Place:Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States

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Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,719. Its county seat is Marlinton. The county was established in 1821 and is named after the Native American chief's daughter from Jamestown, Virginia.

Pocahontas County is the home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank Telescope and is part of the National Radio Quiet Zone.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 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
1830 2,542
1840 2,922
1850 3,598
1860 3,958
1870 4,069
1880 5,591
1890 6,814
1900 8,572
1910 14,740
1920 15,002
1930 14,555
1940 13,906
1950 12,480
1960 10,136
1970 8,870
1980 9,919
1990 9,008

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On December 12, 1821, Pocahontas County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly from parts of Bath, Pendleton and Randolph counties. It was named in honor of Pocahontas (1595-1617), the Indian princess and daughter of Chief Powhatan, the King of the Confederated tribes of Atlantic Virginia.

Pocahontas County became part of the State of West Virginia when it was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863.


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