Located in the center of the Eastern Panhandle of the state, Berkeley County is generally credited with the first permanent settlement in the state. Bunker Hill was settled in the early 1730s.
In recent years the natural charm and beauty of the area has attracted industry and residents from other nearby states and the District of Columbia. The population of the county grew 28.1 percent between 1990 and 2000. In 2000, 75,905 people lived in the county.
Source: The 55 West Virginias: A guide to the State's Counties, by E. Lee North, Published by The West Virginia University Press.
Land in square miles: 321
Number of people per square mile: 236.4
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