The Tazewell Historic District, located in the heart of the Tazewell County seat, was originally listed in 2001 and encompassed an area of 67 acres, containing two long downtown blocks of Main Street with a larger residential area to the north. This 2016 district boundary increase incorporates 11 additional buildings, mostly located along the north side of West Main Street. The area of expansion is contiguous to the original historic district and includes buildings that relate to the historic functions and architectural character of downtown Tazewell. The buildings, constructed between 1900 and 1950, were purpose-built for commercial, residential, and religious uses and reflect the downtown’s growth and the era’s popular styles. The Commercial architectural style, predominant in the downtown area, is represented in two former auto dealership buildings within the Tazewell Historic District expansion area.
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