Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Locator map for Flat Gap, Wise Co.

(Map by Dominic Bascone, DHR)

Located in a mountainous region near the southwestern corner of Virginia, Flat Gap is a tiny community surrounded by coal mines. Today, most of the coal extraction consists of surface mining operations. Heavily scarred mountaintops are commonplace in the area, but none are visible in the vicinity of the former Flat Gap High School, featured in the following slides.