Community Profile for Tazewell
Community Profile Description

Tazewell County nurtures a special position in the majestic Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. The county's 500+ square miles of hillsides and valleys, streams and rivers, meadows and forests form a largely agricultural land. Home to about 40,000 people, its towns bring you back to the feeling of safer, more relaxed times. It's a wonderful place to live, raise a family or to retire, and a great place to visit!

If you're looking for the joys of the great outdoors, your search is rewarded in Tazewell County. Plentiful fish leap from native trout streams, the Clinch River, and local lakes; hunting is bountiful. You'll find the ease, or challenge, the county has to offer in its versatile hiking and biking opportunities on country roads and through vast expanses of national forests.

Tazewell County is located in the southwestern portion of Virginia near major north-south (I-77) and east-west (I-81) interstates that put the county line within 500 miles of half the U.S. population. The county boasts an airport for private aircraft and is less than 30 minutes from the nearest commercial airport. Personal rail transportation is available by means of Amtrak which operates from Hinton, WV approximately 50 minutes from Bluefield.

Natural beauty contributes greatly to our quality of life and is visible everywhere you look. Burkes Garden, also called "God's Thumb Print", is a spectacular geological structure containing about 20,000 acres of farmland. The Appalachian Trail passes along one side of it and hunting, fishing, and biking opportunities abound all across the county.