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Disconnections reinstated

Utility customers who are delinquent on their accounts need to contact the town in order to avoid a disruption in water services. 276-546-1177 x0

Public Hearing

The town will hold a public hearing for a resolution on upgrades to the water plant prior to the regular council meeting on Monday, August 16 at 6 PM, 528 Industrial Dr. Pennington Gap, VA. For more information, call 276-546-1177 x 2.

Leeman Field Pool Extended Season

Leeman Field Pool will have an extended season this year! The pool will continue to operate Friday-Sunday during the month of August. August hours: Friday 4-8 PM, Saturday 12-6 PM, and Sunday 1-6 PM. Call 276-546-0270 for more info.

Miss Lee County Fair Scholarship Pageant 2021 Registration

Miss Lee County Fair Scholarship Pageant registration forms are available to download below. The pageant will be on September 14th, 2021 from 5-10 PM. Queen entries are due by September 6th, and all entries must be received by September 9th. In person sign-ups will be September 8th and 9th from 4-6 at the Pennington Gap Woman’s Club Building located just inside Leeman Field.

Online bill payment through Invoice Cloud coming April 1st.

UPDATE: We have temporarily removed access to online bill payment. This will be available online again on April 1st with no fees to the customer. Sorry for the inconvenience. Call if you need to make a payment before April 1.

We recently announced a new way to pay coming soon on our last bill, that was delayed due to the storm in Texas and being able to test through the company we will be using. Customers are still welcome to call our office, 276-546-1177 ext. 1 to pay with a card 8-4:30 weekdays with no fees.

Disaster preparedness survey

The LENOWISCO Planning District is conducting a study to better understand the emergency preparedness needs and risk perceptions of its residents as part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan update process. To do so, a questionnaire has been distributed throughout the Planning District, and your participation is requested.
 
The questionnaire should take about 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential, and your participation is strictly voluntary. Your input will enable the Planning District to better serve you in times of disaster.

To participate, please click the following link: 

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5952833/LENOWISCO-Community-Preparedness-Survey

Public Hearing on garbage dumpsters

Public hearing, Monday, October 19, 6 PM concurrent with Council meeting to address the installation of dumpsters at multi-units of 4 or more apartments, mobile home parks, etc. Council Chambers, 528 Industrial Dr.

Water disconnects resume October 6

ATTENTION FOR ALL PENNINGTON GAP WATER CUSTOMERS

The VCC moratorium on utility disconnects extended from September 16, will expire on October 5. On October 6, the Town of Pennington will begin disconnects of delinquent customers who have not made a formal agreement on payment of their bill. If you have not made any agreements, please contact us at 276-546-1177, extension 0 for up to six months’ payment plan, and avoid a reconnect fee.

Your WanderLOVE is calling.

58A, the Alternate Route and Pennington Gap

While Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Trail, US Hwy 58 stretches from Scott County to the end of Lee County and Cumberland Gap, railroading took the alternate route. US 58 Alternate runs from Jonesville to Big Stone Gap and Pennington Gap is a pass for the tracks and once a depot. Coal mining nearby created the town.

Spearhead Trail’s Stone Mountain ATV Trail trail head is located at the welcome center campground at Leeman Field Park. Constructed  in 1933,  the world’s  largest enclosed baseball field  for 25 years, hosted the Pennington Gap Miners, a St. Louis Browns affiliate minor league. A greenway along the trout stocked river and an 18-hole disc golf course offer leisurely activity. Scheduled events such as dirt drag racing or tractor pull and entertainment at the restored 1946 Lee Theatre are accessible from Pennington’s ATV friendly streets.

Visit the Appalachian African-American Cultural Center for history, genealogy and a look at a once segregated one room school house full of memorabilia. Curators request you make an appointment for a guided tour.

Take pictures at one of the latest LOVEworks signs on the Virginia Tourism trail at the intersection of East Morgan Ave. and Bobcat Circle. In Pennington Gap, L represents the Lee Theatre marquee, O encircles the town’s logo Great Stone Face rock, V is a tobacco row, Lee County’s heritage crop, and E is within coal scattered railroad tracks.

On North 421, Great  Stone Face Rock hangs precariously over the highway. Carved by nature centuries ago, the town’s logo is visible from the southern direction near the trestle. Train tracks tunnel through the bottom making way from mining communities of Bonny Blue, Kemmer Gem and the town of Saint Charles. 

On Route 606, discover Lake Keokee at Mohawk Loop. Paddleboard, kayak and fish this hidden gem near Keokee, where the coal town commissary is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Stop at the intersection of 606 and 421 and walk through the Stone Creek Outdoor Classroom and Park all located on Virginia’s Coal Heritage trail.

One mile East on 58A, since 1965, Patio Drive-In serves up the  jumbo cheeseburger and homemade shakes among other menu choices . Always on the must-do list of returning Lee Countians remembering the long line of cruisers on Saturday nights.

58A East to Big Stone Gap follows the Appalachian Backroad’s Panther’s Breath trail.  Pick a back road from their map or explore your own. Cave Springs Recreational Area near Dryden, part of George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, offers  a  shaded hike with an excellent view from above. A cave spring-fed swimming hole offers the real cool down and camping is available.

421 South to Dot, VA connects back to Hwy 58 and the Wilderness Road. Axe Handle Distillers offers tastings and a lesson on hand hewn logs from the company that brought them, Old Virginia Log Homes. 58 East to the top of Powell Mountain offers a beautiful view of Smokey Mountain foothills at the county line of Lee and Scott. Visit the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center in Duffield for a lesson on Boone’s trek as you’ve just crossed his path where he lost a son near Stickleyville.

Follow the Wilderness Road West all the way to Cumberland Gap National Park. Drive or hike the park or schedule a tour out to Hensley Settlement, high atop Cumberland Mountain where settlers lived until 1951 without the conveniences of modern day. On the mountain top east is White Rocks and Sand Cave, noticeable on the drive through Lee County near Ewing. These hiking destinations have a continuing link into the settlement. The high canopy offers plenty of blooming mountain laurel in summer, a waterfall at Sand Cave and views of Powell’s Valley. Gap Caverns  near  the state line,  features scheduled underground tours of the cave once known as Cudjo’s, where soldiers took shelter and mined salt peter. Near Ewing, Wilderness Road State Park and the recreated Martin’s Fort feature re-enactments of indian raids and pioneer life and more information on Boone’s discovery West.

At Jonesville, visit the Lee County Veteran’s Memorial Wall at Cumberland Bowl Park. The county seat is the 1828 birthplace of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathic medicine. Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society sits just outside of town. Let your wanderLOVE go and see far Southwest Virginia. For more information, visit Heart of Appalachia Tourism or email info@townofpenningtonva.gov. We’ll be waiting for you.