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Is the smallest county in the state of West Virginia, and the farthest north, being at the tip of the Northern Panhandle. We were created from Brooke County in 1848, and named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
We are made up of the incorporated communities of Chester, New Cumberland and the City of Weirton. As well as the unincorporated communities of Chestnut Hill, Congo, Fairhaven, Kings Creek, Lawrenceville, Lennyville, Moscow, New Manchester, Newell and Sun Valley.
Please explore our site, which we hope you will find to be a useful tool in bringing our community closer while promoting the best of our wonderful county.
Hancock County Courthouse Edgewater RV Park, Newell, WV Jennings Randolph Bridge Newell Toll Bridge Union Soldier Monument New Cumberland World's Largest teapot Magic Tree Community Garden Magic Tree Community Garden Hancock County Museum George Hines park New Cumberland River Pavilion Laurel Hollow Park Laurel Hollow Park New Cumberland History Marker New Cumberland River Pavilion Brickyard Bend History Marker Steelworkers Memorial Peter Tarr Furnace Brooke Hancock Veterans Memorial Park Brooke Hancock Veterans Memorial Park Brooke Hancock Veterans Memorial Park Brooke Hancock Veterans Memorial Park Brooke Hancock Veterans Memorial Park