Brooke County, VA


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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    Bethany College, VA Location or Site
    Wellsburg, VA City or Town
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