Town of Pocahontas Commercial District

Town of Pocahontas Commercial District (HM1ZD9)

Location: Bluefield, VA 24605 Tazewell County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.267', W 81° 20.395'

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The Southwest Virginia Improvement Company
first developed a town at Pocahontas in 1881-82
to house its workers and support its mining
efforts. The commercial district lay along Centre
and St. Clair Streets. The 1884 Company Store,
the first and largest of its kind in the region.
was its centerpiece. To foster the growth of
the town, the company sold lots to competing
entrepreneurs, many of whom were Jewish
immigrants, who established drugstores, saloons,
and general stores. Many buildings bore elaborate
iron-front facades attesting to the importance
of the coal mining industry. Most development
stopped by the 1920s, as the coal mining boom that
had driven growth slipped into a slow decline.
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HM NumberHM1ZD9
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 469876 N 4128701
Decimal Degrees37.30445000, -81.33991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.267', W 81° 20.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 16.02" N, 81° 20' 23.7" W
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Centre St, Bluefield VA 24605, US
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