Big Rock, Virginia

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Big Rock
Unincorporated community
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Mine in Big Rock
Big Rock is located in Virginia
Big Rock
Big Rock
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Country United States
State Virginia
County Buchanan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1495268[1]

Big Rock is an unincorporated community in Buchanan County, Virginia located at the convergence of County Route 650 and U.S. Route 460, a short distance from the Kentucky state line.

A post office was established at Big Rock in 1854.[2] The boulder from which the community likely took its name was destroyed in the 1930s by the building of the railroad.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Rock, Virginia
  2. "Buchanan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-57072-256-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>