Pocahontas Historic District

Pocahontas Historic District is a national historic district located at Pocahontas in the Pocahontas coalfield, Tazewell County, Virginia. It is near Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine, a U.S. National Historic Landmark which was Mine No. 1 of the Pocahontas coalfield. The district encompasses 17 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in the town of Pocahontas. Notable buildings include the City Hall (1895), the stone Episcopal Methodist Church, Catholic Church, the old brick medical dispensary, a Synagogue, the first millinery shop in the coalfields (now the Emma Yates Memorial Library) and a Masonic Hall.[3]

Pocahontas Historic District
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Pocahontas Historic District is located in Virginia
Pocahontas Historic District
Pocahontas Historic District is located in the United States
Pocahontas Historic District
LocationCorporate boundaries of Pocahontas including cemetery, Pocahontas, Virginia
Coordinates37°18′28″N 81°20′34″W / 37.30778°N 81.34278°W / 37.30778; -81.34278Coordinates: 37°18′28″N 81°20′34″W / 37.30778°N 81.34278°W / 37.30778; -81.34278
Area380 acres (150 ha)
Built1881 (1881)
ArchitectSouthwest Virginia Improvement Co.
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference No.72001418[1]
VLR No.092-0011
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 3, 1972
Designated VLRMarch 17, 1972[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (March 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Pocahontas Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map