This mountainous county is named for William J. Dickenson, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from Russell County in 1880 when the county was formed from Russell, Wise, and Buchanan Counties. The first permanent European settlements were established in the county during the early 19th century. Breaks Interstate Park is located near Breaks and includes a portion of Kentucky. The park was formed by a joint action of both state legislatures in 1954 and has a deep gorge shaped for centuries by the Russell Fork River. Clintwood is the county seat.
Geographic Location: Dickenson County
Physical Description of Location: Pound, VA 24279. Located on Clintwood Hwy (Rt. 83), 3.25 miles east of the junction of Clintwood Hwy (Rt. 83) and Indian Creek Road (Hwy 23). Marker is on the right when traveling east on Clintwood Hwy (Rt. 83).
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