Clintwood, Virginia

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Clintwood is a town in Dickenson County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,549 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dickenson County[3].

Although originally called Holly Creek after a small stream that runs through the town, it was later named Clintwood after Major Henry Clinton Wood, a Confederate officer in the 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment.



Clintwood is located at 37°9′0″N 82°27′24″W / 37.15°N 82.45667°W / 37.15; -82.45667 (37.150054, -82.456698)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.

Local Tourist Attractions

  • The Jettie Baker Center
  • The Ralph Stanley Museum
  • Breaks Interstate Park (Outside Haysi)
  • John W. Flanagan Dam and Reservoir
  • Bear Pen Recreation area
  • Historical Society
  • Cranes Nest River and camping/recreation area
  • Birch Knob Tower
  • Jefferson National Forest
  • Dickenson County Fair (usually held in August)
  • Dennis Reedy Railroad and Coal Museum
  • Mountain Art Works Restaurant & Gallery
  • Dickenson County Art Center & Gallery
  • Lower Twin Campground
  • Pound River Campground
  • Mountain Music Festival


  • Southern Heritage Inn
  • Hometown Lodging
  • Hickory Tree Lodging
  • Misty Mountain Cottage
  • Mullins Farm Guest Cottage
  • End of The Trail Lodge
  • The Red Caboose Inn
  • Breaks Interstate Park Lodging

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