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Tazewell, Virginia
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The location of Tazewell

Welcome to Tazewell ...

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

The location of Tazewell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Tazewell: TAZZ-well<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Tazewell has a population of 4,194 people<3> (see below for details).

Tazewell is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<4> 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 is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tazewell had a population of 4,627 people (or 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 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 2018 Census Estimates, Tazewell had an population of 4,194 people. This is a decrease of 9.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.29% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Tazewell ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tazewell. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Communities near Tazewell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Bluefield   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Tazewell

Located in Mercer County (WV)

Marion   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the South (S) of Tazewell

Located in Smyth County

Richlands   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the West (W) of Tazewell

Bluefield   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Tazewell

Cedar Bluff   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the West (W) of Tazewell

Gary   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Tazewell

Located in McDowell County (WV)

War   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Tazewell

Located in McDowell County (WV)

Pocahontas   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Tazewell

Bramwell   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Tazewell

Located in Mercer County (WV)

Anawalt   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Tazewell

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Tazewell County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tazewell:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Tazewell. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tazewell.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tazewell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Tazewell) 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 Tazewell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 we use 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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