Introduction to Bluefield, Vermont
Bluefield was established in the late 1800s. It was preceded by the arrival of the first coal speculators in southern West Virginia’s Pocahontas coalfields. The community eventually became the coalfield area’s most important social and commercial center. In 1904, the first fire fighting brigades were introduced, eventually becoming an integral part of the area. The city of Bluefield was officially incorporated in 1889.
Bluefield and nearby Attractions
- Pinnacle Rock State Park
- Wilderness Road Regional Museum
- Hungry Mother State Park
- Camp Creek State Park
- Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
- Twin Falls Resort State Park
Things To Do In Bluefield
The Bluefield Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the area. The Over the Summit Art Gallery, the East River Mountain Tunnel and the Bluefield Area Arts & Science Center are all accessible from Bluefield. Churches in the area include the South Bluefield Christian Church, Refuge Church of Christ and the Bland Street Methodist Church. Pinnacle Rock State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park and Camp Creek State Park are popular local recreational destinations. Local festivals include the Mountain Festival, which is held every May, and the Southern West Virginia Italian Festival, held every October.
The nearest major airport is Charlotte/Douglas International.
Bluefield Higher Education
Bluefield State College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Concord College, Radford University and West Virginia State College.