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TOWN OF POUND

ADOPTED BUDGET 2013-2014
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Bar-B-Que, Blue Grass and Bikes
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VISITING POUND ?

Call us at
(276)796-5188 or
(276)796-7289


Picking  in Pound at the TOWN HALL every Thursday 7:00 PM.

Town of Pound Geocaching Club, contact Arvil Pilkenton or Angie Robinson at 276-328-7100

Where the Crooked Road Bends

Downtown

Town of Pound, Virginia

Coordinates: 377′26″N 8236′28″W

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Mountain Empire Older Citizens uses Pound Town Hall as a satellite for their facility for quilting, games, and other activities for seniors.  Transporation is provided by calling 276-523-4202.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones was arrested in this sleepy country town for intoxication and disorderly conduct. Jones was in the area filming the Michael Apted film Coal Miner's Daughter. The movie starred Sissy Spacek and was filmed in around Wise County and neighboring Letcher County, KY. Jones was allowed to cool off and returned to filming the movie but giving law enforcement officials a handful during his incarceration.

some Notable residents

Glen Roberts (1912–1980) was a basketball star who played for Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA and held the national college scoring record from 1935-1949. He averaged 19 plus points per game in an era when game scores only averaged 30 to 35 points per game. Roberts was an All-American with his scoring featured in Ripley's "Believe It Or Not." His prolific scoring was in great part attributable to his being the first known basketball player to use a "jump shot." He played professional ball for Firestone of the "National Basketball League."

Former U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers and his family originated from Pound VA. Much of his family still resides in Pound. Born in neighboring Kentucky (due to proximity of hospitals) Francis Gary's early years were spent living in Pound VA. His family moved for the sake of employment, to Michigan and then finally back to Grundy, VA.

Napoleon Hill (1883–1970), the American personal-success author of 'Think And Grow Rich' was born and grew up on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia near the town of Pound.

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