Ben Hur, Virginia

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US 58 in Ben Hur

Ben Hur is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Virginia, United States.[1] It is located along U.S. Route 58 (Alternate) southwest of Pennington Gap and northeast of Jonesville.


Ben Hur was founded by Auburn Pridemore.[2] He named the community after the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace.[3]

The Ben Hur post office was established in 1921.[4]


Coordinates: 36°43′58″N 83°04′56″W / 36.73278°N 83.08222°W / 36.73278; -83.08222