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Buchanan County, Virginia
The county was formed in 1858 from parts of Russell Co and Tazewell Co. It was named for James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States. In 1880, the southwestern part of Buchanan County was combined with parts of Russell Co and Wise Co to become Dickenson Co.
Helen Timmons Henderson (1877-1925) helped participate in the work of the Buchanan Mission School at Council VA. She and Sarah Lee Fain (1888-1962) of Norfolk, became the first two women to be elected into the Virginia General Assembly. They were both Democrats in the House of Delegates. When Helen was in office, the delegates agreed to let 6.2 miles of improved road to be placed from Russell Co, across Big "A" Mountain, to Council. Route 80 is also known as "Helen Henderson Highway."
Big Rock - Council - Davenport - Harman - Harman Junction - Hurley - Keen Mountain - Mavisdale
Maxie - Oakwood - Prater - Short Gap - Stacy - Vansant - Royal City - Whitewood
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