Pocahontas Cemetery

Pocahontas Cemetery (HM1PAT)

Location: Pocahontas, VA 24635 Tazewell County
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N 37° 18.6', W 81° 20.095'

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Pocahontas Cemetery was created after the 13
Mar. 1884 explosion in the Pocahontas East Mine
that claimed the lives of at least 14 miners.
Not until a month later were bodies recovered
from the mine and buried together in what
became the town's first cemetery. Later interments, often grouped by ethnic and religious
heritage, reflect the rich diversity of the
Pocahontas community. Some
gravestones bear
inscriptions in Hungarian, Italian, and
Russian, while others display the symbols of
the Russian Orthodox faith. The broad array
of European inspired funerary art at the
Pocahontas Cemetery is one of the best in the state.
Marker NumberXP-7
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 470321 N 4129315
Decimal Degrees37.31000000, -81.33491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.6', W 81° 20.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 36" N, 81° 20' 5.7" W
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Area Code(s)276
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near State Rte 644, Pocahontas VA 24635, US
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