A Little History
Tazewell County was
formed out of Peoria County in 1827. The consensus
appears to be that it was named in honor of Littleton
Tazewell, who was serving in the U.S. Senate, and who
became Governor of Virginia in 1834. It is, however,
possible that it was named for Littleton's father,
prominent Virginia politician Henry Tazewell, for whom
Tazewell County, Virginia, was named.
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