Berkeley County


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Berkeley County, West Virginia

100 W King St Rm 1
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: (304) 264-1925
Fax: (304) 267-1794
www.berkeleycountycomm.org

In eastern panhandle of WV, southwest of Hagerstown, MD; organized Feb 10, 1772 (prior to statehood) from Frederick County (in VA). Name Origin: For Norborne Berkeley (1718-70), Lord Botetcourt, member of the British Parliament and colonial governor of VA (1768-70) who favored the colonists

Area (sq mi):: 321.58 (land 321.14; water 0.44) Population per square mile: 290.80
Population 2005: 93,394 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 23.00%; 1990-2000 28.10% Population 2000: 75,905 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 4.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,982; median household $38,763; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,250-$25,276
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 28.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Martinsburg County seat (15,635)

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    Berkeley County, South Carolina

    PO Box 219
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461
    Phone: (843) 719-4403
    Fax: (843) 719-4511
    www.co.berkeley.sc.us

    On southeastern border of SC, north of Charleston; organized Jan 31, 1882 from Charleston County. Name Origin: For John Berkeley (1607-78), one of eight original lords proprietor of Carolina, and for his brother Sir William Berkeley (1610-77), governor of VA (1642-49; 1660-77)

    Area (sq mi):: 1228.07 (land 1097.72; water 130.35) Population per square mile: 138.20
    Population 2005: 151,673 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 6.30%; 1990-2000 10.80% Population 2000: 142,651 (White 66.80%; Black or African American 26.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 1.90%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 32.00
    Income 2000: per capita $16,879; median household $39,908; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,156-$23,441
    Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Goose Creek (32,250)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    A community bank, Jefferson Security Bank focuses on general banking business in Berkeley County and Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland.
    The licensee will develop the Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility using Accordant's patented technologies to process 50 tons per hour of mixed municipal solid waste, recovering recyclable materials for sale in commodities markets, and producing a renewable solid fuel, ReEngineered Feedstock, from non-recyclables.
    Jefferson Security Bank, founded in 1869, is a community bank engaged in the general banking business in Berkeley County and Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland.
    Procter & Gamble Company has informed Governor Jim Justice today that it will be adding an additional 200 employees to its new manufacturing facility at Tabler Station in Berkeley County.
    has partnered with South Carolina's Berkeley County School District to offer on-the-job training to high school students in their career and technical education (CTE) construction programs.
    Volvo Cars, a Sweden-based automaker, is planning to double its investment at its Berkeley County, South Carolina plant to USD1bn and hire a total of 4,500 workers, Post and Courier has reported citing sources close to the negotiations.
    Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury told WBCD that the shooting was a justifiable homicide: "We will be ruling the manner of death as a homicide, but it was a justifiable homicide.
    The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority will receive $89,350 to assist with the purchase of a skid loader, forklift, scale systems and a roll-off container for the county's recycling program.
    The Berkeley County School Board had a longstanding practice of opening all of its meetings with the Lord's Prayer, a Christian invocation with roots in the New Testament.
    The acquisition, which was announced in May 2015, includes two branches in Berkeley County, West Virginia (704 Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and 5091 Gerrardstown Road in Inwood, West Virginia).
    North Charleston Fire Department spokeswoman Bianca Bourbeau says the agency has sent a chief and a marine unit to assist Berkeley County with a reported plane crash.
    com)-- Attorney Michael Jordan was recently elected the new President of the Berkeley County Bar Association.

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