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Virginia is covered on the Northeast States List
Wise County was fromed from Lee, Russell and Scott Counties in 1856. Named after Henry A. Wise,
Governor of Virginia, is the person who this county is named after. Wise Co is located in the Appalachian Mountains area.
Population in 2000 was 40,123.
CITIES & TOWNS
Appalachia - Big Stone Gap - Coeburn - Pound - St. Paul - Wise
NOTE: Norton, independent city, is located inside the boundaries of Wise County, but is NOT a part of the County.
Wise is the county seat.
NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA
Jefferson National Forest
Colonial Hotel - E.M. Fulton House - High Knob Lookout Tower -
SW VA Museum Historical State Park - Wise Co Courthouse
Started new Section: Births Includes
Excerpts From 1853 -1870
Sarted new section: Newspaper Data including
Dickenson Co VA - Harlan Co KY - Lee Co VA - Letcher Co KY - Pike Co KY - Russell Co VA - Scott Co VA