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Breaks, Virginia
Breaks, Virginia is located in Virginia
Breaks, Virginia
Breaks, Virginia
Location in Virginia
Breaks, Virginia is located in the United States
Breaks, Virginia
Breaks, Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Virginia
Counties Buchanan
1,476 ft (450 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 1494190

Breaks is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) mostly in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States. A small portion of the CDP is in Dickenson County. Breaks is located very close to the Kentucky border and is east of Breaks Interstate Park. Breaks gets its name in reference to the "break" in Pine Mountain, a mountain range that spans along the Kentucky-Virginia border and ends near the community of Breaks.

It was in Breaks that U.S. Senator George Allen called S. R. Sidarth, a volunteer for the Jim Webb campaign and an Indian American, a macaca. This started a controversy that gained national attention.


Breaks Interstate Park

Russell Fork River, a popular whitewater rafting stream

Willowbrook Country Club, a 9-hole golf course.


Breaks has a population of 377 people who are all white with 64.1% who are married, 34% married with children and 18.9% have children but are single.

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