Hancock County



New Cumberland

Briefly the county seat, 1850-52, the town permanently replaced New Manchester in 1881.

Population 2010 Census: 1,103
Median Age: 47.3 years

Courthouse: Completed 1920
Architect: Richard M. Bates

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Formed: 1848
Named: For John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
County Seat: New Cumberland
Land in Square Miles: 82.61
Population 2010 Census: 30,676
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 371.3

Primary Sources Online
Yellow Creek Massacre
Destruction of Old Mill at Rock Spring Park
1960 Presidential Campaign in Hancock County

Weirton Steel strike, 1933   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Great Meeting in Hancock, 1862
The Hancock County Meeting, 1863
Glorious New State Meeting of the Citizens of Brooke and Hancock Counties, 1863
Proceedings of the Hancock County Convention, 1863
A Row Up in Hancock, 1863
The Hancock Militia, 1863
Congressional Campaign opened in Hancock, 1863
Hancock County Convention, 1863
War Meeting in Hancock, 1863
Proceedings in Hancock in Relation to the National Bereavement, 1865
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2A
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2B
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 6
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 11
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 13
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 15
Hancock County Union Militia Letters, Folder 16
Biographical Sketch of John H. Atkinson
Biographical Sketch of William L. Crawford

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Hancock County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Hancock County Legislators

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Angelo Canei
Russell Samuel Hayes
Edmond David Stewart Jr.



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History