Place:Tazewell, Virginia, United States

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Tazewell County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,078. Its county seat is Tazewell.

Tazewell County is part of the Bluefield, West Virginia-Virginia micropolitan area.

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History

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Before the arrival of pioneers, Tazewell County was a hunting ground for Native Americans. Although rare in the eastern United States, there are petroglyphs near the summit of Paintlick Mountain.

In the spring of 1771, Thomas and John Witten established the first permanent settlement in Tazewell County at Crab Orchard.

Tazewell County was created on December 20, 1799. The land for the county was taken from portions of Wythe and Russell counties. It was named after Henry Tazewell, a United States Senator from Virginia, state legislator and judge. Delegate Littleton Waller Tazewell originally opposed the formation of the new county but when Simon Cotterel, who drew up the bill to form the county, changed the originally proposed name of the county to Tazewell's namesake, in honor of his father Henry who had died months earlier, the bill passed.

Later, the town of Jeffersonville was renamed Tazewell and became the county seat.

Paramount's 1994 film Lassie was filmed here.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1800 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

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Census Year Population
1800 2,127
1810 3,007
1820 3,916
1830 5,749
1840 6,290
1850 9,942
1860 9,920
1870 10,791
1880 12,861
1890 19,899
1900 23,384
1910 24,946
1920 27,840
1930 32,477
1940 41,607
1950 47,512
1960 44,791
1970 39,816
1980 50,511
1990 45,960

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