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Tucker County

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Tucker County
Cheat River Valley in western Tucker County
Falls of the Blackwater near Davis, WV

Tucker County was formed in 1856 from Randolph County and named for Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848) an eminent jurist and statesman of Virginia. The first county seat of Tucker County was St. George. First permanent white settlers in the area were Thomas and John Parons, two brothers who came from the South Branch of the Potomac and settled about 1772 at Holly Meadows on the Cheat River.

County Seat: Parsons, WV
Population: 7,321 (2000 Census)
Tucker County Profile

Lodging: Tucker County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Hambleton, WV
Henricks, WV
Parsons, WV
St. George, WV
Thomas, WV

State Parks

Blackwater Falls State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Fairfax Stone State Park

See Also

Fairfax Stone
Battle of Corrick's Ford


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 50 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 37 (Degrees F) -- Low 17 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 82 (Degrees F) -- Low 59 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.48 inches -- July: 5.36 (inches) -- Annual: 51.4 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

60 - 130 inches

Tucker County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


History of Tucker County, West Virginia -- Published 1884.

West Virginia Geological Survey: Tucker County