Place:Hancock, West Virginia, United States

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NameHancock
Alt namesHancocksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.5°N 80.567°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1848 - 1863)
See alsoBrooke, 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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Hancock County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,676. Its county seat is New Cumberland. Hancock County is the farthest north in the state, being at the tip of the state's Northern Panhandle. It was created from Brooke County in 1848, and named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Hancock County is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Pittsburgh Tri-State combined statistical area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 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
1854 Marriage 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
1850 4,050
1860 4,445
1870 4,363
1880 4,882
1890 6,414
1900 6,693
1910 10,465
1920 19,975
1930 28,511
1940 31,572
1950 34,388
1960 39,615
1970 39,749
1980 40,418
1990 35,233

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Hancock County, Virginia was formed in 1848 from part of Brooke County, Virginia. It became part of the State of West Virginia in 1863 when it achieved statehood in 1863 at the outbreak of the Civil War.


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