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Coordinates: 37°17′45″N 82°16′54″W / 37.2957°N 82.28178°W / 37.2957; -82.28178

Location of Breaks, Virginia

Breaks, Virginia is a small Virginia community located 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.

Attractions

Breaks Interstate Park

Russell Fork River, a popular whitewater rafting stream

Willowbrook Country Club, a 9-hole golf course.


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