Hurley, Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Hurley is located in Virginia
Hurley is located in the US
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°25′8″N 82°1′19″W / 37.41889°N 82.02194°W / 37.41889; -82.02194Coordinates: 37°25′8″N 82°1′19″W / 37.41889°N 82.02194°W / 37.41889; -82.02194
Country United States
State Virginia
County Buchanan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Hurley is an unincorporated community in Buchanan County, Virginia located at the convergence of County Routes 643, 646, 650, and 697, a short distance from the Kentucky and West Virginia state lines.


The Hurley post office was established in 1893.[1] The community was probably named for Samuel Robert Hurley, a pioneer settler.[2]

Hurley suffered devastating floods in 2002 which nearly wiped out the town.[3] The recovery efforts resulted in an FBI and IRS investigation into alleged corruption surrounding the use of government funds.[4]



  1. ^ "Buchanan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Hurley flood response hits high water mark. Emergency Management Update. Virginia Department of Emergency Management, June 2002. Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  4. ^ Big Coon Dog lawsuit trees little cash. Hammack, Laurence. Roanoke Times. June 7, 2008.

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