 34. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Image:WashingtonCountyVA.jpg
A farm in Washington County, Virginia

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,466 km² (566 mi²). 1,458 km² (563 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.55% water. A farm in Washington County, Virginia From http://www. ... 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 is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Districts

The county is divided into seven magisterial districts: Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Taylor, Tyler, and Wilson.


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Grayson County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 51,103 people, 21,056 households, and 14,949 families residing in the county. The population density is 35/km² (91/mi²). There are 22,985 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.56% White, 1.32% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.63% 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 21,056 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.84. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,742, and the median income for a family is $40,162. Males have a median income of $30,104 versus $21,307 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,350. 10.90% of the population and 8.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.20% of those under the age of 18 and 14.20% 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 total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1776   County Washington County Borough Parrish Mayor Lois Humphreys Area  - Total  - Water 21. ... Damascus is a town located in Washington County, Virginia. ... Emory-Meadow View is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Virginia. ... Glade Spring is a town located in Washington County, Virginia. ...

Education

Colleges

  • Emory and Henry College, Emory
  • Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon

Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1776   County Washington County Borough Parrish Mayor Lois Humphreys Area  - Total  - Water 21. ...

Public High Schools

Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1776   County Washington County Borough Parrish Mayor Lois Humphreys Area  - Total  - Water 21. ... Damascus is a town located in Washington County, Virginia. ... John S. Battle High School is a secondary school located in the Southwest portion of Virginia in Washington County. ... Motto: A Nice Place to Live Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Location in Virginia Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Independent city Mayor Dr. Douglas R. Weberling Area  - Total  - Water 34. ... Glade Spring is a town located in Washington County, Virginia. ...

External links

  • Washington County government official website


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Washington County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
Washington is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
In the county, the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
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