visit Tazewell County's historic rural sites and small towns to
rediscover life the way it used to be: folksy, relaxed, safe, quiet,
County nurtures a special position in the majestic Appalachian
Mountains of southwest Virginia. The Nature Conservancy declared the
Clinch River Basin to be one of only twenty “Last Great Places” in the
world (1990), and this basin, supporting “…the world’s largest
collection of rare and endangered fresh water species,” begins in
Prior to the American Revolution, the Southwest
Virginia area was a fruitful and valued hunting ground for the Cherokee
Indian tribes,to the south, and the Shawnee tribes along the Ohio River.
The area's abundance of wild game, which was the source of frequent
skirmishes among these Indian tribes , also drew trappers from Eastern
Tazewell County, Virginia has a rich heritage with
beautiful scenery. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest
Virginia we are a vacation and sportsman's paradise.This Southwestern
Virginia County lies on the Alleghany Plateau and is characterized by
its mountainous terrain. A secondary continental divide separates the
watersheds to the New River Valley and the Tennessee River Valley.
immersed in nature's grandeur as you wander off the main roads, hike
along the Appalachian Trail, or enjoy a pioneering experience in a
reconstructed pioneer settlement and museum. Tazewell County offers many
activities for every age.