Pocahontas in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number XP 5.)
Location. 37° 18.592′ N, 81° 20.087′ W. Marker is in Pocahontas, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on County Route 644 just west of Virginia Route 102, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocahontas VA 24635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); Pocahontas Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away in West Virginia); Bramwell (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia); Pinnacle Rock (approx. 2.4 miles away in West Virginia); The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park (approx. 2.5 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocahontas.
More about this marker. Until recent times, Virginia historical markers were only erected on primary roads. When this marker was erected, this roadway was Virginia Route 85, today’s Route 102, that extended down this roadway into Pocahontas. (Route 102 now ends at the intersection a few hundred feet from this marker.) That is why this marker is not located “five miles southwest” in the valley itself.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,882 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 2. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.