Pocahontas County

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia

900C 10th Ave
Marlinton, WV 24954
Phone: (304) 799-4549
Fax: (304) 799-6947

On central eastern border of WV; organized Dec 21, 1821 from Pendleton, Randolph, and Greenbrier counties (WV) and Bath County (in VA). Name Origin: For Indian princess Pocahontas (1595?-1617), daughter of Chief Powhatan (1550?-1618), whom she convinced to spare the life of VA colonist John Smith (c.1580-1631)

Area (sq mi):: 941.85 (land 940.29; water 1.56) Population per square mile: 9.40
Population 2005: 8,851 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.10%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 9,131 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 41.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,384; median household $26,401; Population below poverty level: 17.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,144-$22,808
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Pocahontas County, Iowa

99 Court Sq County Courthouse
Pocahontas, IA 50574
Phone: (712) 335-4208
Fax: (712) 335-5045

In north-central IA, northwest of Fort Dodge; established Jan 15, 1851 from Humboldt and Greene counties. Name Origin: For Pocahontas (Matoaka c. 1595-1617), daughter of chief Powhatan, who prevented the execution of Capt. John Smith (c. 1580-1631)

Area (sq mi):: 579.13 (land 577.70; water 1.42) Population per square mile: 13.70
Population 2005: 7,930 State rank: 87 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.50%; 1990-2000 -9.10% Population 2000: 8,662 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 42.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,006; median household $33,362; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,172-$23,790
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Marlinton, WV, May 25, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Charles Town attorney/mediator Brenda Waugh will travel to Dunmore, West Virginia on Thursday to present a scholarship to a graduating senior from Pocahontas County High School.
(NYSE: FE), is installing new automated switching equipment on a 47-mile, 69,000 volt transmission line serving around 6,000 customers in the Marlinton and Snowshoe Mountain Resort areas of Pocahontas County.
Dawn Baldwin owns and operates Brightside Acres, a small organic farm on a mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Sharp was born in 1907 to Odessa Jordan Sharp and Aaron Sharp on a small farm in Frost in Pocahontas County, where four generations of Sharps were raised.
"Everything else is bums Assorted lost souls." The gritty Deucey makes himself felt with remarks like, "This ain't the 4-H Club pony rides at the Pocahontas County Fair," and Jim Dale's repulsiveness oozes out in his "fatty" voice, sounding like "masculine gravy with metal shavings." When Maggie groomed Little Spinoza, "his dapples came up like a god's golden fingerprints," and he "just bent into it like a ballerina in a pas de deux." Ms.
1993 from six different sites from the range of 38.2[degrees]-38.3[degrees]N and 79.6[degrees]-80.1[degrees]W in Pocahontas County. Specimens from low elevations (below 380 m) were captured and preserved Mar.
Westphal was born June 16, 1904, in rural Pocahontas County. He graduated from Western Union College in Le Mars and then earned his master's in theology at Boston College.
The winners of the National Award for Library Service are Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman, Mont.; Free Library of Philadelphia; and Pocahontas County Free Library in Marlinton, W.Va.
If a hot story breaks in Romney or Harrisville or Pocahontas County, a bigger newspaper or TV station may swoop in and maybe even dazzle the local sheriff's deputies into giving them a scoop.
The radio telescopes of Pocahontas County hum like giant refrigerators as they point their faces above the white pine, red maple, and oak forest of West Virginia.