Dickenson County Education, Geography, and History
Dickenson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 15,903.Dickenson County,
formed in 1880 from parts of Buchanan County, Russell County, and Wise County, is Virginia's youngest county. It was named for William J.
Dickenson, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from Russell County, 1859–1861, 1865–1867, and 1877-1882. Its county seat is
Etymology - Origin of Dickenson County Name
Dickenson is named for Virginia state legislator William J. Dickenson.
Dickinson County, Virginia formed from Buchanan, Russell, and Wise Counties.
Dickenson County was named for William J. Dickenson, delegate to the General Assembly from Russell County in 1880
when Dickenson was formed from Russell, Wise and Buchanan Counties. Its area is 355 square miles, and its county
seat is Clintwood
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 334 square miles (870 km2), of which 331 square miles (860 km2) is
land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.9%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
Buchanan County, Virginia - northeast
Russell County, Virginia - southeast
Wise County, Virginia - southwest
Pike County, Kentucky - northwest
Clintwood High School, Clintwood
Haysi High School, Haysi