Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Wise County, Virginia
Wise County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. In 1856, the county was formed from land taken from Lee, Scott, and Russell Counties. It was named after Henry A. Wise, who was the Governor of Virginia at the time. As of 2006, the population was 41,905, making it the largest jurisdiction in terms of population outside of any metropolitan area in Virginia. Its county seat is Wise.