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Tazewell County Va.
Area 531 Square Miles
Formed in 1799 from Russell and Wythe, and named for Henry Tazewell, United States Senator, 1794-1799. Beautiful Burk's Garden is in this county.
The place was first known as "Pin Hook." In 1883 the New River branch of the N. & W. Railroad was completed here and the first coal shipped from the Pocahontas mines. The town of Graham was incorporated in 1884 and named for Thomas Graha…
The Southwest Virginia Improvement Company
first developed a town at Pocahontas in 1881-82
to house its workers and support its mining
efforts. The commercial district lay along Centre
and St. Clair Streets. The 1884 Company Store,
the first …
Black Wolf and a group of Shawnee Indians
attacked militia captain James Moore's nearby
home on 14 July 1786 during a campaign to deter
white settlement of the Ohio Valley region
after the American Revolution. They killed
Moore, children Alex…
Erected to the memory of Captain James Moore, a soldier of the Revolution, having commanded a company at Cowpens, Guilford Court House, and Kings Mountain; killed by Indians July 14th, 1786.
To Martha Poague Moore and Jane Moore, wife and daugh…
Bluefield College was chartered in May 1920 as "an institution of learning for the instruction of boys and young men in the various branches of science, literature, philosophy, and the liberal and useful arts." With strong support from the Baptist…