Facts about Big Stone Gap
Location Wise County, South-West Virginia, United States of America
Population* 5,614
Land Area* 5.14 Square Miles
Household Count* 1,837
Persons per Household* 2.49
Major Highways US 23, a four-lane highway,  provides access to Interstate Highways 181 and 81 in Tennessee.

US 58 provides access to Kentucky and Interstate 75 to the west and to Interstate 81, via US 19,  and the Eastern Shore of Virginia to the east.  Much of US 58 is four-lane.  Projects are currently underway to four-lane the entire length of US 58.

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Tri Cities Regional Airport (TRI), located in Blountville, Tennessee, about 60 miles from Big Stone Gap, is a  modern commercial airport providing direct connections to several major cities.

Lonesome Pine Airport (LNP), located in Wise, Virginia, about 25 miles from Big Stone Gap, is a small airport serving private and corporate aircraft.

Colleges Mountain Empire Community College, a two-year college located about 5 miles from Big Stone Gap, Virginia

The University of Virginia's College at Wise, a four-year college located about 20 miles from Big Stone Gap in Wise, Virginia

Hospital Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital
1990 Holton Ave. E
Telephone:  276-523-3111
Library C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library
11 Proctor St. N
Telephone:  276-523-1334
Dial-A-Story:  276-523-4660
Schools Powell Valley Primary
Powell Valley Middle
Union High School
House of Prayer Christian School

* Source:  U. S. Census of Population

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