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Dickenson County, Virginia

Dickenson County Education, Geography, and History

County Seat: Clintwood
Year Organized: 1880
Square Miles: 333
Court House:

P.O. Box 1098
County Courthouse
Clintwood, VA 24228-1098

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Dickenson is named for Virginia state legislator William J. Dickenson.


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County History

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

Neighboring Counties:

  • Buchanan County, Virginia - northeast
  • Russell County, Virginia - southeast
  • Wise County, Virginia - southwest
  • Pike County, Kentucky - northwest


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