Bluefield, VA, the largest town in Tazewell County and
recognized as "Virginia's Tallest Town," has an average elevation of about 2,700 feet. It is located at the base
of East River Mountain which rises to a height of approximately
3,800 feet. Dating back to the 1860's, it was originally named Pin Hook, later known as
Harman, and then when incorporated changed to Graham. Finally, on July
2, 1924 recognizing the importance of both growing communities on each side of
the state line, the name was changed again to Bluefield. Some
of our nearby attractions within Tazewell County include scenic Burke's Garden, known as "God's
Thumbprint," the unique Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Coal Heritage Museum,
and lovely Historic Crab Orchard Museum of early pioneer life.
The town of Bluefield, VA and neighboring city of Bluefield, WV comprise
our community of the Bluefields.