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Wade Hampton Census Area

Wade Hampton Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,459. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Hooper Bay, on the Bering Sea coast.

The area was defined and named in 1913 for Wade Hampton III, an American Civil War soldier, Governor and United States Senator from the state of South Carolina. Judge John Randolph Tucker, appointed by President Woodrow Wilson that year, named the area in honor of his wife's father, Hampton, who had died a decade earlier.




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