Tazewell County was formed from Wythe and Russell Counties in 1799, and parts of Logan (now in West Virginia), Russell, Wythe, and Washington Counties were added later. Named for Henry Tazewell (1753-1799) who served as United States Senator for Virginia from 1794 to 1799, the county features Burke's Garden, a topographically unique elongated basin rimmed entirely by the Garden Mountain. Named after colonial surveyor James Burke, Burke's Garden is one of the most productive grazing areas in Southwest Virginia. Tazewell is the county seat.
Geographic Location: Buchanan County
Physical Description of Location: Richlands, VA 24641. Located on George C. Parry Hwy (Hwy 460), 1.5 miles southeast of the junction of George C. Parry Hwy (Hwy 460) and State Route 727. Marker is on the left when traveling southeast on George C. Parry Hwy (Hwy 460).
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