Near Pocahontas in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number XP-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 13, 1884.
Location. 37° 18.6′ N, 81° 20.095′ W. Marker is near Pocahontas, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocahontas VA 24635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); Abb’s Valley (a few steps from this marker); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away in West Virginia); Town of Pocahontas Commercial District (approx. half a mile away); Pocahontas Mine No. 1 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bramwell (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); The Coal Barons (approx. 1.6 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocahontas.
Also see . . . A History of Pocahontas Cemetery. “One resident relates, ‘I can remember as a child that hardly a Sunday passed that many of the town people met at the cemetery to discuss the happenings of the week past. There was a storm shelter on top of the hill with a cement walk leading to the building. Along the pathways there were iron benches for resting while you talked with other visitors in the cemetery. I also remember the neatly kept fish ponds with beautiful gold fish.’ The cemetery was a good place to take pictures (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 329 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.