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Welcome to Tazewell ...

The town of Tazewell is located in Tazewell County<1> and is the County Seat for Tazewell County.

The location of Tazewell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Tazewell: TAZZ-well<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tazewell has a population of 4,141 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Tazewell is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<5> 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

The area code for Tazewell: (276)

Websites for Tazewell ...

Official Website: www.townoftazewell.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tazewell had an population of 4,141 people. This is a decrease of 10.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.55% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 4,206 people).

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

Adding Tazewell to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Tazewell elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

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.

Communities near Tazewell ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Tazewell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Marion [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Tazewell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<7>
  • Richlands [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
    • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Tazewell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,234 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<7>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Tazewell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
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      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Tazewell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<7>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Tazewell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Tazewell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Tazewell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Tazewell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<7>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Tazewell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt

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 Tazewell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tazewell.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tazewell.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Tazewell County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tazewell: www.townoftazewell.org/

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>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tazewell.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tazewell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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       In this case, the coordinates for Tazewell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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