Whitewood, Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Whitewood, Va.
Whitewood, Va.
Whitewood is located in Virginia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Whitewood is located in the United States
Whitewood (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°14′08″N 81°51′25″W / 37.23556°N 81.85694°W / 37.23556; -81.85694Coordinates: 37°14′08″N 81°51′25″W / 37.23556°N 81.85694°W / 37.23556; -81.85694
CountryUnited States
 • Total485
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)(276)

Whitewood is an unincorporated community in Buchanan County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the Whitewood area had a population of 485,[1] it is located along the Dismal River, which is part of the watershed of the Big Sandy River.


The community was initially settled in the early 1900s by lumber companies that arrived to log the forests of the surrounding hills; the settlement was named Whitewood, supposedly after the color of the lumber, shortly after the first lumber mill was established in 1905.[2] The Whitewood post office was established in 1906.[3]

In September 2008, Whitewood High School, built in 1940, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places,[4] it was demolished in early 2010.


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  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-10-11
  2. ^ Baker, Nancy Virginia. Bountiful and beautiful: a bicentennial history of Buchanan County, Virginia. Printed at the Buchanan County Vocational School, 1976.
  3. ^ "Buchanan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places Weekly List, September 19, 2008.