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

Bluefield Virginia

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. Bluefield Virginia Marker
Inscription. 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 Graham of Philadelphia. The town was reincorporated and the name changed to Bluefield, 1924, to conform to its sister city.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number X-15.)
 
Location. 37° 14.823′ N, 81° 18.318′ W. Marker is in Bluefield, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 19) west of Henderson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield VA 24605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Falls Mills (approx. 2 miles away); Tazewell County Va./West Virginia (approx. 2.7 miles away); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 3.2 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield College (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named West Virginia / Mercer County (approx.
Bluefield Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Bluefield Virginia Marker
3.9 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield State College (approx. 4 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield State Teacher’s College (approx. 4 miles away in West Virginia); Town of Pocahontas Commercial District (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluefield.
 
Regarding Bluefield Virginia. The sister city mentioned on the marker is Bluefield West Virginia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 144 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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