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Welcome to Pocahontas ...

The town of Pocahontas is located in Tazewell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Pocahontas has a population of 362 people<1> (see below for details).

Pocahontas is 2,510 feet [765 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude 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<3>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 441 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Pocahontas had an population of 362 people. This is a decrease of 6.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.91% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Pocahontas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Bluefield   [Map]   4,714   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tazewell   [Map]   4,240   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Athens (WV)   [Map]   921   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bluefield (WV)   [Map]   9,869   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gary (WV)   [Map]   827   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mullens (WV)   [Map]   1,369   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pocahontas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pocahontas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Pocahontas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Pocahontas. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pocahontas.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pocahontas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Pocahontas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pocahontas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pocahontas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3060, Longitude: -81.3394     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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