Aero view of Pocahontas, Va. 1911 / drawn and published by T. M. Fowler.
Reproduction Aero View of Pocahontas, Virginia, drawn and published by T. M. Fowler in 1911. Virginia's first coalfield boomtown, Pocahontas lies in the heart of the Appalachians, located in Tazewell County. The town was given the name of the famous Algonquian princess, Pocahontas, in 1881. The first mine field opened in the Pocahontas Coal Field in 1882. Today the site of the original mine is home to the world's first Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum.