Welcome to the official online home of the Dickenson County Chamber of Commerce!

Dickenson County was established in 1880, the youngest county in the state of Virginia and is often called “Virginia’s Baby.” The county consists of three towns, Clintwood, Haysi and Clinchco.

Whether you are a visitor or a citizen of the county, our scenic beauty and rich culture leave a lasting impression. The Chamber of Commerce is proud of our supporting role in the growth and development of businesses and communities throughout the county.

We are committed to building a stronger business community and developing tourism in Dickenson County. We are a part of the Crooked Road “Virginia’s Music Trail”, home to The Breaks Interstate Park, known as the Grand Canyon of the South, the John Flannigan Dam & Reservoir and the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center.

If you enjoy small town living, friendly people, beautiful mountains and a country setting, then plan a visit to Dickenson County. We are developing new hiking, biking and horseback riding trails and have many adventures for the outdoor activists. White water rafting and canoeing, fishing, skiing, camping, horseback riding, hiking and biking are some of the festivities awaiting you in our county. As part of the Virginia Coal Heritage Trail, we offer museums detailing coal mining and railroad memorabilia. Coal Mining, Railroads and Traditional Mountain Music play a major part for the heritage culture in our county. For more information on Dickenson County tourism, call Rita Surratt, Tourism Director for Dickenson County at (276) 926-6074.

Please use this web site as your resource to the county, the business community and for the tourism activities that await you in Dickenson County.


Please take a moment to browse our photo gallery. Our gallery is filled with pictures of our beautiful county. We also include pictures of recent events of the Chamber of Commerce. Please check back often as more pictures are added.

The Dickenson County New Brochures are in!! Click HERE to see the brochure in PDF form. The file requires Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader to open and is 11MB in size.


October Events in Dickenson County

NEW! LOOKING FOR A JOB? Visit the Virginia Workforce Connection website at www.vawc.virginia.gov EMPLOYERS -- WANT THE NORTON VEC TO PRE-SCREEN JOB APPLICANTS? LOOKING TO POST YOUR JOB OPENINGS ON THE VIRGINIA WORKFORCE CONNECTION WEBSITE? Contact the Norton Virginia Employment Commission at 276/679-9413.

Dickenson County Visitor's Center, Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Phipps Family Museum

For Information call: Rita Surratt, Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Director, Dickenson County (276) 926-6074



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Clintwood, VA 24228
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Upcoming Events

Dickenson County Tourism Calendar

More events announced soon! 

Rita Surratt, Tourism Director

Dickenson County(276)926-6074 

If you have events you want posted or added to the event newsletter, please contact Rita Surratt, Tourism Director at (276) 926-6074 or email at rsurratt@dcwin.org.

Latest News:

The Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority announces new Visitor’s Guide and “Tear Off” Maps featuring all 7 coalfield Counties and City of Norton available for distribution. Visit the website at www.heartofappalachia.com to download or request a copy at info@heartofappalachia.com or call (276)762-0011 or stop by our Dickenson County Visitor’s Center in Clintwood to pick up a copy.


The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music schedule of events
You may contact the museum by email or phone to find out more information on upcoming events.
(276) 926-8550

Places to see in Dickenson County
Crooked Road Music Trail
Virginia's Coal Heritage Trail
Dennis Reedy Railroad and Coal Mining Museum, Clinchco
Cranesnest River and Campground
Breaks Interstate Park
White water Rafting on the Russell Fork River
Town of Clinchco
Town of Haysi
Town of Clintwood

Dr. Phipps Family Museum
P.O. Box 1990
Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone: (276) 926-6074
Email: chamber@dcwin.org

Birch Knob Observation Tower
Located 6.2 miles north of Clintwood in the Jefferson National Forest on the border between Kentucky and Virginia. The area is open April 1st to January 7th from 6:00am-10pm– The view from Birch Knob can allow one to see 5 or 6 states.
Elevation—3, 144 feet.

John Flannagan Dam and Reservoir
With 3 campgrounds, five boat ramps, picnic areas, fishing, hiking and hunting, boating and picnic shelters, its possible to find something for everyone at the Dam. For more information call
(276) 835-9544

The Ralph Stanley Museum will be having entertainment during the year. Please contact the Ralph Stanley Museum at (276) 926-8550 or visit the web sitewww.ralphstanleymuseum.com or check the Dickenson Star Newspaper for events.

Breaks Interstate Park will be having events during the year. Contact the park at 1-800-982-5122 or visit the park web site at www.breakspark.com.

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