Dickenson County, Virginia facts for kids
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Dickenson County Courthouse in Clintwood
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William J. Dickenson|
|• Total||334 sq mi (870 km2)|
|• Land||331 sq mi (860 km2)|
|• Water||3.1 sq mi (8 km2) 0.9%|
|• Density||42.29/sq mi (16.327/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 334 square miles (870 km2), of which 331 square miles (860 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.9%) is water.
The county is divided into five magisterial districts with a supervisor elected for each district every four years. The districts are: Clintwood, Ervinton, Sandlick, Kenady, and Willis.
- Buchanan County, Virginia – northeast
- Russell County, Virginia – southeast
- Wise County, Virginia – southwest
- Pike County, Kentucky – northwest
National protected area
- Jefferson National Forest (part)
- SR 63
- SR 72
- SR 80 (U.S. Bicycle Route 76)
- SR 83
|U.S. Decennial Census
1990–2000 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||15,650||13,691||98.41%||96.93%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||51||48||0.32%||0.34%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||23||22||0.14%||0.16%|
|Asian alone (NH)||17||12||0.11%||0.08%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||2||0.00%||0.01%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||9||12||0.06%||0.08%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||67||254||0.42%||1.80%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||86||83||0.54%||0.59%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
Other unincorporated communities
- Caney Ridge
Public High Schools
- Ridgeview High School
Public Middle Schools
- Ridgeview Middle School
Public Elementary Schools
- Clintwood Elementary School
- Sandlick Elementary School
- Ervinton Elementary School
- Justin Hamilton, former NFL player for Washington Redskins
- Darrell "Shifty" Powers, World War II (D-day) veteran, Company E ("Easy Company") 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division (portrayed in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers")
- Trazel Silvers, former professional basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters and in Europe.
- Ralph Stanley and Carter Stanley, The Stanley Brothers, bluegrass musicians
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