Pocahontas

Pocahontas (HMJK)

Location: Pocahontas, VA 24635 Tazewell County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.595', W 81° 20.091'

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This region was visited by the explorer, Dr. Thomas Walker, in 1750. Following a report by Captain I. A. Welch in 1873, the first coal mine was opened here in 1882. Shipment of coal followed in 1883, when the Norfolk and Western Railroad reached this point from Radford. First known as "Powell's Bottom," the town was incorporated in 1884 and named for the Indian princess Pocahontas.
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HM NumberHMJK
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Marker NumberXP 4
Year Placed1947
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 470327 N 4129305
Decimal Degrees37.30991667, -81.33485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.595', W 81° 20.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 35.70" N, 81° 20' 5.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 628-662 State Rte 644, Pocahontas VA 24635, US
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