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Tazewell in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tazewell

 
 
Tazewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Tazewell Marker
Inscription. The town was laid off as the county seat, in 1800, when Tazewell County was formed, on land given by William Peery and Samuel Ferguson. First known as Jeffersonville, the name was changed to Tazewell, for Senator Henry Tazewell. Averell was here in May, 1864, and the town was occupied in other raids. It was incorporated in 1866.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number X-11.)
 
Location. 37° 6.879′ N, 81° 31.539′ W. Marker is in Tazewell, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on West Main Street (Business U.S. 19) just west of Annex Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 W Main St, Tazewell VA 24651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian-Settler Conflicts (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Wynne’s Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 2.5 miles away); Big Crab Orchard Or Witten’s Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pisgah United Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride
Tazewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Tazewell Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Burke’s Garden (approx. 3.4 miles away); Roark’s Gap Incident (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tazewell.
 
Also see . . .  Town of Tazewell — History. “In 1892 the first street cars were used in the town. The original trolley was pulled by a horse or a mule until upgraded to electrical cars in 1904. The Town of Tazewell was noted, at that time, as the smallest town in America with an electric street car.” (Submitted on November 15, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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