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Brooke County, VA

Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, and Marshall Counties, Virginia, 1857

BROOKE COUNTY, situated in the extreme north part of Virginia, between the Ohio river and Pennsylvania line. Length 30 miles; mean width 5; with an area of 150 square miles.  The surface is extremely hilly, and the soil fertile. Seat of justice, Willsburgh.  Pop. in 1820, 6,611; in 1830, 7,041; in 1840, 7,948; in 1850, 5,054.  (Fanning's, 1853)


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