Town of Bluefield
As you cross the Virginia/West Virginia state line entering Tazewell County at Bluefield, your first stop should be our Visitors Center located at 200 Sanders Lane off Routes 19/460. The Visitors Center, once the “Rosie Trigg
Cottage,” is on the property of the Sanders House, a late 19th century home which was the centerpiece of a 3,000 acre farm. The Visitors Center supplies tourism information for Tazewell County, southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia. It also offers traditional mountain crafts by local artisans.
The Sanders House Center serves as a Museum and exhibits the coal, railroad and agriculture heritage of the area.
Bluefield, Virginia is “ Virginia’s Tallest Town” and stands 3,800 feet above sea level. It’s the largest town in the county and dates to the early 1860’s under the name of Graham. In a historical “marriage” on July 12, 1924, featuring a Virginia “bride” and West Virginia “groom,” the name was changed from Graham to Bluefield, uniting it with Bluefield, West Virginia. The name “ Bluefield” was inspired by native bluegrass and a species of chicory that sports a bright blue flower.
Bluefield is home to the Bluefield Orioles Triple A baseball team and Bluefield College.
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