Links of Interest ~
Area tourism, Christmas Information, and more!

Grayson County, Virginia:

Historic 1908 Grayson County Courthouse
Richardson-style architecture, museum, local art gallery, and historical records. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Independence, VA
(276) 773-3711

Grayson County Historical Society
147 Independence Ave.,
Independence, VA 24348

Genealogical resources.

Grayson County Public Library
147 South Independence Ave.,
Independence, VA 24348

(276) 773-2761
Genealogical resources. Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9am-5pm; Tues & Thurs, 8am-7pm.

Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation

Grayson Highlands State Park
829 Grayson Highland Lane,
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
(276) 579-7092

Visitors center, log buildings.

New River Notes
Website with a large amount of information on the history of the counties in the Upper New River region.

Tourist Information Center
107 E. Main St.,
1908 Courthouse, Town Square,
Independence, VA 24348
(276) 773-3711
Local information. Open Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sat, 9am-3pm.

The Vault Museum
107 E. Main St.,
1908 Courthouse, Town Square,
Independence 24348
(276) 773-3711
Early 1900s mountain home and barn, blacksmith shop, tools, farm implements. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-4pm, Fri, 9am-5pm.

Davis-Bourne Inn
119 Journey's End Drive,
P.O. Box 395,
Independence, VA 24348
Beautiful Victorian mansion constructed in 1865 by Col. Alexander Davis. Tours available.

Grayson County Courthouse
Davis St.,
Independence,VA 24348
(276) 773-2231
Historical records, genealogical resources. Open Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5pm.


Smyth County, Virginia:

Smyth County Chamber of Commerce
Marion, VA - (276) 783-3161

H. L. Bonham Regional Development & Tourism Center,
operated by the Smyth County Tourism Association,
Chilhowie, VA - (276) 646-3306

Saltville Director of Tourism
Saltville Town Hall, Saltville, VA - (276) 496-5342

Saltville Museum and Museum of the Middle Appalachians
First salt mine in the country and main source of salt for the Confederacy; exhibits about battles, natural history, and nearby excavation.
Saltville, VA - (276) 496-3633

Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia
Farmstead of first settlers of area with 1890s farm and school.
Atkins, VA - (276) 686-4401



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