Lee County Virginia
Where Virginia Begins
Town of Jonesville
A Little of Our History
The Town of Jonesville is a small town with a BIG heart. Located in Southwest Virginia, we are surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Appalachian Chain. The town of Jonesville was established in 1794 and founded on October 13, 1795 as the County Seat of Lee County and named after Fredrick Jones. Jonesville is the second oldest town west of Roanoke with a population of approximately 995. In the town's earliest years it was known as Glade Spring and by the Civil War era often called Mump's Fort. Originally incorporated in 1884 and re-incorporated in 1901, Jonesville was a small but thriving center of commerce.
In the Summer be sure to look for festival of flowers on Main Street. This beautiful display has locals and visitors alike stopping to take a closer look. A big thank you to Dr. Abdul Almatari for sharing his passion with the community.
842 Park Street, Jonesville, VA 24263
Phone: (276) 346-1151 Fax: (276) 346-1325
Town of Pennington Gap
Tel: (276) 546-1177
Fax: (276) 546-5383
FESTIVAL: Tobacco Festival (tobaccofestival.org) 4th Saturday in October for 67 years!
The Tobacco Festival is an official designated stop on The Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.
I would like to personally welcome you to the Town of Pennington Gap. Please visit our website. It is designed to give everyone pertinent information about our town.
We encourage you to visit our website often as it is updated on a regular basis. Thank you for your interest in our website and our Town.
Some of the Town’s initiatives include continuing work on the Lee Theatre and Pennington Gap Community Center project, an examination of the Leeman Field Complex to see what improvements and additions can be made there, a continued look at the Greenway and Walking Trail, an ATV Trail and RV park and other commercial development possibilities inside the Town limits.
Again, thank you for visiting our site, and, whether you are a resident or a visitor, a senior citizen or a young member of our community, we hope to have something available for each of you. If you think there’s anything we can do to improve the usefulness of the site, please let us know.
Larry W. Holbrook
Town of St. Charles
The town incorporated in 1914, was officially named in 1907 for coal developer Charles W. Bondurant, and his secretary Ms. St. John. Commercial coal mining in St. Charles began around 1903. It was a center of commerce for the mining camps and communities that surrounded it during the coal boom of the early twentieth century.
At one point St. Charles was home to three theatres: The Virginian, The Rainbow & Turner's Station. St. Charles is currently like many coal towns that boomed in the earlier 1900s. It now simply stands a reminder of our rich heritage of coal and hard work. Please visit the Coal miners memorial. It is a beautiful place to sit and reflect on the sacrifice that was made by so many men, women and children in the early years of mining.