Appalachia Commercial Historic District

The Appalachia Commercial Historic District comprises the commercial core of the Town of Appalachia, historically the primary shopping and entertainment hub for residents of surrounding coal camp communities of Wise […]

Big Stone Gap Historic District

Wise County’s Big Stone Gap Historic District is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia. The “Big Stone Gap” refers to the broadening of the Powell River Valley between […]

St. Paul Historic District

The St. Paul Historic District is an excellent example of the small commercial towns that developed in Wise County and surrounding areas of Southwest Virginia in conjunction with the growth […]

Sunnydale Farm

Established in Wise County circa 1846, Sunnydale Farm comprises historic domestic, agricultural, industrial, and funerary resources associated with the Branham and Kelly families. It is also important for its association […]

Tacoma School

Tacoma School was based on Plan No. 4 of Barrett and Thompson’s plans for North Carolina schoolhouses. Built in the coal-rich area of Wise County in 1922, the school is […]

Stonega Historic District

The Stonega Historic District recognizes one of the earliest and most long-lived of the coal company towns in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. The town, founded in 1896, was constructed […]

Derby Historic District

The Derby Historic District is in a coal company town in Wise County, built along the narrow bottomland of Preacher Creek four miles north of the corporate headquarters and supply […]

Virginia City Church

Erected circa 1895 by coal-camp residents and miners, the Virginia City Church, alone on a hillside in Wise County, is the only surviving structure from the once bustling mining community […]

E. M. Fulton House

Constructed 1905-06 by E. M. Fulton, the eighth Commonwealth Attorney of Wise County and a community leader, the Fulton House is a prominent historic landmark at the center of the […]