Trammel, Virginia

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Trammel, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Trammel, Virginia is located in Virginia
Trammel, Virginia
Trammel, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°00′52″N 82°17′38″W / 37.01444°N 82.29389°W / 37.01444; -82.29389Coordinates: 37°00′52″N 82°17′38″W / 37.01444°N 82.29389°W / 37.01444; -82.29389
Country United States
State Virginia
County Dickenson
Elevation 1,749 ft (533 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24237
Area code(s) 276
GNIS feature ID 1477119[1]

Trammel is an unincorporated community in Dickenson County, Virginia, United States. Trammel is located along Virginia State Route 63 7.6 miles (12.2 km) north of St. Paul. Trammel had a post office with ZIP code 24289 from October 8, 1919, to November 16, 2002; the community is now part of ZIP code 24237.[2][3]

Trammel was first settled by a farmer named Hiram Keith. The first school in Trammel, known as the Delphia School, opened in 1898; a new schoolhouse was built for the school in 1924. The Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway began building a line through Dickenson County in 1913 and drove the last spike in Trammel in 1915; service to the community began in 1916.[4]

Coal mining was the primary industry at Trammel in the 1920s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trammel". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Reedy, Dennis (1994). School and Community History of Dickenson County, Virginia. The Overmountain Press. p. 508. ISBN 9781570720109. 
  5. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-57072-256-1.