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Pocahontas is a town in Tazewell County, Virginia. It was named for Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas who lived in the 17th Century Jamestown Settlement. The population was 389 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578.HistoryPocahontas was the location of the start of this region's coal boom with a spur line that launched the Norfolk and Western Railroad (now Norfolk Southern) into national prominence during the 1880s. The large two-state coal region bears the town's name.The Pocahontas Historic District and Pocahontas Mine No. 1 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyPocahontas is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square mile, all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 441 people, 190 households, and 122 families residing in the town. The population density was 729.1 people per square mile (283.8/km2). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 380.3 per square mile (148.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.15% White, 2.04% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.91% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.
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