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Tazewell is a town in Tazewell County, in the Bluefield metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sen. Henry Tazewell.

The latitude of Tazewell is 37.114N. The longitude is -81.519W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,503 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,115.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,510
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tazewell demographic reports
Tazewell is on the Clinch River.
Former and merged names include:
· Tazewell Court House
· Jeffersonville
The first settlers arrived at the end of the 18th century.

The community incorporated in 1870.

The railroad arrived in the 1880s, greatly expanding business opportunities, which consisted of agriculture and coal.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kathryn Harrold, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Main Street Heritage Festival - July 28, 2007
  • Tazewell County Fair - July 31-Aug. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tazewell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cavitt's Creek Park
Historic sites and museums: Higginbotham House Museum, Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tazewell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tazewell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24651 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Tazewell residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tazewell ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tazewell was $15,468, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Tazewell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tazewell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $294.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $662.


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Libraries in Tazewell include Tazewell County Public Library - Main Library ... View libraries

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Tazewell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tazewell political report.

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The average commute time for Tazewell workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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