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  • your personal property taxes must be paid and your car must be registered in The Town of Pocahontas.
  • Car decals are due my APRIL 15TH 2016. The cost of the deal is $10 dollars.
  • 33rd Indian run changed from may 7 2016 to June 4th 2016. For more information please call 276-945-9522
  • The Grand opening of the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Mine Safety Day, Presented by the Virginia Department of Mines and Minerals is on April 29, 2016
  • The deadline for real estate and personal property tax was December 31st. Please call town Town hall if you need a copy of your Tax statement

Town of Pocahontas, VA

Welcome to Town of Pocahontas
Historical Coal Mining Town / Atv Friendly

Pocahontas is a town in Tazewell County, Virginia, named for the Algonquian Indian woman Pocahontas. The population was 389 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578. Pocahontas was the location of the start of this region’s coal boom with a spur line that launched the Norfolk and Western Railroad (now Norfolk Southern) into national prominence during the 1880s. The large two-state coal region bears the town’s name. Pocahontas was also the birthplace of jazz pianist Teddy Weatherford.

Pocahontas, Virginia, a different location outside of Tazewell County, was added to Petersburg, Virginia in 1785.


The Town of Pocahontas owns and operates the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum, a National Historic Landmark and Virginia’s official “coal heritage zone.”  Read more…