Dickenson County, Virginia

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Dickenson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 16,395. Its county seat is Clintwood[1].

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History

Dickenson County, formed in 1880 from parts of Buchanan County, Russell County, and Wise County, is Virginia's youngest county. It was named for William J. Dickenson, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from Russell County, 1859-1861, 1865-1867, and 1877-1882.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 334 square miles (865.1 km2), of which 332 square miles (859.9 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.57%) is water.

Districts

The county is divided into five supervisor districts: Clintwood, Ervinton, Kenady, Sandlick, and Willis.

Adjacent counties

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