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Bearwallow, Virginia

Bearwallow, Virginia
Unincorporated community

Coordinates: 37°14′29″N 81°44′39″W / 37.24139°N 81.74417°W / 37.24139; -81.74417Coordinates: 37°14′29″N 81°44′39″W / 37.24139°N 81.74417°W / 37.24139; -81.74417{{#coordinates:37|14|29|N|81|44|39|W|type:city_region:US-VA |primary |name=

Country United States
State Virginia
County Buchanan
Elevation 3,048 ft (929 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1477101[1]

Bearwallow is an unincorporated community in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States.[1] Bearwallow is located in the extreme northeastern corner of the county on Virginia State Route 616, approximately Script error: No such module "convert". east-southeast of Grundy. A short distance to the east of Bearwallow lies the intersection of Buchanan County with Tazewell County, Virginia and McDowell County, West Virginia.[2][3]

A post office was established as Bear Wallow in 1874 and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1951.[4] The community is named after the use of the area by bears to wallow.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bearwallow". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  2. "The National Map". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  3. Pendleton, William Cecil (1920). History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia: 1748-1920. W. C. Hill printing Company. p. 555. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  4. "Buchanan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  5. "Domestic Geographic Name Report - Bearwallow". United States Department of the Interior Board on Geographic Names. 1968. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  6. 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. 

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