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Virginia Counties The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are
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Dickenson County, Virginia
Dickenson County Education, Geography, and History
|County Seat: Clintwood
Year Organized: 1880
Square Miles: 333
P.O. Box 1098
Clintwood, VA 24228-1098
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Dickenson is named for Virginia state legislator William J. Dickenson.
Census Bureau Quick Facts
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
- Buchanan County, Virginia - northeast
- Russell County, Virginia - southeast
- Wise County, Virginia - southwest
- Pike County, Kentucky - northwest
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