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Frederick County, Virginia
Seal of Frederick County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Frederick County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Winchester
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

416 sq mi (1,076 km²)
415 sq mi (1,074 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

59,209
142/sq mi (55/km²)
Founded 1743
Named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II of Great Britain
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.frederick.va.us

Frederick County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is included in the Winchester, Virginia-West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was formed in 1743 by the splitting of Orange County. For ten years it was the home of George Washington. As of 2000, the population was 59,209. Its county seat is Winchester.[1] The northernmost point in Virginia is located in Frederick County.

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History

Frederick County was established in 1743 from Orange County. The county is named for Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II of Great Britain.

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American Revolutionary War

Commander-in-Chief of the Colonial forces, General George Washington's headquarters were located in Winchester. Washington represented Frederick County in his first elective offices, having been elected to the House of Burgesses in 1758 and 1761. Daniel Morgan was another famous General during the American Revolutionary War, from the county (present day Clarke County).

American Civil War

Winchester changed hands between the Confederate and Union Armies on average once every three weeks during the war. Many battles were fought in Frederick County. Some of those battles include:

The first constitution of West Virginia provided for Frederick County to be added to the new state if approved by a local election [2], but (unlike neighboring Berkeley and Jefferson counties) Frederick County remained in Virginia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 416 square miles (1,076 km²), of which, 415 square miles (1,074 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.24%) is water. This is the northernmost county in the state of Virginia.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1790 19,681
1800 24,744
1810 22,574
1820 24,706
1830 26,046
1840 14,242
1850 15,975
1860 16,546
1870 16,596
1880 17,553
1890 17,880
1900 13,239
1910 12,787
1920 12,461
1930 13,167
1940 14,008
1950 17,537
1960 21,941
1970 28,893
1980 34,150
1990 45,723
2000 59,209
2005 69,123

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 59,209 people, 22,097 households, and 16,727 families residing in the county. The population density was 143 people per square mile (55/km²). There were 23,319 housing units at an average density of 56/square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.99% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,097 households out of which 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,941, and the median income for a family was $52,281. Males had a median income of $35,705 versus $25,046 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,080. About 4.00% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.30% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Towns

Map of Frederick County, Virginia with Municipal and Magisterial District Labels

Incorporated Towns

Unincorporated Communities

County Seat

Note: Winchester, like all cities under Virginia law, is an independent city—politically independent of any county.

See also

References

External links


Coordinates: 39°13′N 78°16′W / 39.21°N 78.26°W / 39.21; -78.26


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Frederick County, Virginia
Seal of Frederick County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Frederick County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1743
Seat Winchester
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

416 sq mi (1076 km²)
415 sq mi (1074 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.24%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

59,209
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.frederick.va.us
Named for: Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II of Great Britain

Frederick County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. It is included in the Winchester-West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was formed in 1743 by the splitting of Orange County. For ten years it was the home of George Washington. As of 2000, the population was 59,209. Its county seat is Winchester6.

Contents

History

Frederick County was established in 1743 from Orange County. The county is named for Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II of Great Britain.

American Revolutionary War

Commander-in-Chief of the Colonial forces, General George Washington's headquarters were located in Winchester. Washington represented Frederick County in his first elective offices, having been elected to the House of Burgesses in 1758 and 1761. Daniel Morgan was another famous General during the American Revolutionary War, from the county (present day Clarke County).

American Civil War

Winchester changed hands between the Confederate and Union Armies on average once every three weeks during the war. Many battles were fought in Frederick County. Some of those battles include:

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,076 km² (416 mi²). 1,074 km² (415 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water. The northernmost point in Virginia is located in Frederick County.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1790 19,681
1800 24,744
1810 22,574
1820 24,706
1830 26,046
1840 14,242
1850 15,975
1860 16,546
1870 16,596
1880 17,553
1890 17,880
1900 13,239
1910 12,787
1920 12,461
1930 13,167
1940 14,008
1950 17,537
1960 21,941
1970 28,893
1980 34,150
1990 45,723
2000 59,209
2005 69,123

As of the census² of 2000, there were 59,209 people, 22,097 households, and 16,727 families residing in the county. The population density was 55/km² (143/mi²). There were 23,319 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (56/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.99% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,097 households out of which 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,941, and the median income for a family was $52,281. Males had a median income of $35,705 versus $25,046 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,080. About 4.00% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.30% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Incorporated Towns

Unincorporated Communities

County Seat

Note: Winchester, like all cities under Virginia law, is an independent city—politically independent of any county.

See also

External links

  1. REDIRECT Template:Frederick County, Virginia

Coordinates: 39°13′N 78°16′W / 39.21, -78.26

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