Tazewell County

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Tazewell County, one of the gems of Southwest Virginia, lies within a couple hours' drive of four state lines in this unique corner of the Commonwealth. There are five incorporated towns in Tazewell County, each one unique in its history and in the contributions of its citizens. Tazewell, formerly known as Jeffersonville, is the county seat and political center of the county; Bluefield, once called Graham, shares its name with its sister city in West Virginia. Richlands was once destined to become the "Pittsburgh of the South"; Cedar Bluff lies in a uniquely beautiful setting on the banks of the Clinch River; and Pocahontas, center of the famous Pocahontas Coalfields, is potentially the "Coalfield Williamsburg" of Southwest Virginia. As readers review these photographs of Tazewell County's growth and development in this historical collection, it will stir within them many memories of the great people and places that have made Tazewell County such a unique Virginia treasure.
ISBN: 9780738542201
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Louise B. Leslie and Dr. Terry W. Mullins have compiled approximately 200 vintage images for an engaging volume on this picturesque county. Ms. Leslie is a Tazewell native, the author of four books, and a retired editor of the Clinch Valley News. She writes a monthly newspaper column entitled “My Main Street.” Dr. Mullins was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, and graduated from Tazewell High School. He is a founding member, former president, and current vice president of the Tazewell County Historical Society.
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