This town of Wise county is a part of the state of Virginia, has a total area of about 2 sq. miles. It is surrounded by various camp communities related to coal, like Andover, Derby, Imboden among others. Appalachia has the world's second- shortest tunnel and the Peake Building Apartment house with street level acess. A heritage festival is celebrated here, known as the Railroad/Coal Days. Some notable residents are, Peggie Castle, Thomas Jones, sam church among others.