Toms Creek, Virginia

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Toms Creek, Virginia
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Toms Creek, Virginia
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Toms Creek, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°58′00″N82°27′17″W / 36.96667°N 82.45472°W / 36.96667; -82.45472 Coordinates: 36°58′00″N82°27′17″W / 36.96667°N 82.45472°W / 36.96667; -82.45472
Country United States
State Virginia
County Wise
Elevation 2,028 ft (618 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
GNIS feature ID 1493714 [1]

Toms Creek is an unincorporated community and coal town located in Wise County, Virginia, United States.

A coal town, also known as a coal camp or patch is typically situated in a remote place and provides residences for a population of miners to reside near a coal mine. A coal town is a type of company town or mining community established by the employer, a mining company, which imports workers to work the mineral find. The 'town founding' process is not limited to coal mining, nor mining, but is generally found where mineral wealth is located in a remote or undeveloped area, which is then opened for exploitation, normally first by having some transportation infrastructure brought into being first. Often, such minerals were the result of logging operations by pushing into a wilderness forest, which clear-cutting operations then allowed geologists and cartographers, to chart and plot the lands, allowing efficient discovery of natural resources and their exploitation.

Wise County, Virginia County in the United States

Wise County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,452. Its county seat is Wise. The county was formed in 1856 from Lee, Scott, and Russell Counties and named for Henry A. Wise, who was the Governor of Virginia at the time.

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