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Welcome to Pocahontas ...

The town of Pocahontas is located in Tazewell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pocahontas has a population of 351 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pocahontas.

Pocahontas is 2,510 feet [765 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Pocahontas is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Pocahontas lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pocahontas is located in the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Pocahontas: 24635<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pocahontas had an population of 351 people. This is a decrease of 9.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pocahontas had a population of 389 people. This makes Pocahontas the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 389 people, the population of Pocahontas decreased 11.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 441 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pocahontas.

Communities Also Named Pocahontas ...

While we believe that this Pocahontas is located in Tazewell County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Pocahontas. Those communities are located in the following counties: Chesterfield and Petersburg City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 13 communities that are also named Pocahontas - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pocahontas.

Communities near Pocahontas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pocahontas.

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Pocahontas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Pocahontas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Pocahontas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
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    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Pocahontas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Welch [McDowell County]
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      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Pocahontas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<6>
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Pocahontas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Pocahontas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Pocahontas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Pocahontas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Northfork [McDowell County]
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      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Pocahontas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pocahontas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pocahontas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pocahontas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pocahontas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pocahontas. See our Newspapers Page for Pocahontas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pocahontas ...

Looking for more information about Pocahontas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Pocahontas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pocahontas.

Adding Pocahontas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pocahontas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pocahontas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Pocahontas on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pocahontas on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pocahontas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Tazewell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pocahontas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pocahontas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Pocahontas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pocahontas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pocahontas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pocahontas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PocahontasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3060, Longitude: -81.3394    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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