Historic Districts

June Tolliver House & Folkart CenterBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Location adjacent to amphitheatre that stages the musical adaptation of John Fox Jr.’s novel, “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. At the turn of the century, the house was owned by the Duff family who also owned a hotel across the street. Legend has it that Fox’s novel was based on actual people living in the […]
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Pocahontas, Historical Mining TownPocahontas, Tazewell County

Pocahontas, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Virginia’s first coalfield boom town. Today, Pocahontas preserves its coal mining heritage. Visitors can tour the world’s first Exhibition Coal Mine, a National Historic Landmark and Virginia’s Official Coal Heritage Zone, and see spectacular 13 foot tall coal seams. Step into the Old Power House, […]
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Richlands Coal Miners’ MemorialRichlands, Tazewell County

The Coal Miners’ Memorial is a testament to the heritage of the Town of Richlands. Dedicated in 2003,the memorial is a tribute to the men/women who sacrificed all they had to make a living. The memorial sculptured by Maria Kirby-Smith depicts a miner exiting the mine. He’s covered in the toil of the day with […]
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Tazewell, Historic Town ofTazewell, Tazewell County

Before the pioneers arrived, Tazewell County was a hunting ground for Native Americans.  Tazewell County was created on December 20, 1799.  The land was taken from portions of Wythe and Russell Counties.  Tazewell was first named Jeffersonville after Thomas Jefferson who was named the third President that same year.  On February 29, 1892 the town […]
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