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Doddridge County

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Named for Philip Doddridge, U.S. congressman from Virginia, this county was created in 1845. According to the 1860 census, it had a population of 5,203. In 1900, thanks to growth fueled by the oil and natural gas boom, Doddridge County had a population of 13,689. With little exception, subsequent counts have declined. The 2000 figure was 7,403. The topography is almost universally hilly, and the county is almost entirely rural.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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