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Dickenson County Veterans Memorial - More Info
Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone: (276) 926-1630
Dickenson County Military Veteran’s Memorials.
Dickenson County has several memorials to honor the soldiers who have died in combat. A Vietnam memorial, Korean War Memorial, as well as memorials for World War I and World War II are located on the Dickenson County Courthouse Grounds. Also on site is a memorial for Dickenson County’s only known Revolutionary War soldier, John Mullins. Another memorial located just outside Clintwood, honors the soldiers who fought in the Civil War at the Cranesnet Battlefield.
An online Dickenson County Military Veteran’s Memorial has been setup to further honor the soldiers’ memories. The website address is http://www.dickenson411.com/veterans/military_memorial.html.
All memorials are public land, and are open all year.
McClanahan Cemetery - More Info
Rt. 83 North of Grundy 6 miles
Grundy, VA 24614
Phone: (276) 935-6508
Opposite Church of God on North Rt. 83, up on hillside. Site of 3 Confederate Soldiers, related by marriage. Hours: Daylight only
Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park - More Info
Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: (276) 988-6755
Crab Orchard Museum preserves the cultural heritage of the Appalachian Region with exhibits on the 500 year-old Native American Village discovered on site, Pioneer Life, and military conflicts, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
See the animals of Southwest Virginia, such as the turkey, black bear, and Bald Eagle, along with the infamous "varmint," a coyote credited with killing 410 sheep in the 1950s. Look for prehistoric fossils, colonial maps, coal mining and farm tools too.
Fourteen log cabins from the 1800s show what daily life was once like in the "wild, wild west." Horse-drawn carriages, hearse, McCormick farm equipment and Model T are featured in the Red Barn.
Gift Shop sells hand-made crafts, old-fashioned toys, distinctive books, snacks and souvenirs.