Glen Dale, West Virginia

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Glen Dale, West Virginia
Town
Official seal of Glen Dale, West Virginia
Seal
Motto: Montani Semper Liberi
Location of Glen Dale, West Virginia
Location of Glen Dale, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°56′55″N 80°45′18″W / 39.94861°N 80.75500°W / 39.94861; -80.75500Coordinates: 39°56′55″N 80°45′18″W / 39.94861°N 80.75500°W / 39.94861; -80.75500
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Marshall
Area[1]
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,526
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,501
 • Density 1,795.3/sq mi (693.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26038
Area code(s) 304/681
FIPS code 54-31492[4]
GNIS feature ID 1560592[5]

Glen Dale is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,526 at the 2010 census. Glen Dale was incorporated in 1924.

Geography[edit]

Glen Dale is located at 39°56′55″N 80°45′18″W / 39.94861°N 80.75500°W / 39.94861; -80.75500 (39.948594, -80.754922).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), of which 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,526 people, 688 households and 475 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,795.3 inhabitants per square mile (693.2 /km2). There were 745 housing units at an average density of 876.5 per square mile (338.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 688 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the city was 50 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,552 people, 697 households and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,940.8 per square mile (749.0/km²). There were 757 housing units at an average density of 946.6 per square mile (365.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.65% White, 1.96% African American, 0.32% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 697 households of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $49,306. Males had a median income of $40,352 versus $25,588 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,409. About 5.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Samuel Cockayne (1768–1854) migrated from the east and settled on the land that now comprises Glen Dale in 1798. The Cockayne family operated a large farm, which was inherited by Samuel's sons, Benjamin Bennett Cockayne (1805–1875) and Vincent Lowe Cockayne (1807–1886), on his death in 1854. Benjamin Bennett Cockayne, known by Bennett, built the farmhouse in 1850.

Ownership of the farmhouse and the surrounding farmland passed down through the direct bloodline of Bennett Cockayne, who married Sarah Price (1809–1884) in 1826. Samuel Andrew Jackson Cockayne (1841–1904), son of Bennett and Sarah (Price) Cockayne, was the next member of the family to inherit the farm. Samuel Andrew Jackson Cockayne married Hannah Jane Alexander (1840–1917) in 1863. Samuel A. J. Cockayne raised American Merino sheep on the farm during his tenure as owner and made it internationally known for its production of Merino wool. Hannah Jane (Alexander) Cockayne gave the name "Glen Dale Farm" to the Cockayne Farmstead, and it is from the name of the farm that the city of Glen Dale derived its name.

Samuel Alexander Cockayne (1874–1953), son of Samuel A. J. Cockayne and Hannah Jane (Alexander) Cockayne, inherited the farm on his mother's death in 1917. He married Beulah Smith (1881–1945) in 1919, and they had two sons - Samuel Andrew Jackson Cockayne (1921–2001) and John Bennett Cockayne (1923–1996). Ownership of the farmstead passed to Samuel A. J. Cockayne on his father's death in 1953. Samuel A. J. Cockayne, who served in the South Pacific with the US Army during World War II, continued to farm the land until 1967 when most of the farmland was sold for the construction of nearby John Marshall High School. Samuel A. J. Cockayne lived the rest of his life unmarried in the farmhouse until his death in 2001. In his will, he bequeathed the farmhouse and its contents to the City of Glen Dale. The city leased the property to the Marshall County Historical Society, who undertook a major restoration project in an effort to preserve the farmhouse, its contents and the remaining land that comprises the farmstead.

The toy company Marx, was in Glen Dale from 1934 until 1979.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Glen Dale is the home town of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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