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The population of Bluefield is approximately 12,756 (1990), 10447 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,007 (1990), 4643 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bluefield is 21.821 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bluefield to Washington DC is 263 miles. The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bluefield is positioned 37.26 degrees north of the equator and 81.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bluefield elevation is 2,560 feet above sea level.
The city bird is the Bluebird.
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Bluefield location: in southern West Virginia

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Bluefield history:

Bluefield was the regional headquarters of the Norfolk & Western Railway. It was named for the many chicory flowers which grew wild along the hillsides and roads. Many industries were found in Bluefield, including that of coal mining. Bluefield, Virginia just over the border in Virginia is the sister city of Bluefield, West Virginia. It is southwest of town on the other side of the East River Mountain.
The Bluefield Arts and Crafts Center is now using the original municipal building, which was built in 1924. Not only crafts, but also performing arts and visual arts are seen here.
The founding of Bluefield: 1889
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Bluefield attractions:

There is a Mountain Festival held every Memorial Day weekend with entertainment, auctions, antique car show, crafts, sporting events and a carnival.

Bluefield is part of the Coal Heritage Trail which weaves its way through over 500 "coal towns."

Eastern Regional Coal Archives
600 Commerce St.
Phone: 304-325-3943
Coal mining memorabilia with exhibits, photographs, equipment, films, and more.

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