Brooke County

Brooke County, West Virginia

632 Main St
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Phone: (304) 737-3661
Fax: (304) 737-4023

In northern panhandle of WV, east of Steubenville, OH; organized Nov 30, 1796 from Ohio County. Name Origin: For Robert Brooke (1751-99), governor of VA (1794-96) and attorney general (1798)

Area (sq mi):: 92.26 (land 88.85; water 3.41) Population per square mile: 275.90
Population 2005: 24,515 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 -5.70% Population 2000: 25,447 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 41.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,131; median household $32,981; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,384-$24,418
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.80% Median travel time to work: 23.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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There were no injuries or damage to structures in the vicinity of the rupture in Brooke County, Enterprise spokesman Rick Rainey said.
In late March, the West Virginia Senate passed a bill instituting a pretrial release program in county jails across the state after the program significantly cut jail costs during the past few years in jails across Brooke County, W.Va., according to the Weirton Daily Times.
Grace was born in Brooke County, West Virginia the daughter of Gilbert & Laurena (Bowman)Smith.
Johnson & Johnson, 04-C-156, Circuit Court, Brooke County, West Virginia (Wellsburg).
At that time, the program was called the Mediation/Arbitration Program and only served Brooke County. The following year, Hancock and Ohio counties were added; and in 1999, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel counties were included.
For seven years, Shaffer--who teaches art at four elementary schools in Brooke County, West Virginia--has coordinated a calendar of art project featuring his students' artwork and tobacco-free messages.
"The records of this group were burned when the group was dissolved along with the desertion of the village." - Quoted from a Brooke County West Virginia genealogy webpage: