Formed From: Russell and Wythe Counties. Parts of Russell County were added in 1807 and 1835, parts of Washington and Wythe Counties were added in 1826, and part of Logan County (W.Va.) was added in 1834.
Tazewell County was named for Henry Tazewell, U.S. senator from Virginia from 1794 until his death in 1799. It was formed from Wythe and Russell Counties in 1799. Parts of Russell County were added in 1807 and 1835, parts of Washington and Wythe Counties were added in 1826, and part of Logan County (West Virginia) was added in 1834. Its area is 522 square miles, and the county seat is Tazewell. The population is 44,598 according to the 2000 census.
Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes
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