Hendricks, West Virginia

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Hendricks is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 319 at the 2000 census. The Blackwater River and the Dry Fork join at Hendricks to form the Black Fork, a principal tributary of the Cheat River.[3]



In 1803, after three unproductive years in nearby Canaan Valley, German settler Henry Fansler (d. 1843) settled at the mouth of the Blackwater River at the present site of Hendricks. He called the settlement "Eden"[4]. Hendricks was incorporated in 1894 and was named by local coal and timber magnate Henry Gassaway Davis for Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks.[5]


Hendricks is located at 39°4′30″N 79°37′53″W / 39.075°N 79.63139°W / 39.075; -79.63139 (39.074883, -79.631399)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²). 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is land and 2.86% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 319 people, 123 households, and 100 families residing in the town. The population density was 362.3/km² (925.9/mi²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 156.7/km² (400.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.06% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 123 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.85.

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