Tazewell Historic District

Tazewell (County)

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Tazewell Historic District contains residential, commercial, and government buildings that primarily date from about 1880 to 1930. The district encompasses most of the historic town boundaries of the Tazewell County seat of government and includes 145 buildings, 77 percent of which contribute to the historic character of the district. Houses and churches constructed before the arrival of the railroad in 1889 characteristically feature Greek Revival detailing. More elaborate Queen Anne-style dwellings were built in the 1890s. Commercial buildings along Main Street in the Tazewell Historic District include the Romanesque-style Bank of Clinch Valley, circa 1900, as well as parapeted law offices and stores.

The Tazewell Historic District boundary increased in 2016.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

South side of East Main Street - Photo credit: DHR, ca 1983

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