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Treasure Hunt

The Town of Tazewell is celebrating its Sesquicentennial anniversary this year, commemorating 150 years since it was incorporated in 1866. In honor of this special anniversary, Tazewell Today is hosting a Treasure Hunt. For each week of April, there will be an article in local newspapers that includes a historical clue. That clue can be used to locate the hidden egg for that ...

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This year marks the Sesquicentennial or 150 year milestone of the incorporation of the Town of Tazewell. Many special events are being planned in celebration. To extend the celebration, the event planning committee is designing a commemorative Taztown-opoly game based in the classic Monopoly game. Businesses, events and landmarks will be featured that are the heart of Tazewell. Board spaces ...

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Christmas in Tazewell

December 5th, 2015 was a lively day in the Town of Tazewell! The Community Dinner kicked off the day at the American Legion building, serving free turkey and ham dinners to area residents. Then, the festivities continued on with the annual Christmas Tree lighting. Volunteers served up hot chocolate and treats to the crowds, while Mayor Donald Buchanan welcomed everyone and ...

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Sesquicentennial Plans Made

Planning is underway for the Sesquicentennial celebrations for the Town of Tazewell. 2016 marks 150 years since its incorporation by the Virginia General Assembly in 1866. Originally named Jeffersonville, it was established as the county seat of the new county on land given by William Peery in 1800. The county’s first community was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson who ...

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