Bearwallow, Virginia

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Bearwallow, Virginia
Bearwallow, Virginia is located in Virginia
Bearwallow, Virginia
Bearwallow, Virginia
Bearwallow, Virginia is located in the United States
Bearwallow, Virginia
Bearwallow, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°14′29″N 81°44′39″W / 37.24139°N 81.74417°W / 37.24139; -81.74417Coordinates: 37°14′29″N 81°44′39″W / 37.24139°N 81.74417°W / 37.24139; -81.74417
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyBuchanan
Elevation
3,048 ft (929 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1477101[1]

Bearwallow is an unincorporated community in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States.[1] Bearwallow is located in the extreme northeastern corner of the county on Virginia State Route 616, approximately 19.8 miles (31.9 km) east-southeast of Grundy. A short distance to the east of Bearwallow lies the intersection of Buchanan County with Tazewell County, Virginia and McDowell County, West Virginia.[2][3]

A post office was established as Bear Wallow in 1874 and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1951.[4] The community is named after the use of the area by bears to wallow.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bearwallow". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "The National Map". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Pendleton, William Cecil (1920). History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia: 1748-1920. W. C. Hill printing Company. p. 555. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Buchanan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Domestic Geographic Name Report - Bearwallow". United States Department of the Interior Board on Geographic Names. 1968. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-57072-256-1.