Nora is a small, unincorporated town in Dickenson County in the southern state of Virginia. In the 2000 US census, its population is listed as 566. Nora is built along one side of the McClure River.
Coal mining has always been the primary business for the town and county. However, in recent years natural gas production has increased sharply because it has become possible to extract gas from the underlying Huron Shale formation. The Huron Shale deposit in this part of Virginia is called the Nora Field.