Place:Brooke, West Virginia, United States

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NameBrooke
Alt namesBrookesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.283°N 80.567°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1797 - 1863)
See alsoHancock, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Ohio, West Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brooke County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,069. Its county seat is Wellsburg. Brooke County was created in 1797 from part of Ohio County and named in honor of Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia from 1794 to 1796.

Brooke County is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, a subsection of the Pittsburgh Tri-State combined statistical area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1797 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 4,706
1810 5,843
1820 6,631
1830 7,041
1840 7,948
1850 5,054
1860 5,494
1870 5,464
1880 6,013
1890 6,660
1900 7,219
1910 11,098
1920 16,527
1930 24,663
1940 25,513
1950 26,904
1960 28,940
1970 29,685
1980 31,117
1990 26,992

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Brooke County, Virginia was established in 1796 from a portion of Ohio County, Virginia. It became part of the State of West Virginia when it achieved statehood in 1863.


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