Hancock County / Brooke County

Hancock County / Brooke County (HMTMK)

Location: Weirton, WV 26062 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 23.885', W 80° 35.512'

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Side A:
Hancock County
Formed in 1848 from Brooke. Named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Iron furnaces established in this county as early as 1794 made the cannon balls that Commodore Perry used in Battle of Lake Erie.

Side B:
Brooke County
Formed in 1797 from Ohio County, Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Culture and History
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 534635 N 4472022
Decimal Degrees40.39808333, -80.59186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.885', W 80° 35.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 53.10" N, 80° 35' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3627-3665 Main St, Weirton WV 26062, US
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