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Community Events Calendar (CoC)
Churches (Courtesy of Church Angel - Church Directory of U.S.)


Big Stone Gap




St. Paul

Civic, Business & Community Organizations
Chamber of Commerce Listings
    (276) 679-0961
The Wise County Fairgrounds is host to several events during the year including the Mountain People's Music Fair (June), the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair & Horse Show (August), and the Dock Boggs Memorial Festival (September).  The Fairgrounds are located on Hurricane Road near Wise, Virginia.
Chamber of Commerce
    (276) 679-0961
4-H Clubs
Extension Service
    (276) 328-6194
Wise County Genealogical Research Site - Part of the VAGen Web Project
Wise County Historical Society
    (276) 328-6451
Circuit Court Clerk
    (276) 328-6111
Melungeon Heritage Association, Inc.
Has four (4) public branches located within Wise County.
Wise County Public Library - Wise, Virginia
    (276) 328-8325
C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library - Big Stone Gap, Virginia
    (276) 523-1334
Coeburn Community Library - Coeburn, Virginia
    (276) 395-6152
J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library - St. Paul, Virginia
    (276) 762-9702
Located on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise - Wise, Virginia.
    (276) 328-0150
Located on the campus of the Mountain Empire Community Collge - Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
    (276) 523-2400
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) - A consortium of academic libraries in Virginia
The Library of Virginia
Southwest Virginia Museum
    (276) 523-1322
Harry W. Meador Coal Museum
    (276) 523-9209
Parks and Recreation
Community Centers - Building Rentals
These buildings are available to rent for reunions, receptions, parties, and other special occasions. You must reserve the center in advance by paying a deposit (refundable, if the facilities remain in good condition) and a rental fee (as specified below). (NOTE: Rates changed effective Jan. 1, 2016)
Dorchester Community Center – Deposit: $50.00, Rental: $40.00
Stephens Community Center – Deposit: $50.00, Rental: $40.00
Tacoma School Community Center – Deposit: $50.00, Rental: $40.00
    (276) 328-2321 - County Administrator

Wise County Youth Soccer
Wise County Youth Soccer is a volunteer, non-profit organization promoting soccer for the children of Wise County.
Performing Arts
Appalachian Children's Theater (ACT)
    (276) 328-5000
Pro-Art Association
    (276) 376-4520
Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama - Commonwealth of Virginia's Official Outdoor Drama
    (276) 523-1235 / (800) 362-0149
Winds of the Mountain Empire - a semi-professional organization comprised of some of the best instrumental musicians from southwestern Virginia, southeastern Kentucky, northeastern Tennessee, and northwestern North Carolina.

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