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Welcome to Tazewell ...

The pronunciation of Tazewell: TAZZ-well<1>

The town of Tazewell is located in Tazewell County and is the County Seat for Tazewell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Tazewell has a population of 4,240 people<2> (see below for details).

Tazewell is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Tazewell is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Tazewell lies within the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tazewell had a population of 4,627 people (which is 10.26% of the total population of Tazewell County). This makes Tazewell the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Tazewell represents 0.06% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,627 people, the population of Tazewell increased 10.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,206 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Tazewell had an population of 4,240 people. This is a decrease of 8.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.81% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Tazewell ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Tazewell and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Bluefield   [Map]   4,714   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,025   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marion   [Map]   5,659   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pocahontas   [Map]   362   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richlands   [Map]   5,325   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Anawalt (WV)   [Map]   189   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Tazewell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Tazewell: This one is located in Tazewell County and the other is located in Mecklenburg County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 5 communities that are also named Tazewell - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas.

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

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 Tazewell. 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 Tazewell. 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 Tazewell.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Tazewell:

Websites for Tazewell ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tazewell ...

Looking for more information about Tazewell? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tazewell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tazewell.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning 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) Tazewell. 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tazewell.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tazewell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Tazewell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tazewell) 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 Tazewell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tazewell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tazewell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1264, Longitude: -81.5153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tazewell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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