Welcome to Hancock County West Virginia
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Hancock County
is the smallest county in the state, and the farthest north, being at the tip of the state's Northern Panhandle. It was created from Brooke County in 1848, and named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Its county seat is New Cumberland.

Incorporated Communities
* City of Chester * City of New Cumberland
* City of Weirton (most of the city)


Unincorporated Communities
* Chestnut Hill * Congo * Fairhaven * Kings Creek * Lawrenceville * Lennyville * Moscow * New Manchester * Newell * Sun Valley



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Washington County,
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Jefferson County,
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