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Historical Links

  • New River Notes Historical resources and genealogy page that focuses on the Upper New River Valley. North Carolina counties included are Ashe, Allegheny, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. Virginia counties included are Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, and Wythe. Some high-level information is also available for other Virginia counties and for some counties in other states.
  • Library of Virginia Founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to the state’s incomparable printed and manuscript holdings. The collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.
  • History of County Formations in Virginia 1617-1995 This site contains information about the formation of Virginia counties by the date of each change. See the status of a county on the map by selecting a specific dateor watch the changes over time on the map utilizing the play option.

Grayson County Sites

  • 1908 Court House: The Historic 1908 Court House serves as the Art & Cultural Center of Grayson County, Virginia, preserving our legacy for future generations.
  • Kegley Library: The F.B. Kegley Library is a special collection of southwestern Virginia history and genealogical materials in the WCC Library in Wytheville.
  • Grayson County Info: Nestled in the Blue Ridge Highlands of SW Virginia is Grayson County. It is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning beauty and profound quiet moments that nature can provide.
  • Fries, Virginia: The Town of Fries (pronounced “freeze”) is in Grayson County on the north banks of the New River. It is fifteen miles northeast of the county seat of Independence on Route 94. The town was named for Colonel Francis Fries of Salem, North Carolina.
  • Grayson Library: Grayson County Public Library

Music and Arts

  • The Crooked Road Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, promoting Appalachian Virginia’s Cultural Heritage

Genealogy Links

Organization Links


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