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

Pocahontas Cemetery

 
 
Pocahontas Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Pocahontas Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Pocahontas Cemetery was created after the 13 Mar. 1884 explosion in the Pocahontas East Mine that claimed the lives of at least 14 miners. Not until a month later were bodies recovered from the mine and buried together in what became the town’s first cemetery. Later interments, often grouped by ethnic and religious heritage, reflect the rich diversity of the Pocahontas community. Some gravestones bear inscriptions in Hungarian, Italian, and Russian, while others display the symbols of the Russian Orthodox faith. The broad array of European inspired funerary art at the Pocahontas Cemetery is one of the best in the state.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number XP-7.)
 
Location. 37° 18.6′ N, 81° 20.095′ W. Marker is near Pocahontas, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Centre Street / Bramwell Road (County Route 644) and Falls Mills Road (Virginia Route 102), on the right when traveling west on Centre Street / Bramwell Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); Abb’s Valley
Three Markers Just Inside the Virginia State Line image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Three Markers Just Inside the Virginia State Line
(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); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 1.9 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 of courting couples. One man related that his father had proposed
Pocahontas Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. Pocahontas Cemetery and Marker
marriage to his mother in the cemetery, and he could remember how his parents described this beautiful park-like final resting place.” (Submitted on November 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
A Gravesite Monument near the Roadside image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
4. A Gravesite Monument near the Roadside
The inscription reads, “L L. Dean, died 1-12,1909, Age 20 yrs. C. J. Dean, died 10-17, 1912, age 18 years. An. Rememb Name”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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