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Pound Town

Wise County, Virginia

Pound Town Hall is located at 8422 North River Road, Pound, VA 24279.
Phone: 276‑796‑5188.

Beginnings [1]

Chant Kelly was a leading developer of the town beginning in the early 1920s. He built multiple commercial buildings, provided electrical, telephone, and fire prevention services, and acted as Pound's postmaster for twelve years starting in 1922 and as president of the town's chamber of commerce. For these and other efforts Kelly was honored in period press accounts and was later eulogized as the Father of Pound.

  1. J. Daniel Pezzoni with Paul and Chances Varson, Landmark Preservation Associates, Sunnydale Farm, Wise County, Virginia, nomination document, 2010, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.